Final countdown to Sierra Nevada 2017

The countdown clock to the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships from 6th-19th March 2017 in Sierra Nevada (ESP) will hit zero in the coming week.

With 25 medal events, planning for the event has required countless hours of preparation by the Local Organising Committee, the Royal Spanish Winter Sports Federation and FIS.

The videos below show what it takes to host such a large-scale sporting event.

Episode 1 features the Spanish snowboard cross team as they train in Sierra Nevada in preparation for the World Championships.

Episode 2 talks about the lighting installation and other technical infrastructure installed at six different finish areas.

Episode 3 features a closer look at the moguls course.

Episode 4 shows the big air and the aerials venue.

Episode 5 takes a look at the halfpipe, slopestyle and cross courses as well as the snowboard slalom tracks.

Episode 6 describes the work of the 350 volunteers of the World Championships.