What is TTR
The other strand of established World Class International Competition is provided by the TTR (Ticket to Ride) Pro Snowboarding Tour. Presented as an alternative to regimented competition format, namely the OWG.Back to top
‘The Arctic Challenge’ brainchild of legendary snowboarder, Terje Haakonsen was the start of the movement.
Terje, along with significant industry players, contest organisers and respected riders, implemented a qualification Series to feed into The Arctic Challenge. The ‘Ticket To Ride’ Pro Snowboarding Tour was created with the following underlying principals; Work together as independent snowboarding events, each qualifying riders to The Arctic Challenge; Foster creative and progressive snowboarding on an outstanding and safe infrastructure; Earn the trust of the world’s best riders; Develop progressive contest and judging formats; Present all facets of snowboarding in a core yet accessible way; Remember the creativity and fun of riding a snowboard.
Each event was to be as important as the next, there would be no World Champion and The Arctic Challenge would represent the final contest of the tour, rather than the tour final. With Terje as patron, the TTR went public on October 2nd, 2002.
Representing ten top elite snowboarding events across three continents; The TTR has gone some ways to unifying the core scene, riders, industry and media alike. Snowboarders are getting a say in the direction of their sport.