‘Visa Big Air’ Series To Bring Snowboarding, Skiing To SunTrust Park in December

15-story steel scaffold jump structure will be installed at the stadium for the two-day event.
Visa Big Air - SunTrust Stadium

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is teaming up with the Atlanta Braves to host Visa Big Air at SunTrust Park, according to an announcement this week.

The two-day event Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21 will be a sanctioned FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Cup.

It is said to be the first event of its kind in Atlanta.

Visa Big Air will take place on a 15-story steel scaffold jump structure that will be installed at the Cobb County stadium.

800 tons of snow will also be brought in to create a surface on which freeskiers and snowboarders can compete.

Athletes will drop into an approximately 40-degree in-run, then launch themselves off the jump at speeds up to 40 miles per hour to perform tricks while traveling up to 70 feet in the air.

Some of the athletes include U.S. Freeski Olympians Julia Krass, Maggie Voisin, and two-time Olympic medalist, Nick Goepper.

In addition, Olympic gold medalists Red Gerard, Jamie Anderson and the 2018-19 FIS Snowboard Overall Crystal Globe Winner Chris Corning will represent the U.S. Snowboard Team.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the bottom of this page.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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