Freeride World Tour 2010 Fieberbrunn
Sun 14 February 10
the female Freeride World Tour riders did not take part in the Nissan Russian Adventure by Swatch, their second FWT contest took place today in Fieberbrunn
As the female Freeride World Tour riders did not take part in the Nissan Russian Adventure by Swatch, their second FWT contest took place today in Fieberbrunn, Austria. A Freeride World Qualifier for men, but counting as FWT event for female FWT riders. Freeride World Champion Ane Enderud (NOR) was back in competition after she cancelled the first FWT competition in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc for back problems. Yet again she showed great skill and won the women’s ski discipline. German Aline Bock took victory in the snowboard category with a very solid run, putting her on top of the leaderboard of the Freeride World Ranking.
With a great welcoming of the Tyrolean resort, the Scott Big Mountain Fieberbrunn, was a success, showing some world class skiing and snowboarding down the north east facing “Wildseeloder" face. A varied face with one very steep and technical side and one side with more open spaces for fast and playful riding.
German snowboarder Aline Bock is securing her lead of the Freeride World Tour with a win today and a third place at the first competition in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.
Cyril Neri SUI, Head Judge Snowboard, Comments on the winning run On Aline Bock’s (GER) winning line: “Aline’s line was quite simple but very fast and solid, sticking two jumps. There were no errors!”
On wild card Liz Kristoferitsch (AUT), second: “She was the surprise of the day, choosing the most technical and difficult part of the face. It was very steep and she rode it really clean.”
Aline Bock (GER) “Bib nr. 2 was a big advantage today. Snow conditions were just perfect for me. It was also good not to have too much time to get nervous on start. First, I wasn’t happy with my bib number but it turned out so well. It was great fun to be part of the Scott Big Mountain and riding here”
1- Aline Bock GER
2- Liz Kristoferitsch AUT
3- Vivian Aasen NOR
Mon 15 February 10, Falls Creek, Australia
AU $2.5million is being spent over the summer to improve snow cover with the purchase of 28 automatic snow cannons. The resort has also announced that the Wombats Ramble will be open for night boarding on wednesday & saturdays
Wed 17 February 10, Whistler/Blackcomb, Canada
* Bring a snorkel for ‘shoulder deep’ skiing in Niseko. Snow on the ground in all 50 US states for the first time since 1977, More snow in Madrid, Europe’s Most Southerly Ski Areas Reports up to 4m of snow, Another foot of snow on Scotland’s ski slopes, best season in 30 years continues.
Wed 24 February 10, Cairngorm, United Kingdom
CairnGorm Mountain is attempting to set a world record for the largest number of kilted skiers/snowboarders skiing down a piste at once. The attempt will take place on Saturday 6th March at 11am and all money raised will go to local ski programmes
Wed 24 February 10, Mayrhofen, Austria
With over 40 teams applying, and each one of an incredibly high standard, the Jib-Vid crew had a really tough time making the hard decisions on who would make it to the start list of 18 teams
Fri 26 February 10, Livigno, Italy
American Eric Willett took home the Brux Slopestyle title and 850 Swatch TTR ranking points this Thursday at the 5Star Burn River Jump in Livigno, Italy