25/02/2010 | by Uli Köhler
Get ready for the fourth edition of Burn River Jump, an unparalleled event in Europe organized by Burton Snowboards in collaboration with Swatch Mottolino Snowpark and APT Livigno Ski and Snow-Passion Ski Area.
With a new title sponsor, this Italian made contest is outside the traditional schemes and counts among the highlights of the Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour. Thanks to continuous efforts to bring this event to a higher level in terms of riding and entertainment, for the first time ever, it has been awarded 5Stars on the TTR Tour.
From the 24Th to the 26Th of February 2010, some of the best Italian and international snowboarders will flood Livigno and the Mottolino Snowpark in order to get a slice of the prize purse of $50,000USD and to collect two batches of up to 850 points for the Swatch TTR rankings. After the success in the past years of River Jump, the slopestyle and big air format is back at this most extraordinary and unusual site.
The show will kick off with the 5Star BRUX-Slopestyle Contest at the Mottolino Swatch Snowpark, known as the best park in Italy and certainly counts among the best in Europe. The top 10 riders of the day will be invited to join the spectacular finals, the 5Star Burn River Jump, which will be held at night. The final battle is held in the early evening on Friday, 26Th February 2010 on the famous kicker by the Spoel river in the centre of Livigno. The Burn River Jump is a unique showdown, where the 10 classified riders of the 5Star Slopestyle Contest will compete against the 8 invited riders and the 4 wild card riders.
The riders list is still top secret, but it already promises great names! Thanks to the support of Giacomo Kratter, one of Italy’s most famous snowboarders, who currently is travelling across the United States to invite the best pros to Livigno.
Preparations for this special event have already begun and follow the principle “for riders by riders”. Doors Snowpark Structure, an established company from Piedmont, will be designing all park obstacles. They are also known for their work in Bardonecchia, where the last Winter Olympic Games were held in 2006.
For the BRUX Slopestyle Contest registrations, information and updates please head to www.riverjump.it.