A very well shaped pipe with a smooth transition for the real big airs, a rad boardercross course with amazing high-speed sections, and shiny weather (still pretty cold temperatures) welcomed everyone on the first day of the first event on the ISF World Pro Tour in Solden Austria.

In the halfpipe, it pretty soon came clear how much the summer-camps pushed the riding-limits. Great performances of all riders and sick airtimes – not just with the guys, also the girls were riding really hard, too.

First place with power-riding for World Ranking List No 1, Nicola Thost/GER (Nitro) ahead of French newcomer Dorianne Vidal (Rossignol) and Natasza Zurek/CAN (Burton).

Thierry Brunner/SUI (Sims) tonight is going to celebrate his perfect season-kickoff, he won ahead of Austrian Mr. Big, Steve Gruber (Salomon) and “hombre” Iker Fernandez/SPA (Burton).

Halfpipe Invitational Women – final results

1. THOST Nicola GER NITRO 2 VIDAL Dorianne FRA ROSSIGNOL 3 ZUREK Natasza CAN BURTON 4 PEDERZOLLI Nici AUT NITRO 5 BRUN KJELDAAS Stine NOR DUOTONE 6 HESSO Minna FIN SALOMON 7 TSCHARNER Martina SUI K2 8 JARVELA Satu FIN BURTON 9 EHRENSTRASSER Caro AUT BURTON 10 GLAUS Ariane SUI OXYGEN 11 ANGELRATH Nicola SUI BURTON 12 KONGSGAARD Anne-Molin NOR BURTON

Halfpipe Invitational Men – final results 1 BRUNNER Therry SUI SIMS 2 GRUBER Stefan AUT SALOMON 3 FERNANDEZ Iker SPA BURTON 4 HOFFMANN Xaver GER BURTON