Winterberg is North Rhine-Westphalia's city with the most guaranteed snow and not for nothing the heart of Sauerland's Winter Sport Arena.
Above that the resort was voted best winter sport resort of the Central German Uplands by Ski Magazine.
However, it took some time that Winterberg which hosted both, a big air and parallel slalom back in 2005 and 2006, decided to celebrate a comeback as World Cup host.
In March 2015, the season's final of the Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour took place with a parallel slalom on Poppenberg. Ever since, Local Organisers are up to host World Cup events on an annual base. This season, with a special highlight as it's the first time that not only the PSL World Cup finals will be staged for the third time in a row but also the resorts first team event (PSL).
|2005||Matevz Petek (SLO)||BA|
|2005||Daniela Meuli (SUI)||Philipp Schoch (SUI)||PSL||re-run|
|2006||Matevz Petek (SLO)||BA|
|2015||Hilde-Katrine Engeli (NOR)||Roland Fischnaller (ITA)||PSL||single run|
|2016||Alena Zavarzina (RUS)||Edwin Coratti (ITA)||PSL||single run|
The ski arena provides 34 runs on seven hills with a total length of 27.5 kilometres where 27 lifts are operating.
The most slopes are for beginners and intermediate riders, however, there is also 1.5 kilometres which are flagged black (experts).
In addition, Winterberg offers night fun on 14 slopes and also a fun park.
Check out the venue video:
The 2016-17 FIS alpine snowboard World Cup season closed out in Winterberg today with a PSL team event staged on the Poppenberg slope in pouring rain again.
Sabine Schoeffmann (AUT) and Stefan Baumeister (GER) have claimed victory in the 2016-17 FIS Snowboard World Cup season's last parallel slalom race which was staged in Winterberg (GER) in pouring rain today while Ester Ledecka (CZE) and Andreas Prommegger (AUT) capped off an incredible season with the alpine snowboard overall World Cup title.
Straight out of the Sierra Nevada 2017 Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships: the raceboarders have been traveling up north to close out their season in the heart of Germany.
Edwin Coratti has torn his left achilles tendon during a training run on the Schnals glaciers in Italy.
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 today's winner celebrate a perfect end of the season, four more racers were happy to walk away with a Crystal Globe