After its successful debut last winter, the ARAG Big Air Festival is back to business in the 2018 Olympic season bringing together what matches perfectly: music and action sports, freesskiing and snowboarding.
A city of just over 250,000 people near the Dutch border, Germany's Moenchengladbach, no stranger to big time sporting events, will host this season's fourth Big Air World Cup on December 2nd.
The SparkassenPark, a top-tier outdoor 12,000-seat venue which was built to host the 2006 Field Hockey World Championships and a regular host to internationally celebrated artists such as Green Day, David Guetta, and countless others will also welcome German top artists Kratfclub and Cro as Friday's and Saturday's headliner.
With With two concerts and Big Air World Cup, the ARAG Big Air Festival will once again be an early season standout, especially with a ramp like this:
The scaffolding monster will be made of 130 tons of steel, and measure 49 metres in height, 120 metres in length whilst being covered by 800 m³ of snow produced in the indoor ski hall of Neuss, Germany.
The second competition of the 2017/18 FIS Ski big air World Cup season went down on Friday night in Moenchengladbach, Germany, as part of the second-annual ARAG Big Air Festival, with Switzerland’s Giulia Tanno taking top spot for the ladies and Norway’s Christian Nummedal throwing down for the men’s victory.
Fresh off last Sunday’s action in Stubai, the FIS Freeski World Cup is back on track on Friday for a big air event taking over the stage at SparkassenPark in Moenchengladbach, with top bands, DJs and a large product promotion area rounding out the event and ensuring a unique winter-sport and festival atmosphere.
It has been in the heads of FIS Officials for quite a while, now the first ever double World Cup big air event for both, Snowboarding and Freestyle Skiing, will finally take place.