Over 60 of the world’s best male and female snowboarders and skiers – the majority will have competed at the Winter Olympics in Korea, which will see the debut of the Big Air snowboard event. Those competitors plus skiers will go on to compete for the Air + Style Sydney round win and the chance to get a slice of the biggest prize pool on the Air + Style Global Tour.
Air + Style is a global Big Air snowboarding competition combined with a music festival, featuring the World's best action Snow Sport athletes, music, culture, technology and fashion. Always evolving and always keeping it fresh, Air + Style Sydney will be unique, adding skiing for the first time.Event Information
Featuring a 16 story, snow covered ramp right in the heart of the city, Sydney has never seen an event like this before and all in the Domain on the doorstep of the CBD and Sydney Harbour.
Previously held in Innsbruck, Beijing and Los Angeles, Air + Style stages have in the past played host to the likes of Major Lazer, Flume, TV On The Radio, Portugal the Man and Kendrick Lamar.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White began snowboarding at age six, and immediately showed an uncanny talent for the sport. By seven — the same age he was discovered by Tony Hawk at a San Diego skate park — Shaun had won a series of competitions and landed a sponsorship with Burton.
Shaun turned pro at 13 and by the time he’d won his first Olympic gold medal at 19, he was a household name, matching his intensity on the board with an effortlessly magnetic and outrageous presence that helped him land the cover of Rolling Stone twice.
With continued triumphs in snowboarding and skateboarding — gold medals at 2006 and 2010 Olympics, 10 ESPY awards, record-breaking 15 X Games golds — Shaun steadily built up his businesses. After joining forces with Burton he began creating eyewear for Oakley and — at 14 — partnered with Target and ultimately expanded that relationship into clothing, footwear, accessories, and home goods lines.
Shaun donated a portion of his earnings to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Boys & Girls Club. Born with a heart defect that demanded he undergo two major surgeries before his first birthday, Shaun is closely involved with the Make-A- Wish Foundation and has granted 17 wishes since 2008.
In 2014 Shaun became the majority shareholder in the snowboarding/music festival Air + Style, and helped it grow into a three global stops in Austria, Beijing, and L.A.
In 2016 Shaun purchased a stake in Mammoth Mountain, Snow Summit, June Mountain, and Bear Mountain where he is developing programs that educate youth about being active and make snow sports more accessible to city kids. Featured on the cover of Forbes “30 Under 30” in 2016, Shaun recently moved into the next phase of his fashion career, launching a men’s line with Macy’s.
Now training for the 2018 Olympics in Korea, Shaun says, “I’m more excited about snowboarding than I’ve been in a long time — like that thrill and that fight is building up again. I feel like I’m just getting started — like I’m just now getting a true grasp of what I’m capable of.”