The jewel of northern Italy and one of the great metropolises of Europe, there's little to be said about Milan that has not already been stated.
From fashion to commerce, history to gastronomy, glittering skyscrapers to towering cathedrals, and so much more in between, the city of more than 4 million people offers something for nearly everyone, drawing visitors year round from the world over.
However, one thing which is often under the radar is the Milanese landscape being a winter sport backdrop with snowboarders, 10 or so metres up in the air, bringing around and setting down a dizzying array of almost unfathomably difficult tricks.
After Local Organisers together with FIS brought back World Cup action to Milan last year - ending a waiting time of more than ten years - BIG AIR AND THE CITY is returning to the capital of the Lombardy region in 2017 again.
On November 11, a giant scaffold - in-run, jump, tabletop, and landing - covered with snow and illuminated with lights will play centre stage at the EXPerience park right next to the iconic Tree of Life for some of the world's best snowboarders soaring through Milan's air.
|2006||Matevz Petek (SLO)||BA|
|2016||Anna Gasser (AUT)||Marcus Kleveland (NOR)||BA|
Held in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Modena Skipass winter sports and tourism trade show, the Modena World Cup will open the Snowboard and Freeski World Cup calendar in the northern hemisphere.
The 2017/2018 FIS Freeski Big Air World Cup season kicked off on Saturday night in Milan with Coline Ballet-Baz (FRA) and Elias Ambuehl (SUI) taking top spots at highly-anticipated ‘Big Air and the City' competition held at the EXPerience park, right next to the iconic Tree of Life.
Following last weekend’s thrilling snowboard event, the 2017/18 FIS Freeski big air World Cup season is set to get underway this weekend with the second iteration of the highly-anticipated 'Big Air and the City' competition taking to Milan’s (ITA) EXPeriance Park for training on Friday and competition on Saturday night.
The Austrian athlete of the year is talking about her favourite Instagram posts of the recent months just hours before making it two in a row at the Bg Air Milan World Cup.
Anna Gasser (AUT) and Chris Corning (USA) have prevailed in the 2017-18 FIS Big Air World Cup season's opener which took place in Milan, Italy tonight at the Big Air and the City fest which once again attracted a massive crowd to the EXPerience Park.
The 2017-18 Big Air World Cup season will kick off this Saturday, November 11, 2017, with the Big Air and the City fest returning to Milan, Italy.