Zurich announces new format, confirmed skiers and riders

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 27, 2010 1:29 pm

It’s that time again as on September 25 and 26, Zurich, the largest freestyle sports event in Europe, will be bringing together the best of the best in the fields of snowboarding, freeskiing, FMX and skateboarding on the Landiwiese. What’s different about this year is that the program will be packed into two days.


The entire qualification round and the crossover session will be held on Saturday, and the finals – featuring the world’s best freestyle athletes in the disciplines of snowboarding, freeskiing, FMX and skateboarding – will take place on Sunday, as usual. Around 35,000 visitors are expected over these two days.

Confirmed athletes include:


1 Andreas Wiig (NOR)
2 Christian Haller (SUI)
3 Elias Elhardt (GER)
4 Eric Willett (USA)
5 Ethan Morgan (GER)
6 Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI)
7 Marko Grilc (SLO)
8 Mathieu Crepel (FRA)
9 Pat Burgener (SUI)
10 Peetu Piiroinen (FIN)
11 Sebastien Toutant (CAN)
12 Werner Stock (AUT)

Picture right: Iouri Podladtchikov, the man they call “iPod,” will be back looking to defend his cross-over title. Courtesy: Marc Zander


1 Andreas Hatveit (NOR)
2 Benedikt Mayr (GER)
3 Elias Ambühl (SUI)
4 Henrik Harlaut (SWE)
5 Jacob Wester (SWE)
6 Jon Olsson (SWE)
7 Jossi Wells (NZL)
8 Laurent Favre (FRA)
9 Nicolas Vuignier (SUI)
10 Paddy Graham (GBR)
11 PK Hunder (NOR)
12 Russell Henshaw (AUS)
13 Sammy Carlson (USA)
14 Simon Dumont (USA)
15 TJ Schiller (CAN)
16 Tom Wallisch (USA)


Photo right: Elias Ambuhl will be back dropping Switch 1080 high mutes like this one. Courtesy: Marc Weiler

Program 2010

Friday, September 24
9:00 Riders Welcome Party with concert of Delinquent Habits

Saturday, September 25
11:00 Doors open
1:00 Skateboard Qualification
2:00 Freeski Qualification
3:45 FMX Qualification
4:45 Concert
5:45 Snowboard Qualification
7:00 Movie premiere presented by Volcom
8:00 Concert
9:30 The Ultimate Crossover Session: snowboard, freeski, FMX, skateboard
11:00 End of program

Label World open until 11:00
Bars and restaurants open until 02:00
Afterburner Party from 10:00

Sunday, September 26
11:00 Doors open
1:00 Skateboard Semi Finals
2:00 Freeski Semi Finals
3:00 FMX Semi Finals
4:00 Snowboard Semi Finals
5:00 Finals: snowboard, freeski, FMX, skateboard
6:00 Prize-giving freestyle.champs

* Subject to change

Tickets for this popular event are now available at The different ticket categories let you put together the right package for any need. Besides the well-established Public Ticket, launched the Public PLUS Ticket this year, providing access to special zones that let you experience the competition up close. With the VIP Ticket, you also have access to the restaurant in the VIP Zone
and to the VIP rooftop terrace at the freestyle.tower, where you can enjoy an incredible view of the spectacle. Every ticket includes the trip to and from the event using Zurich’s public transportation. For everyone who has already marked a big circle around both September 25 and 26 in their calendar, the first 2000 Public PLUS 2-day passes are being sold at a special price.

More information about the event and other ticket offers can be found at