Jackson Hole’s Matt Annetts wins Men’s Snowboard Freeride comp in St. Moritz

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 31, 2011 11:36 am

Xavier De Le Rue has finally been beaten.  Today, the day belonged to Matt Annetts (USA) who launched his run with a nice jump followed by a good three-meter drop that had taken out the skier just before him. He then hit the middle of the course with fast smooth style before finishing with another clean air at the bottom.

Matt Annetts told us, “I really like this face. It’s long and there are lots of things to do on the way down. For not having been snowing in the region for quite some time the snow was amazing. I had a fairly safe run. I wanted to stay on my feet. I knew there were a lot of flat landings. If you would go too fast on that face today you would hit the landings too hard.”

photo: j.bernard/freesrideworldtour.com

Filling the remaining podium spots were Mitch Toelderer (AUT) who placed second and Flo Örley (AUS), who is returning to competition after taking a year off, in third.  

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