07/03/2014 | by Sam Oetiker
From the 28th to the 30th of March, The Andorran resort of Grandvalira gets ready to host this year’s Edition of the Total Fight
March is a great month in the Andorran calendar, long bluebird days followed by Southern Europe’s most anticipated snowboard event, the Grandvalira Total Fight masters of Freestyle, the competition to polish off the end of the season in style.
This year marks a new era in the competition’s already strong history, thanks to a new star on the World Snowboard Tour ranking, making it a 5 star TTR event and effectively converting the Total Fight into one of the most internationally important slopestyle contests.
The World Snowboard Tour, which is part of the TTR Pro Snowboarding organisation, is currently the most internationally recognised circuit, with events in Europe, South and North America, Asia and Oceania. The TTR Pro Snowboarding philosophy was founded on the principle that snowboarding needed it’s very own high standard of quality, authenticity and innovation, fundamental values that the Total Fight organisation shares full heartedly.
As this is a year of change, the prize Money has increased considerably, with 15.000 € going to the winner, 10.000 € for second place and 5.000 € for the third place, with a total of 38. 000 € being shared between the first 15 winners.
The ninth edition of the Total Fight will once again take place in the El Tarter snowpark with some of the world’s best riders putting their skills on display. The final list of riders will be published in a couple of weeks time, along with a description of the slopestyle.
In last year’s edition, Nuuti Niemela won alter a spectacular run which included a FS Lipslide on the rail, a 50 to 180 on the San Miguel can, a stylish Cab 9 Stalefish on the first kicker, a FS 10 on the second kicker and a BS Double Cork 12 on the final kicker. He has already confirmed his attendance to this year’s edition with the hopes to hold on to his crown.
As always, the Andorran resort will provide some impressive Entertainment in the shape of the Electrosnow festival, which this year promises to wow the crowds with the presence of Miss Kittin & The Hacker and the well-known Detroit DJ Carl Craig.
The Grandvalira Total Fight is sponsored by the Andorran Government, San Miguel, Burton and Buff.
For more information visit: www.grandvalira.com