History was made under sunny skies on August 20, 2023, as the inaugural FIS Freestyle Ski Summer Grand Prix took place at the Jump’in waterramp in Mettmenstetten, Switzerland. Mettmenstetten is situated about 20 mins south of Zurich. The Jumpin’ is a state-of-the-art waterramp which provides ramps for summer training for various FIS disciplines. Here some of the world’s best athletes finesse their tricks before taking them to the snow the next season. Mettmenstetten is home training ground for the Swiss National Aerials Team, but Australian Laura Peel and German Emma Weiss for example also train alongside the Swiss team.
Therefore it is hardly surprising that last weekend’s field consisted of the world’s best aerial skiers. In the women’s field, competition was fierce, and victory was taken by non-other than Canada’s Marion Thenault. With poise and precision, she executed a mesmerizing Lay-double Full-Full, propelling her to the top of the leaderboard with an astonishing score of 110.18 points.
Australia’s Laura Peel showcased her trademark aerial finesse by flawlessly executing a Full-Full-Full, securing her well-deserved second place with a score of 106.89 points. Meanwhile Switzerland’s Carol Bouvard rounded out the top three, wowing the judges with her Full-Tuck-Tuck trick, earning her a score of 89.59 points.