World-class athletes took to the skies under optimal flying conditions on Sunday during Finals in Zurich, Switzerland, delivering freeskiing big air at its absolute finest. The whirlwind weekend in Zurich attracted a total of 32,000 thrilled fans, with its Sunday program marked by sovereign victors and packed crowds, not to mention a Crossover Session like never before, where the fans audibly crowned Elias Ambuhl as crossover.champion. In short, 2012 was quite simply history in the making.

In addition to a host of BMX, FMX, skateboard and snowboard events, freeski qualifications took place on Saturday, which saw the impressive field of 16 cut down to eight, as Andreas Håtveit, Phil Casabon, Markus Eder, Russ Henshaw, Gus Kenworthy, Tom Wallisch, Kai Mahler and Henrik Harlaut all earned themselves spots in Sunday's Semi-Finals.

During Semi-Finals, Henshaw, Håtveit, Eder and Kenworthy just missed the cut, setting the stage for an exciting four-man final as Casabon, Wallisch, Harlaut and Mahler squared off for the chance to become Champion.

Kai Mahler. Photo by Marc Zander

In the end, Casabon edged out Wallisch for the third and final spot on the podium with a switch cork 10 truck driver, Mahler took second via a switch double misty 12 with an uber-tweaked mute grab, and Henrik Harlaut took home another victory with his patented nose butter double cork 12.


1) Henrik Harlaut

2) Kai Mahler

3) Phil Casabon

4) Tom Wallisch

5) Gus Kenworthy

6) Markus Eder

7) Andreas Håtveit

8) Russ Henshaw

9) Jossi Wells

10) Jonas Hunziker

11) Elias Ambuhl

12) Jon Olsson

13) Sammy Carlson

14) Vincent Gagnier

15) Aleksander Aurdal

16) Jacob Wester Champions: Martin Söderström (BMX), Sven Kilchemann (Skateboard), Chas Guldemond (Snowboard), Dany Torres (FMX) and Henrik Harlaut (Freeski). Photo by Marc Zander

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