11/03/2010 | by Uli Köhler
Jack Mitrani and Mikkel Bang on top of the starting field
Only one week more to go for the best italian snowboard event of the year: Swatch Mottolino Snowpark will become one more time the mecca of all avid Italian snowboard fans.
Burn River Jump is the only Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour event in Europe ranked with 5 stars and its fourth edition will take place in Livigno from February the 24th to the 26th, sponsored by Burton Snowboards in collaboration with Mottolino, APT Livigno and Skipassion Livigno.
The starting field is almost completed: from Vermont, the homeland of Burton Snowboards, Jack Mitrani will reach Livigno, ready to win a slice of $ 50,000 prize. Class 1988, he is known on the international scene for his strength and versatility in both slopestyle and halfpipe disciplines, ranking fifth at the past season Nissan X-Trail Asian Open in Japan and eighth at the last edition of the Burton New Zealand Open Snowboarding Championships.
Competing for the big prize money at the Burn River Jump there will also be the Norwegian Mikkel Bang, a real jibbing expert, motivated and charged up after having gained the second place of the podium in the slopestyle contest at the Burton European Open 2010 in Laax .
Swatch Mottolino Snowpark, one of Europe’s best snowpark, has prepared special courses on its area of over 120 thousand square meters and it will also offer to all riders and week-end bombers a brand new jibbing area, the METRO.
On February 24th the snowpark will host the BRUX-Slopestyle Contest, where more than one hundred riders will partecipate to get qualified for the final, held on February 25th, competing for the podium with invited riders and wild cards.
The Show won’t stop on thursday because the Grande Finale will take place on February the 26th starting at sunset for an incredible night show in Livigno downtown with the jump of the Spoel river. DOORS Snowpark Structures will be the head masters of the structures at the Spoel river
Registration for the contests scheduled on February the 24th and the 25th are still open on www.riverjump.it, (Rider Registration ) until February the 19th 2010.
Registration will be also held onsite at the race office on February the 22nd from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm, and on February the 23rd from 9.00 am to 12.00a am, and from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
In case of number of registrations greater than the number of available spots, priority will be given to those who registered first. Those who will be excluded will receive a notification via e-mail and will be put on a waiting list.
On February the 20th 2010, members will receive an e-mail notifying either their admission to the race or their insertion on the waiting list.