March 06, 2011 - Samuel leading FWT after win in Sochi
Samuel Anthamatten wins in Sochi

The Freerideworldtour ist the Worldcup of the best Freeriders. These skiers drop into steep snow faces with rock barriers in between. Counting ist the most impressiv, creativ but safe line down the face.  Samuel Anthamatten is leading the overall ranking after four events, two more following.

Anthamatten proved himself in Sochi among the worlds best freeriders. With a creativ line, a lot of speed and big airs with safe landings he could impress the judges enough to put him on front of the ranking. Allready a week earlier he skied to second place in Kirkwood ( USA ). The win in Sochi profed that Anthamatten is able to ski with the best ones. 

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Swiss Newcomer Anthamatten Wins Skiers

Nissan Russian Adventure Sochi 2011




Ski Men: 1/ Samuel Anthamatten (SUI) 2/ Aurélien Ducroz (FRA) 3/ Stefan Hausl (AUT)

Snowboard Men: 1/ Flo Orley (AUT) 2/ Mitch Toelderer (FRA) 3/ Jonathan “Douds” Charlet (FRA) 


Rosa Khutor, Sochi, Russia – March 6, 2011 – With two contest days of bluebird skies and perfect Caucasian powder, the Freeride World Tour athletes enjoyed great conditions at the fourth stage of the Freeride World Tour. At the Rosa Khutor ski station, the future alpine site of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, Swiss skier Samuel Anthamatten and Austrian snowboarder Flo Orley took home the gold. Both winners have again overturned the overall Freeride World Tour ranking 2011. They are now leading the overall ranking, with two more contests to go before the 2011 Freeride World Champions will be determined in Verbier, Switzerland, 19 March.


Riders started early this morning to take advantage of a brief weather window for the second day of the Nissan Russian Adventure Sochi 2011. The great conditions in the Caucasian mountains enabled the athletes to put on a great show with playful riding including fluid, fast lines, numerous tricks, impressive backflips and 360s thrown off some massive cliffs.


Ski Men

After Day 1 featured skiers riding oversized rental boots and clothing borrowed from fellow competitors, the men charged ahead on Day 2 after receiving their lost luggage. Because of the missing equipment, riders and organizers had decided that, to be fair, Day 1 results would be eliminated. Only the Day 2 results determined the final score for the skiers. Season wild card Samuel Anthamatten (SUI) takes a first win at the Freeride World Tour with a perfectly stomped line including fast technical skiing and clean landings after all the numerous cliff jumps down the 400 meter face. The 2009 FWT champion Aurélien Ducroz (FRA) placed an impressive second despite a very painful torn quadriceps muscle. Stefan Hausl (AUT) finally took a well-earned podium place as third rider of the day.