Burton AM Tour 2007 comes to a close
Thu 10 May 07
Europe's biggest freestyle snowboarding amateur contest series, the Burton AM Tour just finished its second season. The Slopestyle contest series stopped in 15 resorts in 15 different European countries
Europe’s biggest freestyle snowboarding amateur contest series, the Burton AM Tour just finished its second season. The Slopestyle contest series stopped in 15 resorts in 15 different European countries. Of 688 riders in total, Tim Kevin Ravnjak (10) of Velenje, Slovenia, and Marthe Nordahl (17) of Hilversum, Netherlands, came in first in the overall tour ranking. They took home an engraved Nixon watch and a Burton European Open 2008 package (consisting of a reserved starting slot for the slopestyle contest, and fees, board and lodging).
Riders of 24 different nationalities in total battled at each stop for prizes from tour sponsor Nixon and Burton, RED and Anon. Riders aged 16 or older also collected points for the Ticket to Ride (TTR) World Tour. The Burton AM Tour started in October in Les 2 Alpes in France and ended in April in Hemsedal, Norway.
During that time the tour crew travelled 25.000 kilometres. It had to deal with bad weather, fought sneaky burglars, and definitely earned a degree in customs regulations. Despite poor snow conditions for most of the season, only three stops had to be cancelled. At all other stops the AM Tour crew and the local resorts managed to create the perfect possible conditions.
Highlights included the Bialka Tatrzanska stop in Poland with 80 riders present, and the stop in Finnish Talma, with bluebird weather conditions and an incredible level of riding. At all stops the spirit among the riders was great, and the kids were always stoked about the professionalism of and friendliness at the contests.
This is what Ivar Fougstedt, Burton European Marketing Director, has to say: “The Burton AM Tour is the only amateur contest series on a truly pan-European scale.
It proved once again to be the best opportunity for young riders to push their level of snowboarding while experiencing the unique atmosphere of a snowboarding contest.“
AM TOUR 06/07 FINAL RESULTS
BOYS - Top 15
1. Ravnjak Tim-Kevin / Velenje / SLO / 528 p.
2. Janosz Piotr / Katowice / POL / 240 p.
3. De Reus Chico / Capelle / NED / 217 p.
4. Zilaji Kristian / Ljubljana / SLO / 214 p.
5. Roos Tamor / Den Haag / NED / 205 p.
6. De Jong Dimi / Den Haag / NED / 159 p.
7. Lundström Tor / Göteborg / SWE / 155 p.
8. Urban Benny / Hamburg / GER / 145 p.
9. Djité David / Zürich / SUI / 140 p.
10. Gschaider Maxi / Bischofswiesen / GER / 135 p.
11. Rupp Gino / Zoetermeer / NED / 128 p.
12. Sean Taylor / Zoetermeer / NED / 125 p.
13. Van den Ende Mike / Bentulzen / NED / 123 p.
14. Weilenmann Benjamin / Flims / SUI / 113 p.
15. Birkendahl Linus / Berg / GER / 112 p.
GIRLS - Top 15
1. Nordahl Marthe / Hilversum / NOR / 444 p.
2. Podgorna Anna / Innsbruck / POL / 292 p.
3. Weber Stéphanie / Uitikon / SUI / 165 p.
4. Van der Pouw Britte / Zoetermeer / NED / 100 p.
5. Bonnaud Alicia / La Ciotat / FRA / 100 p.
6. Berry Laura / Milton Keynes / GBR / 100 p.
7. Borisova Monika / Sofia / BUL / 100 p.
8. Züst Sarah / Horgen / SUI / 100 p.
9. Kwiecien Katarzyna / Tychy / POL / 100 p.
10. Zarina Zane / Riga / LAT / 100 p.
11. Hinnobert Sandra / Otepää / EST / 100 p.
12. Laukkanen Ruut / Sajaniemi / FIN / 100 p.
13. Sandström Mimmi / Malung / SWE / 100 p.
14. Haug Linn / NOR / 100 p.
15. Hetzenauer Dees / Halsteren / NED / 92 p.
Fri 11 May 07, Courchevel, France
Sad news for anyone who put in some turns in Courchevel with RTM snowboard School. Tom who was the T in RTM, has died of a heart attack.
Sat 12 May 07, Mammoth Mountain, USA
In a $6.5million project the old 2-man chair is being replaced by a whopping 6-seater ready for the start of 07/08 season.
Sat 12 May 07, Snowpark, New Zealand
New mini-park and on-site accomodation will be waiting for you
Tue 15 May 07
Following five very successful years the AIM Series goes under the knife and The British Snowboard Tour is born.
Wed 16 May 07, Perisher, Australia
Australian alpine resorts have invested heavily in improving their alpine winter experience, particularly with large investments in snowmaking.