World Cup Chile & One Hit Wonder Australia
20. September 2016
The first competition of the season was a FIS Big Air World Cup held at El Colorado, Chile. I was very excited for this trip since I haven’t been to Chile yet and I didn’t get disappointed. The event was very well organized and even though there was almost no snow left, they built a very good jump. The competition went quite well for me. I was able to qualify for the finals, where I landed both my tricks and ended up in 9th place. I am happy with how I performed and in the end I just didn’t have the luck on my side this time. Nevertheless it was a solid start to the new season and it was very interesting to discover a new country too.
After Chile I went straight to Australia for the One Hit Wonder , AFP Gold Big Air at Thredbo, Due to the weather the competition took place a day after we landed from Chile already. Fortunately I didn’t struggle with the let-lag and had enough power to compete. Like the last years they built a really good and big jump and I qualified for the finals again. In the finals I went a little bit too big on my triple cork 1440° and I wasn’t able to land it clean enough to get a good score. I finished in 9th place and I’m happy that I got to do a triple cork again. Despite the fact that I had a little bit too much speed, I felt very comfortable with doing the trick.
After the One Hit Wonder was over I stayed for another 10 days in Australia. Even though the weather wasn’t always the best I still go quite a lot of good skiing days at Thredbo as was as at Perisher ski resort.
Now I really looking forward to ski some more on the Swiss and Austrian glaciers this fall and work on my tricks!
Thanks for the good times Chile. Happy with how I skied in the finals and stoked for a good start to the comp season for the whole Swiss Freeski Team! Next stop Australia for the One Hot Wonder Big Air. SportMint Stiftung Schweizer Sporthilfe LEKI POC Mons RoyalePosted by Jonas Hunziker on Monday, September 5, 2016