24/02/2011 | by Tom Copsey
The second stage of the Freeride World Tour in the Swiss Engadin proofed, that apparently Xavier De Le Rue (FRA) can, in fact, be beaten and it was Matt Annetts (USA) who ruled the Corvatsch north face.
He launched his run with a nice jump followed by a good four-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.
Filling the remaining podium spots were Mitch Tölderer (AUT) who took the lead early with a fast, fluid run that included several drops. His run was just enough to push him past third place finisher Flo Örley (AUT) who is returning to competition after taking a year off.
Matt Annetts (USA): “I really like this face. Its 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. I’ve had a few podiums on the tour but it feels good to finally be on the top!”