After a lack of snow forced Local Organisers in the 2014-15 season to cancel the originally scheduled snowboard cross World Cup and replace it by a parallel slalom event for their debut as a World Cup host, Cortina d'Ampezzo has committed itself to annual alpine snowboard action under the lights ever since.
On December 16, 2017, Cortina will organise its third consecutive World Cup making the middle of December a thrilling time for the raceboard stars with back-to-back races in Italy within only three days (Dec 14 brings a PGS in Carezza).
However, it's the first time for some wider turns as a PGS will be run in the 2018 Olympic winter.
|2015||Patrizia Kummer (SUI)||Christoph Mick (ITA)||PSL||single run|
|2016||Ester Ledecka (CZE)||Andrey Sobolev (RUS)||PSL||single run|
Located at 1,224 metres above sea level, and nestling in the wonderful Dolomites offering 120 skiable slope kilometres, Cortina d'Ampezzo is no stranger to the FIS World Cup family.
The host of the 1956 Olympic Winter Games has not only been the playground for several Alpine Skiing World Cup events already, but is also a constant member of the women's alpine tour since 1993.
Nevertheless, the 2015-16 season marked a first for this well-experienced organiser of major events situated on the Boite river, in an alpine valley and known for its jet set and aristocratic European crowd as Cortina d'Ampezzo welcomed a totally different winter sport species by hosting the first snowboard World Cup staged on Tondi Normale.
Following a race accident in last Saturday's parallel slalom World Cup event in Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA), the 2014 Olympic psl champion had to underwent surgery yesterday.
Ester Ledecka (CZE) and Andrey Sobolev (RUS) have claimed victory in the 2016-17 alpine snowboard World Cup tour's first parallel slalom which was staged in a single run format and under the lights in the famous ski resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA).
The 2016-17 alpine snowboard World Cup season will kick off with back-to-back races in Italy this week. Just like last winter the first parallel events of a new season will be staged in Carezza and Cortina d'Ampezzo.
The FIS Council held its spring Meetings during the FIS Congress Week in Cancun (MEX) from 6th-11th June. One of the main topics was the confirmation of the official calendar: here is a quick overview of the 2016-17 FIS Snowboard World Cup season.
While Olympic PGS champion Patrizia Kummer (SUI) claims an easy win in the parallel slalom race under the lights in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Christoph Mick (ITA) celebrates his career's first on home soil leading a podium sweep of the hosting nation.
Patrizia Kummer (SUI) and Christoph Mick (ITA) have claimed victory in the last FIS Snowboard World Cup event prior to the turn of the year which was staged in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy under the lights.