The sixty competing kitesurfers tested the Savoyard station’s reputation for snowkite. They didn’t waste time to create a great atmosphere on the slopes and in the general square of the Kitecup for the likes of the organizers.
The general enthusiasm felt for this “snow session” of the Yourmood Kitecup H2 Open and the presence of numerous renowned champions, such as Fabienne d’Ortoli, Anton Uzhegov (2013 Snowkite World Champion) and Jeremy Eloy, are proof of this young competition’s reputation.
This weekend, the Petit St-Bernard’s pass offered ideal conditions for this discipline’s practice. Glowing sun and perfect winds were on the spot. All an adept for powder snow could ever wish for while getting his gear ready.
The first day of Saturday was dedicated to the boarder cross and started at 10AM with ski heats. The event’s progress didn’t lack anything and the sessions followed each other without timeouts. The flysurfer team offered free initiations to snowkite, for the pleasure of the vacationers.
For the event on skis, it was Laurent Sublet (Snowkite France Champion) who won the jackpot, since he finished ahead of Pascal Boulgakov and Yannick Pittet.
The snowboard heats could then take place and here again the show was sensational. Jeremy Eloy won the competition.
Alexandre Simonin was second and Romain Dequidt finished third.
Two other riders made a great impression: Pedro Figueiredo from Portugal, ending his run in the semi-finals… for his snowkite debuts and Célia Codaccioni who was fearsome.
This Sunday, superb weather conditions allowed the festivities to continue. On the menu, the women’s final in which Célia Codaccioni affirmed her first place.
Next, the Best trick Freestyle competition allowed the valiant riders to show the extent of their talents, while having fun and enjoy the great atmosphere. For this challenge, it was Laurent Sublet (FR) and Alexandre Simonin (CH) who proved to be the best.
And that is how the new edition of the successful Yourmood Kitecup H2 Open ended. The sixty riders present, ideal weather conditions and legendary good mood which characterizes best the organizer’s team, made this new edition a very very successful one.
For the continuation of these events, let us take of our winter coats, hats and white jackets and we will meet you for the bikini version of this competition in July, in Portugal.
The Yourmood Kitecup H2 Open Team sends its special thanks to La Rosière, Les Balcons, Le Restaurant La Grange, Mood, l’école de snowkite Flymountains, Flysurfer, Stance, Lazzy, Slurpy, Kitesurf Magazine, Bergans of Norway, Windguru.