Abundant sunshine and great skiing marked the World Final of the Audi Quattro Ski Cup which was staged from 24th-26th March 2017 in Madonna di Campiglio (ITA).
Now in its second year, the Audi Quattro Ski Cup is an amateur racing series, providing participants with the chance to experience the unique atmosphere of professional ski racing at a number of traditional skiing locations with Audi partnerships.
This season, the series stopped in Obergurgl, St. Anton am Arlberg, Kitzbühel (all AUT), Megève (FRA), Oberstdorf (GER), Cortina d'Ampezzo (ITA), St. Moritz, Verbier and Davos (all SUI).
The fastest racers at each of these qualifiers advanced to the grand finals in Madonna di Campiglio which saw 96 amateur ski racers battling it out in giant slalom. The competitors were split into under 40 and over 40 age categories for ladies and men.
The event was supported by a number of former ski stars who served as Ambassadors and provided the skiers with useful tips: Marion Rolland (FRA), Didier Cuche (SUI), Piero Gros (ITA), Hans Knauss (AUT), Markus Wasmeier (GER) and Kristian Ghedina (ITA).
Behind the Scenes with Cross-Country skier Marit Bjoergen and Freeski star Henrik Harlaut
FIS Cross-Country caught up with Marit Bjoergen (NOR), the greatest cross-country skier of all time, at the recent FIS World Cup competitions in Oslo to learn more about the standout athlete.
Sweden’s Freestyle skier Henrik Harlaut who competes in slopestyle and big air wrapped up his season at the recent FIS World Cup competitions in Voss-Myrkdalen (NOR) winning the big air crystal globe. In the latest Behind the Scenes, he shares his thoughts on contests, fans, friends, tricks, spins, riding style, slopestyle courses and the sheer joy of Freestyle Skiing.
Nordic Combined Awards 2016/17
The Nordic Combined Awards 2016/17 last week in Schonach (GER) closed out the FIS World Cup season for athletes, teams and officials.
Among the winners was Eero Hirvonen (FIN) who was voted “Rookie of the Year” by the Jury. He received two VIP tickets to the Audi Cup in Munich, as well as a slackline set from Viessmann. In the category “Comeback of the Year”, legend Hannu Manninen (FIN) was awarded a free start at an Ironman event of his choice.
Find out more about the Awards in this article.
View a picture gallery here.
Cross-Country skier Magnus Kim hopes for Olympic glory on home soil
With less than a year to go until the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Korea’s promising cross-country skier Magnus Kim – a double gold medallist at the Lillehammer 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games – shares his thoughts on the Youth Olympic Games and his hopes of Olympic glory on home soil.
Read the interview here.