An intimate, secluded resort located some two hours south of Zurich at the end of the Schanfigg valley in the Graubünden mountains, Arosa is a classic Swiss mountain town in all aspects, surrounded by high peaks, rolling farmland, and boasting a ski history that dates back to the 1930's.
The mountain itself is serviced by 16 lifts that give access to 100km of piste and a 900m vertical drop. With terrain that showcases a somewhat more mellow character than many other Swiss resorts, Arosa is an ideal family and freestyle-oriented resort, with the terrain parks and a halfpipe to prove it.
2017/18 will be the fifth consecutive season in which Arosa will host the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup as the resort will again be the second stop on the Cross Alps Tour this December 12th. This season's stop will be one to watch, as the Arosa stage of the Tour will again feature the thrilling night-time sprint format of competition.
There was more bad luck lined up for the 2017 Audi FIS Ski Cross Alps Tour on Tuesday night in Arosa (SUI), as the second competition in a row was forced to be cancelled due to the inclement weather that has been hovering over the Alps for the past week.
A boon of snow and heavy weather across the Alps over the past several days has been a thorn in the side of the winter sports schedule across the region, and the 2017 Audi FIS Ski Cross Alps tour has been no exception.
One week to go before the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup gets back to business in France.
The 2017 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Cross Alps Tour gets underway on December 8th in Val Thorens (FRA).
A look back at some of the biggest storylines of the 2016/17 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup season.
Marielle Thompson regained the World Cup lead with a win, while Romain Detraz scored his first World Cup podium - a win on home soil in Switzerland.