Swiss dominate the 2010 Nendaz Freeride

Thu 18 March 10

Sunday saw enjoyed excellent conditions for the 4th Nendaz Freeride. Some of the best international riders entertained the 500 spectators present at the Red Bull village at the foot of Mont-Gond.

Swiss dominate the 2010 Nendaz Freeride

Swiss dominate the 2010 Nendaz Freeride © Photo: Nendaz Freeride, photographe Jean-Pierre Guillermin

Beautiful weather conditions as well as the quality of the snow allowed the riders to execute amazing figures such as back-flips, font-flips and 360 degrees rotation

Nendaz Freeride 2010 Rider : Gilles Sandoz
Nendaz Freeride 2010 Rider : Gilles Sandoz
Photo: Nendaz Freeride, photographe Raphael de Kalbermatten

In the snowboard men category, the Swiss Julien Falco has pulled out all the stops and imposes himself with an original run on unexplored stretches of the Mont-Gond slope. Gilles Sandoz takes the second place with a smooth and fluid run and with three cliff drops while the experienced rider José Carron wins the third place.

Nendaz Freeride 2010 mens podium José Carron, Julien Falco, Gilles Sandoz
Nendaz Freeride 2010 mens podium José Carron, Julien Falco, Gilles Sandoz
Photo: Nendaz Freeride, photographe Nicolas Jutzi

As for the female category, the Norwegian Vivian Aasen finishes first and walked away with her ticket for the Nissan Verbier Xtreme.

Mens snowboard results

1 Falco Julien - SUI 8.13 Wild Card
2 Sandoz Gilles - SUI 8.07
3 Carron José - SUI 7.7
4 Badoux Emilien - SUI 7.5
5 Aeschbach Mike - SUI 7.2
6 Bullet Raphaël - SUI 6.8
7 Hofer Roland - AUT 6.5
8 Hoffmann Alexander - AUT 5.4
9 Zipser Max - AUT 4.3
10 Cardinaux Christophe - SUI 4.2

Womens snowboard results

1 Aasen Vivian - NOR 7.2 Wild Card
2 Kristoferitsch Liz - AUT 6
3 Yates Shannan - USA 5.5
4 Zenklusen Nathalie - SUI 5

Edited from press release www.nendazfreeride.ch
 

Nendaz Freeride 2010 Rider : Samuel Gave
Nendaz Freeride 2010 Rider : Samuel Gave
Photo: Nendaz Freeride, photographe Jean-Pierre Guillermin

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Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “Not as smart as Verbier, but you can ride the 4 Vallees for a lot less”

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