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.
Sabine Schoeffmann (AUT) and Roland Fischnaller (ITA) have won the last race of the Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour prior to the Christmas break which took place on Saturday under the lights on the Tondi slope of Cortina d'Ampezzo.
Ester Ledecka (CZE) and Alexander Payer (AUT) have come out victorious of the season's second parallel giant slalom event of the Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour which took place in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy today.
This week finally sees the raceboard athletes strapping in to compete in their first World Cup events. While they are the last riders to do so this season, they do it in style with an insane parallel race trilogy scheduled in just three days.
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.