Freestyle.ch lights up Zurich
Mon 29 September 08
46,000 visitors over the 3 days witnessed some fantastic snowboarding, freeskiing, Skateboarding and Freestyle motorcross. Full details and an exclusive photo gallery awaits ...
All Stefan Gimpl could say after cleaning up the snowboarding was ich bin gail (I am horny), and fairplay to him after 3 days of riding and after event parties in front of a crowd of 46,000.
Freestyle.ch was started was back in 1997 and it's home is at Landiwiese which is on the edge of Zurich lake, a 20 minute walk from the centre.
Friday & Saturday looked liked it could belt it down at any stage, but on the final day the sun came out to sparkle off the cheap bling and crowd sat back, rolled plenty of fat ones and enjoyed the wonderful spectacle.
The big air ramp was huge and visible all over Zurich lake, 8m high and flanked 2 sides by the motorcross dirt ramp and the skateboard halfpipe.
Over the space of the 3 days the competitors of each disciplines were whittled down to the final 4 for a quick fire finale.
Mon 29 September 08, Les Arcs, France
New artificial lake to improve snowmaking facilities. Improvements to the Apocalypse Park for beginners & intermediate freestylers
Tue 30 September 08, Val Thorens, France
An much enlarged terrain park, addition of another drag lift to service it, and a new boardercross are the major changes this season
Tue 30 September 08, XSCAPE Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
The British Snow Tour hit Milton Keynes over the weekend, Saturday 27th September, to host the Quiksilver British Big Air Championships. The huge 10m kicker set the stage as over 120 of the UK’s top Snowboarders and Freeskiers threw down an impressive bag of tricks including stylish 7’s, frontfilps and textbook 9’s
Tue 30 September 08, Arinsal, Andorra
new 6-seater detachable chairlift in Arinsal, a remodelled terrain park and the obligatory snowmaking improvements make up a 10million euro spend this season
Wed 01 October 08
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has detected falling snow from clouds about 4km above the spacecraft's landing site
25-28 September 08
On the lake in Zurich, this 3 day event featuring Snowboarding, Freeskiing, BMX & Skateboarding. They will be building a huge kicker for the Big Air snowboarding comp