Jauerling looks forward to New Year

22 December 2013 13:08
2010 Olympic Silver medalist and local hero Benjamin Karl aims to win his home race
2010 Olympic Silver medalist and local hero Benjamin Karl aims to win his home race -
Oliver Kraus

The Alpine Snowboard World Cup season will pick up pace again next year after a three-week Christmas break.

The world's best race boarders will return to Austria to enter an action packed speed week with two events, one at Jauerling (Jan. 10) and one in Bad Gastein (Jan. 12).

Two years ago, the race hill celebrated an impressive debut in front of 5,000 excited spectators. In 2014, Local Organisers are looking forward to an even more spectacular parallel slalom event at Jauerling.

Ticket sales, which started in November already, are looking promising.

No wonder that the hosting nation can't wait for the big show.

“It couldn't be any better,” said Christ Galler, Sport Director of Snowboard Team Austria. “We all experienced in 2012 that Jauerling can host such an event in the best possible way.”

As at the debut as World Cup host, Local Organisers are planning to allow school kids from the region a good access to the slope during the qualification time trials once again.

“We would like to directly address the youth. As a result, our team will enter the competition well-prepared,” added Galler.

Check this link for the preliminary event schedule.