A relatively small resort located in the Styria region of Austria, Kreischberg lays claim to having one of the largest halfpipes in Europe, and its slopes are re-known as a haven for freestylers of both, the ski and snowboard persuasions.
The resort has a history of hosting World Cup events dating back to 1997.
From snowboard cross to halfpipe, to big air, to parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom, to slopestyle, the host of two world championships (2003, 2015) has shown itself capable of putting on a show in a diverse range of events - a distinction that will no-doubt be proven once again in 2017 when Kreischberg will play host to the 2016-17 season's slopestyle World Cup opener.
Nice side story: In 2006 and 2010 the later on Olympic PGS champions (Daniela Meuli and Philipp Schoch as well as Nicolien Sauerbreij and Jasey Jay Anderson) won the parallel giant slalom at Kreischberg.
|1997||Manuela Riegler (AUT)||Elmar Messner (ITA)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|1997||Marie Birkl (SWE)||Dejan Kosir (SLO)||PSL||re-run|
|1997||Nicola Thost (GER)||Dan Smith (USA)||HP|
|1999||Sophia Bergdahl (SWE)||Zeke Steggall (AUS)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|1999||Isabelle Blanc (FRA)||Nicolas Huet (FRA)||PSL||re-run|
|2001||Sandra Farmand (GER)||Pontus Stahlkloo (SWE)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2001||Karine Ruby (FRA)||Pontus Stahlkloo (SWE)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2001||Rosey Fletcher (USA)||Mathieu Bozzetto (FRA)||PSL||re-run|
|2002||Marion Posch (ITA)||Siegfried Grabner (AUT)||PGS||re-run|
|2002||Nicola Pederzolli (AUT)||Jan Michaelis (GER)||HP|
|2002||Deborah Anthonioz (FRA)||Thomas Bourgault (FRA)||SBX||Heat of 4|
|2002||Tadej Valentan (SLO)||BA|
|2004||Sophier Rodriguez (FRA)||Risto Mattila (FIN)||HP|
|2004||Neil Connolly (CAN)||BA|
|2004||Soko Yamaoka (JPN)||Risto Mattila (FI)||HP|
|2005||Jonas Carlso (SWE)||BA|
|2006||Daniela Meuli (SUI)||Philipp Schoch (SUI)||PGS||re-run|
|2006||Manuela Laura Pesko (SUI)||Janne Korpi (FIN)||HP|
|2009||Doris Guenther (AUT)||Siegfried Grabner (AUT)||PGS||re-run|
|2009||Amelie Kober (GER)||Simon Schoch (SUI)||PSL||re-run|
|2010||Nicolien Sauerbreij (NED)||Jasey Jay Anderson (CAN)||PGS||re-run|
|2010||Sarka Pancochova (CZE)||Daisuke Murakami (JPN)||HP|
|2014||Sarka Pancochova (CZE)||Mans Hedberg (SWE)||SS|
The 2014 FIS Snowboard Freestyle World Cup tour concluded with a triumphant day for Sarka Pancochova (CZE) and Mans Hedberg (SWE). Both snowboarders were not only able to clinch the season's last slopestyle contest at Kreischberg, Austria, home of the first ever combined FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships next January, but also claimed the title in both, Slopestyle and Freestyle Overall World Cup due to their first rank today.
The warm weather situation at Kreischberg, venue of the first ever combined FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships in 2015, was responsible for a one hour delay of today's slopestyle qualifiers of the final stop of the 2014 FIS Snowboard Freestyle World Cup tour.
Compared to the Olympic slopestyle course at Sochi, course shaper Alli Zehetner has designed a different line for the season's final of the FIS Snowboard World Cup tour which will take place on March 5 (qualifiers) and 6 (finals) at Kreischberg.
On March 5 and 6, 2014, Kreischberg, Austria, will host the season's final of the FIS Snowboard Freestyle World Cup tour. 80 participants from 18 countries will not only battle for some vital points in the race for the small (Slopestyle World Cup) and big (Snowboard Freestyle Overall World Cup) Crystal Globe.