When looking for top riders ahead of the 2017/2018 season it is hard not to take Andri Ragettli into consideration. The Swiss rider is on top of his game and despite his young age, the 19-year-old ripper has already a couple of impressive achievements on his account along some of the most difficult tricks one can imagine.
Back in 2016 at the season's last slopestyle World Cup held on Swiss soil in Silvaplana, Raggetli stormed through the finals to take his first ever World Cup win. Not only he made that, but he also went for the first place in the overall slopestyle standing and ended up with a crystal globe in his hands.
Then in 2017 Ragettli was the main contender for the overall win. And while he entered the final competition in Silvaplana with the yellow bib, he couldn't quite repeat his superb run from qualifications and and wrapped up the season on second with 172 points, losing to McRae Willimans by just 8 points.
At 2017/2018 slopestyle World Cup opener in Cardrona, Ragettli placed second showing that he will keep on pushing also this season while focused to make some noiese at 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang.