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 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 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 2015.
|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|
32 ladies and 57 men will enter the 950 metres long snowboard cross course in Veysonnaz for their penultimate race of the 2014 World Cup season today as the qualifiers for tomorrow's finals are set to kick off at 10:45 AM with the men.
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.
Due to the lack of snow to build a decent World Cup course, the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup weekend in Veysonnaz, Switzerland, scheduled for January 17 thru 19, 2014, has to be postponed and will most likely take place in March with the exact date still to be announced.