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St Anton, Thu 11 Mar 2010


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Big Air 2008

Despite picking the worst weather day of the week for the annual Big Air, the gods were on our side last Thursday, as the heavy snow held off and occasional bursts of sunshine gave us hints of the glorious mountains around us.

Although the field was smaller than in previous years, the quality of riders was as high as ever. Even MC Matty was stunned at some of the moves being thrown, and the appreciative and large crowd cheered the riders on to even more stunning tricks.

With riders from Ireland, Britain, Sweden and Austria on show, the skiers stepped up to the mark first, with Mathias Gschwandtner impressing the judges with his Switch 9s to take first place, from Swede Herman Mellegard's slightly less fluid 1080 and 9s. Eleven-year-old Dominik Rangger was a big hit with the crowd and took the third spot on the podium for his Superman front flip.

In the boarders section, Olly Hegarty moved up a few places on the podium after his third place last year. His back flips and signature double front flip won him first place over the frontside 5 that took Magnus Bergquist into second spot. The final spot on the podium was taken by Constantin Gasser with his frontside 3.

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Amongst the ladies, Anna Engstrand took the prizes her own frontside 3, and plucky Brit, Alex Kurkjian, on holiday in resort for the week, took second place with a straight air.

Prize giving was held at Bar Cuba, where season workers and guests alike were treated to Eristoff Black Vodka as the night doubled as a Show Love Tour date.

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Loads of great prizes...
Thanks to all of our sponsors: First Drop, Ski Club of Great Britain, Altitude Festival 2010, Warren Smith Ski Accademy, Greeneye, Fall Line, Document, Profeet, Aether Mobile and Black Flys, as well as all our partners in resorts: Bar Cuba, Kirschbaum, Intersport Arlberg, QParks, Arlberger Bergbahnen

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