Sudelfeld World Cup looks promising

23 January 2014 11:52
Snow control #1 at Sudelfeld: Local Officials and FIS agree on giving it a shot
Snow control #1 at Sudelfeld: Local Officials and FIS agree on giving it a shot -
Thomas Plettenberg

Positive feedback from the first snow control: Local Organisers and FIS representatives have agreed on running the season's final of the FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup tour as scheduled in Sudelfeld, Germany, on February 1st.

Fresh snow of some 10 centimetres and the auspicious weather forecast with dropping temperatures and some more snow to fall have convinced both sides to give it a shot – although the slope isn't ready yet.

It's the sole World Cup on home soil for us so we have to do everything we can to ensure the event takes place,” said Stefan Knirsch, Sports Director Snowboard Germany.

We had a first snow control yesterday which showed that we don't have enough snow so far. But due the good snow base and the positive forecasts we assume to run the parallel giant slalom just as scheduled.”

However, the final decision will be made after the official snow control on Sunday.

If officials give a green light, everything will be set for the season's finals for the raceboarders, the first ones ever in the 18-year history of the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Germany.

The alpine snowboarding specialists are keen to battle it out in the last test prior to Sochi and fight for some coveted points in the race for two Crystal Globes: the one for the PGS World Cup and the one for the FIS Alpine Snowboard Overall World Cup.