Snowboarding aims at sharing forces

11 October 2013 15:08
Copper Mtn hosted the first ever co-sanctioned events in 2012
Copper Mtn hosted the first ever co-sanctioned events in 2012 -
FIS/Oliver Kraus

Focusing on “quality over quantity”, the main goal is to increase the value of events

With the 2013/2014 FIS Snowboard World Cup season fully underway since the opening events at Cardrona Alpine Ski Resort (NZL) in August, officials have taken advantage of the experiences from the past winters, regarding the long-term calendar planning during the FIS Snowboard Committee Meetings.

To satisfy the desire of local Organisers to host shared events, the FIS Race Directors for Snowboard and Freestyle Skiing are aiming at staging one combined competition per discipline event per month.

Focusing on “quality over quantity”, the main goal is to increase the value of events by studying the advantages and disadvantages regarding field sizes, training days and overlapping competition schedules.

FIS Snowboarding is also aiming at optimising its cooperation potential with other Event and Tour Organisers. This follows on from the first ever co-sanctioned events with the World Snowboard Tour last winter season and the progressive work of the Snowboard Freestyle Task Force.