Technical lines & powerful riding mark the Swatch Freeride World Tour Vallnord-ArcalÍS Andorra

Thursday, 09 February 2017


The first place position on the podium was reserved for Drew Tabke (USA), who made the venue his easel as he painted a fantastically artistic line down the face! Kristofer Turdell (SWE) discovered a bold and powerful double-air while Aymar Navarro (ESP) pulled off a large air at the top of the venue that he transformed into a highly technical double-hit.
Arianna Tricomi (ITA) chose a powerful line that integrated more airs than any other skier in the field, earning her first place. Jaclyn Paaso (USA) combined commitment and power into her line. Opening her line with a demanding air that she then combined with impressive riding, Kylie Sivell (CAN) earned third place.

Sammy Luebke (USA) earned first place by taking every opportunity to grab his board and throw impressive spins while Thomas Feurstein (AUT) edged into second place with an impressive line featuring two three-sixty degree spins. Ralph Backstrom (USA) initiated his line in a committing section of the rider’s right side of the venue, taking third place.
Anne-Flore Marxer (SUI) earned the win by selecting an aesthetic line complimented with several well-landed airs. Nicola Thost’s (GER) second-place run featured the biggest airs of the day in the category but was marred by a moment of loose riding while the calculated and methodical line of Mikaela Hollsten (FIN) earned her third place with a run that was defined by consistency.

Today’s competition will be directly followed by the Swatch Freeride World Tour Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Staged in Vallnord-Arcalís, Andorra, scheduled to take place tomorrow at 10am Central European Time. Stay tuned to

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