Results from Honda Session in Vail

The Slopestyle portion of the sixth annual Honda Session, a Swatch TTR FIVE(5)STAR Event, occurred last night in Vail, Colorado USA. The Session took place under bright lights with the event’s signature pyrotechnics blasting a huge flame into the air as snowboarders hit the last jump. Andreas Wiig (NOR) took the title as Torstein Horgmo (NOR) moved into Swatch TTR World No. 5 with his second place finish, knocking down Chas Guldemond (USA), who finished third, into TTR World No. 6.

Horgmo was more than thrilled after learning the results from the slopestyle competition: “I’m so stoked about moving up to TTR World No. 5!” he exclaimed. “I’ve been liking the TTR system more and more. It keeps getting more legit. All
the contests on the TTR circuit are the best out there.” The Slopestyle contest was a jam format, meaning riders had 90-minutes to complete as many runs as they could fit into the time frame. The course was made up of a four-jump line plus a skateboard-style rail setup at the bottom of the course. Each jump got progressively larger with the first jump sitting at 50-feet, and the last jump measuring in at an incredible 80-feet. Needless to say, the riders were putting up some massive airs.

The battle between Chas Guldemond and Torstein Horgmo began early on with the DC teammates completing some incredible runs. Torstein set the bar high with a near-flawless run but Chas answered with a high-caliber run of his own. In the end Torstein prevailed claiming the Swatch TTR World No. 5 spot. A definite highlight of the night was Chas landing a 1440 (four complete spins) on his last run, his first ever in competition.

There were some big moves lower down in the TTR Rankings as well. Lonnie Kauk (USA) who placed fifth in the Honda Session at Vail has moved into World No. 24, as Tim Humphreys (USA) keeps a spot in the TTR Top Ten at World No. 9 after his 7th place finish in Vail. Austrian snowboarder Werner Stock, although placing 18th at the Honda Session, has moved up to World No. 37 and Wyatt Caldwell (USA) sits in the Top 20 at TTR World No. 18.

It was another standout year for the Swatch TTR FIVE(5)STAR Honda Session at Vail with top-notch snowboarding and good times all around for snowboarders and spectators alike. You can check out all the action on and on Also be sure to check out the Honda Session video footage on The next crucial stop for the top snowboarders on the TTR World Tour is the coveted Arctic Challenge, a Swatch TTR SIX(6)STAR Event, in Oslo
Norway where the battle for the TTR Tour Champion will continue.

Final Top Ten Slopestyle Results:
1. Andreas Wiig NOR Nitro, Vans
2. Torstein Horgmo NOR DC, Oakley
3. Chas Guldemond USA DC, Electric
4. Robbie Walker AUS
5. Lonnie Kauk USA DC
6. Mark Sollors CAN Burton, ISdesign
7. Tim Humphreys USA Flow, Bolle
8. Marko Grilc SLO Burton, Red Bull
9. Jonas Carlson SWE DC, Capita
10. Chris Soerman SWE Quiksilver, Dragon

Author: mucca