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Results and Replay: FWT23 Ordino Arcalis Pro

Just a few days after an insane competition in Baqueira Beret, Spain, the Freeride World Tour hosted its second event of the season not far away in the legendary peaks of Ordino Arcalis, Andorra. With blue skies and soft snow, athletes gathered atop the Pic De Les Planes and threw down masterful runs. Shoutout to TGR Optics athlete Marcus Goguen for the wild card entry and SOLID 9th place in his first pro event!

Snowboard Women

The snowboard women category went off today, with all athletes delivering fluid, clean runs. Canada's Katie Anderson stepped up to now take two wins in a row, extending the gap in the overall rankings and making her the one to beat this season. The Canadian stacked her run with features and fluidity, throwing in a couple of grabs to bring in the freestyle element and a big air mid-run to show her freeride expertise. French FWT22 World Champion Tiphanie Perrotin came out swinging after some bad luck in Spain to finish in second place, while France's Estelle Rizzolio rounded off the podium in third. 

Snowboard Men

France's Ludovic Guillot-Diat took his first FWT win with an exhilarating run, leapfrogging above the rest of the field to take the first spot in the overall rankings. Ludo navigated some exposure early in his run and sent it large off a cliff to exit, before stomping multiple airs and a huge backflip. Fellow veteran Jonathan Penfield from the USA put down a strong run to finish second, and Mexican rookie Liam Rivera third, earning his first podium in his maiden year. 

Ski Women

Canada's Justine Dufour-Lapointe claimed victory with an effortless display of freeriding. Justine comes from a decorated background in mogul skiing – including dozens of FIS World Cup podiums and two Olympic medals – and her win cements her as a new force to reckon with on the FWT. Her run was stacked with features including a stomped air into a creamy cross-court air off a wind-lip, sending another big cliff before straight-lining to victory. USA's Molly Armanino took second yet again and veteran Swiss rider Elisabeth Gerritzen took third.

Ski Men

Less than three points separated the top three riders in the ski men category, with each man standing on top of the podium throwing down high-speed runs complete with freestyle tricks. Austrian Valentin Rainer finished in first place, putting down a run that can only be described as pure class, combining speed and impeccable technique with a full bag of tricks. He made quick work of the top section – combining a huge air with a stomped backflip – before spinning two 360s in technical terrain and one last massive backflip. USA's Ross Tester finished second ahead of Switzerland's Maxime Chabloz in third. 

The Tour returns to Kicking Horse, Canada on February 17-22.

Congratulations on completing the FWT23 Ordino Arcalis Pro! This challenging competition tested your skill and endurance,  real estate property Sonoma County and it’s clear that you rose to the occasion. It’s an impressive feat to take part in such an event and to come out with a successful result. We commend you on a job well done and wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!

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