Snowboard Iskola

The first ever Uninvited Euro qualifier went off under sunny skies last weekend at Absolut Park in Flachauwinkl, Austria. Drawing in more than 60 enthusiastic riders from all over Europe, Scandinavia, and even Japan, they gathered against the backdrop of Chillhouse to ride a custom setup built just for them. 

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The top 3 riders of this competition were rewarded with a free trip and coveted spot at The Uninvited Invitational in Woodward Park City, USA next month where they will compete with the best in the world for a $55,000 USD prize purse and international recognition.

The results did not disappoint. During Friday's practice, the crowd more than doubled the 2023 North American event, attracting industry leaders, fans, and supporters who gathered at the bottom of the course to catch a glimpse of the action while passers-by dropped what they were doing to push in for a better view. The energy surged on into Saturday’s qualifier round, where 25 riders advanced to the finals. The music was pumping, the Monster drinks were flowing, and shirtless male fans with painted faces were hoisting the riders on their shoulders, running up and down the course to cheer on the girls.

In the end Telma Särkipaju from Finland took the top spot, followed by Livia Tanno from Switzerland in second and Kaili Randmäe from Estonia in third. Maisie Hill hailing from the UK took the win for best air on the hip jump, as well as best trick on the staircase feature with a hard way front 270 gap on the kink rail. Australia’s Mela Stalker had a perfect noseslide pretzel on the waterfall rail and earned her the best trick award for the jib zone, while Kaili Randmäe took home the title of most creative overall.

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