One month ago, I talked about the situation of freestyle snowboarding in German speaking countries. While Germany and Austria are struggling to bring new talent to the TTR Tour and to the Olympics, seems to be different in Switzerland: the last two weeks have shown one thing, Switzerland is doing something extremely well in supporting the snowboard scene. We currently have two Swiss riders (Christian Haller and Sina Candrian) in World No. 2 on the Swatch TTR women’s and men’s rankings and we saw many podium finishes in Davos and Laax for the Swiss riders. PODIUM FINISHES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS: Halfpipe O’Neill Evolution 1. Iouri Podladtchikov2. Markus Keller 3.