Freeride World Tour at Snowbird results and recap: Elodie Mouthon and Jamie Rizzuto take the win

After repeated delays due to weather and to an unexpected venue-crushing avalanche, the Snowbird stop of the 2014 Freeride World Tour went off Wednesday, March 5th, on Silver Fox, a brash and challenging spot for the riders to properly showcase their big mountain chops.

Elodie Mouthon of France topped the ranks for women’s snowboarding, dropping a heavy, clean line down the steepest chute on Silver Fox, earning a 75.5, and, ultimately, the win. Estelle Balet came in a close second after nailing two airs into and out of the North Chute, earning a 72.75 while third place rider Kaitlin Elliot trailed with a smooth straight-line at the bottom and a 67.00.

Jamie Rizzuto claimed the top of the podium for the men, coming hot off of a second place finish at the Chamonix stop of the tour. The Canadian won with a smooth, technical run that ended with an air over the cliffs at the bottom of the venue. With an 86.50, Rizzuto took his first-ever FWT win.

“I actually was not going to hit one of the cliffs, but I changed my mind after Lorraine Huber did,” commented Rizzuto. “The air looked really awesome so I decided to hit it. I tried to stick to the fall line, and wanted it to flow and have fun. I remembered to have some soul.”

In second place was Swiss rider Emilien Badoux, who earned an 83.50 after taking on the Hanging Bowl area of Silver Fox, while French rider Aurelien Routens managed the third spot on the podium with a 78.25.

Freeride World Tour at Snowbird Results:
Women’s Snowboard:

1. Elodie Mouthon (FRA), 75.75 points

2. Estelle Balet (SUI), 72.75 points

3. Kaitlin Elliot (USA), 67.00 points

Men’s Snowboard:

1. Jamie Rizzuto (CAN), 86.50 points

2. Emilien Badoux (SUI), 83.50 points

3. Aurelien Routens (FRA), 78.25 points

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