freeride-contest_picturec2The 2nd Mottolino Freeride Contest hits the Swatch Bikepark Livigno on September 27th. The competition features three disciplines: The “Easy Downhill”, a “Jump Session” and the “Best Trick”. Everyone is welcome to join the comp, say goodbye to a busy bike park season 2009 and party all together afterwards.

Like last year, Mottolino Fun Mountain wants to celebrate the end of the season with all the riders enjoying the Swatch Bikepark Livigno – especially the ones that are coming frequently to the Mottolino Fun Mountain. Most of last year’s competitors were from Italy, Switzerland and Germany. But the 2nd Mottolino Freeride Contest is also the perfect chance for everyone that was not able to make his way to Livigno in 2009 before, but wants to experience the bike park trails – including the famous DH World Championships trail from 2005. The whole competition is dedicated to the memory of Andreas Cusini, a young guy from Livigno that loved the bike park and had been riding it every week.

The 2nd Mottolino Freeride Contest is a contest for everybody, young and old, amateurs and advanced riders. It’s the fun that counts. There are three contest categories: women, children (until 14 years of age) and Elite (15 years and older). The ones, who are competing in all three competitions: “Easy Downhill”, “Jump Session” and “Best Trick”, are battling for prizes such as 2010 season tickets as well as special prizes from the Sport Adventure shop like protective gear or bike parts.

The Easy Downhill is held on a special part of the “Chemical Water” trail, which is quite easy to ride. Everybody can compete for fun, and the more ambitious ones can go really fast (track length: 1 kilometre, altitude difference: 200 meters, approximate racing time: 2 to 2.30 minutes).

In the Jump Session, riders hit the middle section of the “Easy Line” trail, which has jumps with tables only, so again, everybody can take the challenge.

The Best Trick competition promises a lot of airtime. The “Swatch Shoot My Ride” air cushion waits for your craziest tricks to be shown without any risk. Take a look on, to get a first impression about the huge air cushion and what fun it can be to jump it.

Take your chance, show your skills and take part at the fun orientated Mottolino Freeride Contest. The last jumps onto the air cushion mark the beginning of the season’s end party: first an after race buffet, followed by the prize ceremony and the real party itself, with hot tunes and cold drinks. The season’s end party location, the Tea del Vidal, is located at the bottom of Mottolino gondola, very close to the air cushion.

The costs are 30 Euros for the full package (bike pass, contest fee and buffet) or 15 Euros (contest fee and buffet only). You can register yourself until September 27th, 9:45 am at latest.
If you decide to join the 2nd Mottolino Freeride Contest and visit the Swatch Bikepark Livigno, please feel free to choose one of the special AR Bike Hotels packages, which offer different hotel and price categories (

If you got anxious to know more about the Swatch Bikepark Livigno operated by Mottolino, its trails, opening times, conditions and events, please take a look at for more detailed information.

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