At the end of January, the world’s best freestylers will be taking to their boards and skis in a gravity-defying display of choreography. The two Olympic-qualifier slopestyle World Cups will be taking place at the Alpe di Siusi Snow Park.

Amongst the roughly 100 competitors for each discipline, top athletes at the event include Staale Sandbech (NOR) Mark McMorris (CAN) and Jamie Anderson (USA) on snowboard, and Joss Christensen (USA), Ragettli Andri (SUI) and Emma Dahlstrom (SWE) on skis. Local heroes Simon Gruber, Christoph Schenk and Sylvia Bertagna will also be competing.

Slopestyle, first introduced at Sochi 2014, is the most recent extreme-discipline on the Olympic scene, and sees athletes competing on a course which features a variety of jumps and obstacles. Six judges rate tricks on creativity, difficulty and execution or style, while jumps are evaluated on height, range and landing.

Dates:
23.-24.01.2017 TRAINING SLOPESTYLE SKI & SNOWBOARD
25. -26.01.2017 QUALIFIERS SLOPESTYLE SKI & SNOWBOARD
27.-28.01.2017 FINALS SLOPESTYLE SKI & SNOWBOARD