Due to the abundance of great snow the Freeride World Tour athletes enjoyed a great powder days on the Nissan Russian Adventure Sochi 2011, at Rosa Khutor ski station, the future alpine site of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The good conditions inspired the world’s top freeriders to display creative riding and fast lines with big airs and spectacular tricks.
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. "It’s just great. This was one of the nicest days I have done in competition. We were up there on top at sunrise and then we skied a face with perfect snow conditions. I had a good run, jumping a lot of features and skiing hard in between. I am happy! Today a lot of the best guys took some huge jumps, you had to stomp it clean to get a good score….And for the ranking I just can’t believe it! It’s crazy. I learnt a lot from these guys in the last competitions and it feels really unbelievable to be on top!", said Anthamatten. Swiss skier is 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.