Veysonnaz is a picturesque sunny mountain resort located at 1350 metres in the Valaisan Alps with an amazing view over the Rhone Valley and its capital city Sion.
It is part of the "4 Valleys" ski domain with its 400km of slopes, 100 installations and its famous "Piste de l'Ours". Snow is guaranteed thanks to the numerous snow canons. And in addition, the perfect connection of the holiday village to Sion airport (20 minutes car ride) and to Geneva airport (2 hours car rode) makes it even more attractive.
However, World Cup riders are especially attracted by a nice and very fast technical snowboard cross course which has been built for the world wide tour for the first time in the 2010 winter season.
Starting on more than 2,500 metres of altitude and finishing in about 2,000 metres the track offers a breathtaking vertical drop of some 500 metres - with the start being a steep and crucial element of the track - while about 20 features have to be tackled all the way down.
Due to this, it's no wonder, that the World Cup circuit comes back in 2018 for an individual and team event. And as it's the final race of the season, the World Cup title winners will also be crowned in Switzerland.
|2010||Helene Olafsen (NOR)||Pierre Vaultier (FRA)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2012||Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)||Andrey Boldykov (RUS)||SBX||Heat of 6|
|2012||Lindsey Jacobellis (USA)||Nate Holland (USA)||SBX||Heat of 6|
|2013||Nelly Moenne Loccoz (FRA)||Mateusz Ligocki (POL)/Alex Pullin (AUS)||SBX||Heat of 6|
|2013||Ricker/Maltais (CAN)||Robanske/Fagan (CAN)||BXT||Heat of 4|
|2014||Dominique Maltais (CAN)||Fabio Cordi (ITA)||SBX||Heat of 6|
|2015||Michela Moioli (ITA)||Lucas Eguibar (ESP)||SBX||Heat of 6|
|2015||Dominique Maltais (CAN)||Alex Pullin (AUS)||SBX||Heat of 6|
|2016||Alexandra Jekova (BUL)||Baptiste Brochu (CAN)||SBX||Heat of 6|
|2016||Michela Moioli (ITA)||Lucas Eguibar (ESP)||SBX||Heat of 6|
|2017||Charlotte Bankes (FRA)||Pierre Vaultier (FRA)||SBX||Heat of 6|
|2017||Moioli/Brutto (ITA)||Schairer/Haemmerle (AUT)||BXT||Heat of 4|
ITA1 with Raffaella Brutto and Michela Moioli as well as AUT1 with Alessandro Haemmerle and Markus Schairer have claimed victory in the 2016-17 final SBX Team event which was staged in foggy conditions and on the high speed course of Veysonnaz, Switzerland.
2014 Olympic champions Eva Samkova (CZE) and Pierre Vaultier (FRA) have claimed the 2016-17 season's SBX World Cup title after holding their main rivals for the Crystal Globe at bay in the tour's ultimate race's finals which were staged in perfect conditions on the high speed course of Veysonnaz, Switzerland today.
After five stops and the world championships events in the books, the world's best snowboard cross athletes have traveled to Switzerland for one last and final round of SBX racing.
It's the third consecutive time in a row that Spindleruv Mlyn will host the slopestyle World Cup finals as part of the Snowjam.cz. And with some of the world's finest talents having descended on the Czech winter sport resort known for its creative slopestyle course design, the last shred battle of the 2016-17 season is a promising one.
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 the Italian and the Spanish racer earn their respective third and second career win, Pierre Vaultier also secured his fourth career title!