FIS World Cup Snowboard & Freestyle Ski
In end of January 2019, the world’s best freestylers will be taking to their boards and skis in a gravity-defying display of choreography. For the third time, the two slopestyle World Cups in the disciplines Freeski and Snowboard will be held at the Alpe di Siusi Snowpark.
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.