Aside from breaks in 2010 and 2013, the Moscow aerials event has been an annual stop on the FIS Freestyle World Cup tour since 2008.
The first large-scale event of its kind when launched in that first year, the Moscow competition sees FIS Freestyle bring the slopes to the city by constructing a massive aerials venue out of snow and scaffolding in the heart of one of the world's greatest metropolises.
A nighttime event, under the lights and punctuated by fireworks, the Moscow aerials World Cup is a true highlight on the competition schedule and is not to be missed.
The first FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup competition in 2018 went down on Saturday evening with Kiley McKinnon (USA) and Anton Kushnir (BLR) shining under the lights at the third aerials event of the season, which took place on a 47-meter-tall scaffold ramp set up just outside Moscow’s city centre.
The 2017/18 FIS Freestyle Skiing aerials World Cup season is ready to crank things back up after the holiday break, with this Saturday’s Moscow competition setting in motion the most important few weeks of the World Cup season for the men and ladies of aerials as we move towards the end of the qualification period for this February’s PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
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The final competition of the 2016/17 aerials World Cup season takes to giant scaffold set up in Moscow city event.