The early morning skies promised a lot of sunshine and there it was during the whole time of the qualification runs! A beautiful scenery and all the “big names” on the starting list assured a perfect Halfpipe contest at “La Face”, the famous downhill slope of the 94 Olympics! Yet, for the best 8 girls and 16 boys the day was not finished with sunset, as they were qualified for the night final, a spectacular event in the middle of town with more than 300 spectators. The winners of the first Halfpipe event in Ischgl last week, Daniel Franck (NOR) and Minna Hesso (FIN) certainly belonged to the favourites here in Val d’Isere and could – partly – live up to the expectations. Minna won again, just ….. points ahead of Nici Pederzolli (AUT) who could step up to the podium for the first time this season. 3rd came in Anita Schwaller (SUI) number 4 in the current ISF world ranking.

Jean-Baptiste Charlet (FRA) fed the hopes for a French success here in Val d’Isere, as he was leading after the 1st run. A fall in the 2nd run foiled his victory and he had to give way to Fabien Rohrer (SUI), the winner of the Air & Style contest in Innsbruck this year! The 3rd place goes to Markus Hurme the 18 years old Finn, 2nd in the ISF Junior World Championship 1995.

Next event here in Val d’Isere: Tomorrow qualification (11am) and Final (7pm) Dual Slalom HALFPIPE
OFFICIAL RESULT LIST>
VAL D’ISERE WOMEN
Rank Surname Name Nat run
1 HESSO Minna FIN
2 PEDERZOLLI Nici AUT
3 SCHWALLER Anita SUI
4 THOST Nicola GER
5 JARVELA Satu FIN
6 GLAUS Ariane SUI
7 WAARA Jennie SWE
8 VIDAL Doriane FRA
9 BOURDIER Valerie FRA
10 +WEHR-HASLER Sabine GER
11 TSCHARNER Martina SUI
12 HOELZL Ulli AUT
13 KJELDAAS Stine Brun NOR
14 ARPIAINEN Nita FIN
15 THORESEN Christel NOR
16 JONSSON Jenny SWE
17 SERKAMO Susanna FIN
18 HIMMI Annukka FIN
19 PERZUL Alexandra GER
20 QUIRICI Lisa SUI
22 JAKUBOVITSOVA Monika CZE
23 KELLER Katharina SUI
24 LAAJISTO Joanna FIN
25 FISCHER Nicole GER
26 ROPITEAU Titaua FRA
27 NEVALA Mervi FIN
28 ZAMORA Monica SPA
29 PRIETO Pepa SPA
30 LIDSTROM Kristina SWE
30 LUNDMARK Petra SWE
32 MENTEL Bibian NED
33 JEFFREY Karleen CAN
34 DUDAS Eugenie FRA
35 WEIL Pamela GER
36 LEANDO Melanie GBR
37 BOULGAKOFF Julie FRA
38 VIJFVINKEL Miriam NED
30 STEINEROVA Alice CZE
39 COSSETTINI Marguerite AUS

HP
OFFICIAL RESULT LIST
VAL D’ISERE MEN
Rank Surname Name Nat
run 1 ROHRER Fabien SUI
2 HARLET Jean-Baptist FRA
3 HURME Markus FIN
4 LITOVAARA Aleksi FIN
5 CHASTAGNOL Guillaume FRA
6 DENERVAUD Bertrand SUI
7 FERNANDEZ Iker SPA
8 AINONEN Tero FIN
9 THORESEN Christian NOR
10 VAN DER GRAAF Patrik NED
11 CERNIK Martin CZE
12 FRANCK Daniel NOR
13 HASLER Patrik SUI
14 HYRY Sami FIN
15 LAHTINEN Teemu FIN
16 KUUHLBERG Sebu FIN
17 PLOETZENEDER Max AUT
17 VENDELIN Mikko FIN
19 VOHO Pasi FIN
20 RICHARDSSON Olof SWE
21 MALMI Joni-Oliver FIN
22 BARTRINA Sergio SPA
23 STOLT Aki FIN
24 ZIERHUT Andreas AUT
25 TOIMINEN Tomi FIN
26 CHRISTIANSEN Kim NOR
27 VOUTILAINEN Ami FIN
28 LUTZ Marco SUI
29 ISHIKAWA Kenji JPN
30 SCHWAB Roman SUI
31 SCHNEIDER Marek CZE
32 HOEJSKELD Johan SWE
33 POLASCHEK Christian GER
34 LIGONNET Thomas FRA
35 VINCENT David FRA
36 ALBIN Michael SUI
37 ROOS Tony FRA
38 VASSONEY Sebastien FRA
39 JONKER Marcel NED
39 BODON Gilles FRA
41 TOSSAVAINEN Topi FIN
42 BENEDEK David GER
43 NAKAMURA Akihiro JPN
44 LYYTIKAINEN Matti FIN
44 SIMMEN Gian SUI
44 DE KONING Eelco NED
47 RAITMAIR Gernot AUT
47 LOENN Anders SWE
49 RETSIN Romain FRA
50 FERNANDEZ Daniel SPA
51 BIRNER Martin AUT
51 N’GUYEN Nicolas FRA
53 MERMOZ Aymerick FRA
53 AAVIK Andreas SWE
55 ARO Jaakko FIN
56 HOLZMANN Oliver GER
56 BENEDEK Boris GER
59 ZIERVOGEL Johnatan GER
60 LEGUENEC Brice FRA
61 SOEDERQVIST Jacob SWE
62 RUTZ Martin SUI
63 ROESCH Hans GER
64 DOMINGUEZ Nelson SPA
65 KJELDAAS Arild Brun NOR
66 KOEFFLER Bernhard AUT
66 SUBIT David FRA
68 KAURANEN Jarkko FIN
68 ENROTH Miika FIN
68 MENTU Markus FIN
71 FURGER Franco SUI
72 MARJAK Antonio FIN
73 LINDNER Conrad SPA
74 WAEGER Gilbert AUT
75 WHYTE Simon GBR
76 POUESSEL Eric FRA
77 VANNINEN Aleksi FIN
78 PEIBST Andreas GER
79 FAVIER Simon FRA
80 SOMMER Marius NOR
OLOFSSON Johan SWE
COWLEY Mark AUS