It’s on! The contest season in Switzerland kicked off with two Audi Snowboard Series slopestyle open at glacier 3000 last week. A strong riderfield of 80 participants with riders from all over Switzerland and even from south africa and guatemala (!) battled for the first victory of the season.
This first win could claim the current world junior champ Michael Schärer who grew up close to the resort. Second place went to Moritz Thönen, another local-hero, Lucas Baume finished 3rd. On the second day the complete podium was renewed: Dario Burch won ahead of his friends Lukas Ehrler and Joel Staub – all of them part of the cartelboyz crew.
Best Women at the first day was the strong swiss girl Celia Petrig; accompaigned by Lia-Mara Bösch (2nd) and Celia’s sister Ramona Petrig. Celia and Lia-Mara changed their places on the second day, a happy Lia-Mara Bösch winning her first snowboard contest.
Another highlight was young gun Elias Rupp: The only 13 years old ripper won both days the “Rookie of the Day” award and would be placed on the 3rd place even in the strong men’s category!
photocredit: Anthony Brown
Video Slopestyle Open Glacier 3000