Livigno prepares for the Burn River Jump 2011
Fri 18 February 11
The 5*TTR event, Burn River Jump returns to the slopes and streets of Livigno from the 22nd to the 25th of February 2011
Livigno steals the limelight in Italy next week as the Burn River Jump returns to the slopes, and streets, from the 22nd to the 25th of February 2011. Now in its fifth year of organisation by world renowned Burton Snowboards and with a TTR 5* Ranking and a generous prize purse of 50,000USD, the event has firmly established itself in the ‘must see’ section of this year’s European winter events calendar.
Through its course design and location, the Burn River Jump is a unique combination of snowboarding and creativity. Attracting the elite in Italian and European snowboarders, all keen to compete on such an innovative set up, it guarantees the highest standard of competition and is a showcase of professional freestyle performances through a tough competitive format.
Burn is proud to hold title sponsorship for the second year at such a prestigious and individual event as the River Jump, continuing Burn’s commitment of pushing snowboarding to new heights through innovative platforms.
Due to its popularity, the contest is composed of two scheduled events, both holding a TTR 5* title. The Brux Slopestyle, the first of the two, will feature 90 of Europe’s finest snowboarders compete in a jam format, ending with a best-of-3-runs finale in Italy’s premium Snowpark, the Swatch Mottolino Snowpark. Afterwards, the top 10 will go through to Friday’s climax, the Burn River Jump.
Friday 25th February: Situated in the heart of Livigno town, the Spoel River is the setting for an unmissable demonstration of professional snowboarding and unparalleled course design at its best, as the 10 finalists from the Brux Slopestyle join 10 wildcards featuring Burn riders Giorgio Ciancaleoni (ITA), Marco Grigis (ITA) for the Semi Finals of the Burn River Jump 2011. The top 6 will charge on to meet 10 of the world’s best invited snowboarders, including Burn Elite Team riders Arthur Longo and Staale Sandbech in a night-time battle for the chance to win TTR points, a slice of the $50,000 cash prize and the sought-after title of ‘World River Jump Champion’.
Other Burn riders such as Ciprian Popescu (ROM), Kinda Geza (ROM), Tudor Cristea (ROM, David Liptay (HUN), Noa Gadelius (SWE) and Blayze Bramwell (SWE) will also be demonstrating their outstanding freestyle skills at the event, plus check out all the happenings in the centre as Burn hits the streets of Livigno in style. As the Italians would say ‘‘il grande evento di snowboard è tornato’, ‘The big snowboard event is BACK!’
For more information visit www.burnriverjump.it/eng
Sat 19 February 11, Tryvann Vinterpark, Norway
The clouds broke up in Oslo, Norway at Oslo Vinterpark for the men's and women's slopetyle finals at the 6Star Oakley Arctic Challenge. Chas Guldemond lead from start to the finish in the mens, with Tyler Flanagan and Sage Kotsenburg making in a all USA podium. In the womens Jamie Anderson won and Britains Jenny Jones came third
Thu 24 February 11, Val Gardena, Italy
After jeleously looking over the pond at the epic snowfalls that have hit N.America, Europe finally decides to get with the program and receives its first significant snowfalls in months.
Sat 26 February 11, Livigno, Italy
Norwegians Aleksander Ostreng won the 4* TTR Big Air and Ulrik Badertscher won the 5*Slopestyle in the Burn River Jump 2011 in Livigno. Britains Jamie Nicholls completed a very memorable 2 days, coming 3rd in the slopestyle, 4th in the big air and was crowned the Burn Jib Master
Mon 28 February 11, Gressoney, Italy
Brit Zoe Gillings clinched two back to back victories in Gressoney, Italy at the weekend in the Italian SBX Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) Snowboard cross.
Tue 01 March 11
Last Saturday was the 15th annual Toyota Big Air in Sapporo, Japan. The likes of Sebastian Totaunt, Chas Guldemond and Peetu Piiroinen featured in a stellar lineup, and WSG writer Keith Stubbs and videographer Sam Lynch saw it unfold
22-25 February 11
This 5*TTR event kicks off with a slopestyle contest, with the winners going through to the Burn River Jump finale