If there's one thing FIS is looking for when partnering up with a new venue on the FIS Snowboard World Cup slopestyle tour it's freestyle pedigree, and Italy's Seiser Alm has just the kind of rich history FIS likes to see.
With a terrain park boasting a continuous line of 1.5kms in length, with over 70 features and obstacles included in that stretch, Seiser Alm was voted the best park in Italy for a few times at the Italian Freeski Awards.
All of which is to say, Seiser Alm has the slopes and the shovels to build the type of world-class features we all want to watch the world's best snowboarders get down to business on.
Set in the stunning backdrop of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Dolomites mountain range, and with a rich competition history that includes successful Europa Cup slopestyle competitions as well as junior worlds contests on the books, Seiser Alm was certain to be a perfect fit on the slopestyle World Cup circuit in the 2016-17 season.
And following a perfect World Cup host debut, the South Tyrolean resort is back hosting the Slopestyle World Cup finals.
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The ski resort is one of the 15 most family-friendly resorts in Italy, is blessed with 300 sunny days per year and one of the world's most stunning sceneries.
Part of the UNESCO world heritage, Seiser Alm provides 60 kilometres of slopes, with most of them addressing beginners and intermediates.
However, directly connected with Groeden, the total ski area features some 175 skiable kilometres.
Snowpark Seiser Alm
After a hugely successful season-opening World Cup contest in August at New Zealand’s Cardrona resort, the 2017/18 FIS Freeski slopestyle World Cup season is set to get back on track for winter in the Northern Hemisphere, with the first of five remaining competitions taking to the storied slopes of Austria’s Stubai resort from 23-25 November.
Once again Snowpark Seiser Alm takes the win during the Snowpark Awards at this year Skipass exhibition in Modena, which is the biggest exhibition in Italy to promote winter sports and tourism. As one of Europes hot spots in freestyle sports, the park was nominated and won respectable 4 Awards in 4 different categories: best superpark, best pro line, best jib line and best marketing.
Enni Rukajarvi (FIN) and Seppe Smits (BEL), who both had earned the first ever slopestyle world championships title back in 2011, have claimed victory in today's third slopestyle competition of the 2016-17 season which was staged at Seiser Alm (ITA) under a blue bird sky.
Enni Rukajarvi (FIN), Sina Candrian (SUI) as well as Seppe Smits (BEL) and Billy Morgan (GBR) have topped their respective qualifier heats at the third stop of the slopestyle World Cup tour which is currently underway at Seiser Alm.
Voted best park in Italy for a few times already, Seiser Alm and its snow park crew has lived up to the expectations putting together a sweet course for this season's third slopestyle World Cup.
With the 2016-17 slopestyle World Cup season already in full swing, it's time for the tour's third event this week. Some of the best riders in the world have traveled from the LAAX Open straight to Seiser Alm to take over control of one of the best snow parks in Italy.