In a tense finale, the 19 year old Finnish rider threw down a massive Cab 1260 which was followed up by a backside 900. The fin then finished with a boardslide 270 which netted him first place and an impressive prize of $15000 not to mention 800 TTR points.
Thousands of spectators watched the event which features the unique river jump. In terms of the contest only UlrikBadertscher put the Fin under real pressure. His run included a Backside 1080, a double Backside Rodeo 900 and a cab 270. The run nearly clinched first place but he missed out on first place by a single point. to take second.
Tonteri said of the event prepared "I feel really good at the River Jump…but I didn’t expect this victory. Ulrik’s run was so strong.”
The new quota of visas now available from the High Commission of Canada means that anyone considering heading off on a transatlantic working holiday for up to a year can catch the end of the ski season in Canada if they apply now.
Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10
“With an amazing park, open terrain, illegal but accessible off-piste, a warm Italian reception, and prices far cheaper than most other resorts in western Europe, Livigno is one excellent Italian job.”
The 6th edition of the Burn River Jump, the International snowboard event held by Burton Snowboards in collaboration with Mottolino, APT Livigno and Ski Passion Snow-Ski Area, will kick off on February 21, 2012.