Due to the perfect conditions at site, dedication to the sport and a long history in organising many events, La Molina hosted its first ever Snowboard FIS World Cup in 2008 with two parallel races making the resort the second ever to stage a World Cup competition in Spain. In 2009, one PGS, one snowboard cross and one halfpipe competition took place - the prelude to what was still to come.
In 2010, the World Cup finals took place being the perfect and last test for the 9th Snowboard FIS World Championships which were successfully hosted in January 2011 - despite very warm weather conditions and lack of snow.
In 2012 and 2013 some more World Cup action followed with two more to follow in 2014. The 2014 will conclude with a parallel giant slalom and a snowboard cross.
Spain's most advanced resort which installed its first mechanical ski lift in 1943 has 61km of slopes to offer. In addition, La Molina also provides two halfpipes (including the first one in the Pyrenees) and two snowparks which have been the key to some Catalan rider's career within the Spanish team.
16 lifts bring snow enthusiast on top of 53 different slopes where 444 snow cannons make sure that enough snow is available on 27km if Petrus doesn't send down enough of the precious white snowflakes.
In addition, the future will bring a major project: By integrating Alp 2500 - a pass which connects the resort of La Molina and Masella - one of the Pyrenees' biggest surfaces will be available for winter sports. 133km of terrain will be attractive for everyone nearby.
Dominique Maltais (CAN) and Paul Berg (GER) have clinched the season's final snowboard cross race of the 2014 FIS Snowboard World Cup tour in La Molina, Spain.
The La Molina time trials have wrapped up with a very unexpected result. As his main rival in the race for the Crystal Globe failed to qualify for tomorrow's finals Italian racer Omar Visintin has already clinched his career's first ever World cup title.
Course shaper Nick Roma has put together a special course design for the 2014 FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup finals at La Molina, Spain.
Even Hollywood couldn't have written a better story for the last chapter of the 2014 FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup tour. Two riders will battle for the precious hardware in the very last event of the season.
As last discipline of the FIS Snowboard World Cup tour the international snowboard cross series will run its last races of the season in the up-coming week. On March 10 and 11, 2014, Veysonnaz, Switzerland, will host the single race which was cancelled last January. Just a few days later, on March 14 and 15, 2014, the SBX season's finals and thus the showdown for the Crystal Globes will take place in La Molina, Spain,
FIS Officials have found a way to reschedule the Veysonnaz, Switzerland, snowboard cross event which was canceled a few weeks ago. However, to avoid calendar clashes the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup finals scheduled in La Molina, Spain, had to be postponed, too.