Italy's Seiser Alm has just the kind of rich history we like to see when partnering up with a venue to bring you the best FIS Freeski World Cup action you can imagine.
With a terrain park boasting a continuous line of 1.5kms in length, with over 70 features and obstacles included in that stretch, Seiser Alm was repeatedly voted the best park in Italy in 2014, 2015 and 2016 at the Italian Freeski Awards - and the resort was up for the award again this fall. All of which is to say, Seiser Alm has the slopes and the shovels to build the type of world-class features we all want to watch the world's best freeskiers get down to business on.
Set in the stunning backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Dolomites mountain range, and with a rich competition history that includes successful Europa Cup slopestyle competitions as well as the World Cup debubt on the books from the past three season, Seiser Alm is looking to once again showcase the best that freeskiing has to offer in 2017/18.
Snowpark Seiser Alm
The final slopestyle event of the season went in the books on Saturday in Seiser Alm’s perfectly shaped snowpark, with Chris Corning (USA) taking home the win as well as the slopestyle World Cup title after an exciting competition on the Italian soil.
After a hugely successful season-opening World Cup contest in August at New Zealand’s Cardrona resort, the 2017/18 FIS Freeski slopestyle World Cup season is set to get back on track for winter in the Northern Hemisphere, with the first of five remaining competitions taking to the storied slopes of Austria’s Stubai resort from 23-25 November.
Once again Snowpark Seiser Alm takes the win during the Snowpark Awards at this year Skipass exhibition in Modena, which is the biggest exhibition in Italy to promote winter sports and tourism. As one of Europes hot spots in freestyle sports, the park was nominated and won respectable 4 Awards in 4 different categories: best superpark, best pro line, best jib line and best marketing.
A look back at some of the highlights of the 2016/17 FIS Freestyle slopestyle World Cup...