The jewel of northern Italy and one of the great metropolises of Europe, there's little to be said about Milan that has not already been stated.
From fashion to commerce, history to gastronomy, glittering skyscrapers to towering cathedrals, and so much more in between, the city of more than 4 million people offers something for nearly everyone, drawing visitors year round from the world over.
However, one thing which is often under the radar is the Milanese landscape being a winter sport backdrop with snowboarders, 10 or so meters up in the air, bringing around and setting down a dizzying array of almost unfathomably difficult tricks.
After Local Organizers together with FIS brought back World Cup action to Milan last year - ending a waiting time of more than ten years - BIG AIR AND THE CITY is returning to the capital of the Lombardy region in 2017 again.
On November 18, a giant scaffold - in-run, jump, tabletop, and landing - covered with snow and illuminated with lights will play center stage at the EXPerience park right next to the iconic Tree of Life for some of the world's best snowboarders soaring through Milan's air.
Big Air Milan
The 2017/2018 FIS Freeski Big Air World Cup season kicked off on Saturday night in Milan with Coline Ballet-Baz (FRA) and Elias Ambuehl (SUI) taking top spots at highly-anticipated ‘Big Air and the City' competition held at the EXPerience park, right next to the iconic Tree of Life.
Following last weekend’s thrilling snowboard event, the 2017/18 FIS Freeski big air World Cup season is set to get underway this weekend with the second iteration of the highly-anticipated 'Big Air and the City' competition taking to Milan’s (ITA) EXPeriance Park for training on Friday and competition on Saturday night.
There’s a new skyscraper in Milan: it’s the Big Air and the City’s ramp towering at the EXPerience Park, the former Area of Expo Milan 2015, in front of the iconic Tree of Life. Right here, in just over a week, the World’s top athletes are going to compete with amazing stunts for the FIS Snowboard (10-11 November) and Freeski (17-18 November) World Cup points.