3rd at European Freeski Open | LAAX

Helluuu!

Last time I participated at European Freeski Open was 2011, so it was awesome for me to finally be able to go back. My first time in Laax was 2010 and Euro Open was the first international competitions that I ever did. I remember how amazed I was to compete with the girls that I’d only seen on TV before, and I had a lot of flashbacks when I was there this time so I mostly walked around with a smile on my face, haha.

The course here in Laax was really on point. It had seven features including two rail features, one butter knuckle, three jumps and a quarter pipe (check out the course from my POV video below). We were super lucky with the weather during all three days and we had a lot of time to get used to the course with long training sessions with sleds.

During semis we were 21 girls and they took top 7 in to the finals. I managed to get down a pretty clean run and I ended up qualifying 2nd.

On Saturday it was time for finals and there was a front with bad weather coming in, but we were lucky enough to finish our competition before the clouds rolled in. It were 3 runs, best one counts and I aimed to do my 1st run clean n’ mellow and then step it up for 2nd and 3rd. I landed my first run and in the end that was the run which gave me 3rd place, but I was super happy to’ve been able to land my 2nd run where I stomped my first ever switch 9 mute!

Results Slopestyle Women
1. Kelly Sildaru, 95.16
2. Keri Herman, 84.33
3. Emma Dahlstrom, 83.16
… find full results here

Results Slopestyle Men
1. Gus Kenworthy, 92.50
2. Felis Usterud, 91.50
3. James Woods, 86.50
… find full results here

Ska?rmavbild 2016-03-15 kl. 17.18.47Click the photo to see a full POV preview of the course! #GoPro

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The podium! Happy to share it with the boss Kelly Sildaru and the legend Keri Herman!

 

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P: Pontus Nordström w GoPro HERO4
Champagne rain! The ladies didn’t want to pop it, so I felt it was my duty to do so! Mohahah

 

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The Monster Podium! Big congrats to Gus, Woodsy and Felix! You guys killed it out there, the boys final was on fire!

 

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Next up –> best week out of the year, Nine Queens in Serfaus <3

Cheers,

emma-bye

 

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