Get ready for the FIS Freeski World Cup Stuybai 2017! Watch as some of the best skiers prepare for this all important event.
Viktor Moosmann – AUT photo by Pally Learmond
The Snowpark – photo by Pally Learmond
Oystein Braaten – photo by Pally Learmond
Kim Gubser – photo by Pally Learmond
Kea Kuhnel – Photo by Pally Learmond
Flo Preuss – Photo by Pally Learmond
The Course – Photo by Christoph Thorensen
“The leading 3 riders of the current Slopestyle World Cup ranking will be at the start, James Woods (GBR), Andri Ragettli (SUI) and the 2015 World Slopestyle Champion and 2016 X Games Big Air winner, Fabian Bösch (SUI). They will meet the bronze medalist of the 2015 World Slopestyle Championships, Noah Wallace (USA), and a strong Scandinavian contingent of Jesper Tjäder (SWE), Henrik Harlaut (SWE), Oscar Wester (SWE), Birk Ruud (NOR) and 2-time X Games winner, Øystein Bråten (NOR). Of course, local heroes of the Austrian Skiing Association are also registered, including Viktor Moosmann (AUT) and Lukas Müllauer (AUT), just as the German team including Flo Preuss (GER).
The women’s competition will include the 2014 Olympic Slopestyle Champion, Dara Howell (CAN), as well as the second and third of the current Slopestyle World Cup ranking, Giulia Tanno (SUI) and Jennie Lee-Burmansson (SWE). They will compete with the top 5 female riders of the 2017 overall Slopestyle World Cup ranking, Sarah Hoefflin (SUI), Coline Ballet-Baz (FRA), Johanne Killi (NOR), Isabele Atkin (GBR) and Emma Dahlstrom (SWE), as well as the Austrian team including Lara Wolf (AUT) and local heroine Laura Wallner (AUT) from Kampl im Stubaital.
Depending on the results of the qualification stage, each nation is permitted to send a maximum of four riders per gender and discipline to the Winter Olympics. The pre-Olympic ranking of the 2017/18 winter season includes results from the World Cups at Cardrona (NZL), Stubai (AUT), Font Romeu (AND), Aspen Snowmass (USA) and Mammoth (USA). Only riders who are among the top 30 males and top 24 females after the final World Cup will qualify for the Olympics.
Many of the riders who will take part in the Freeski World Cup Stubai are currently practicing at Stubai Glacier. At the Stubai Prime Park Sessions, a 4-week training camp for professional snowboarders and freeskiers, open until November 22, world-class riders are polishing their runs and tricks to qualify for the Olympics in perfect condition.
World Cup riders who have not travelled to Stubai can study the World Cup course on a new 3D Course Preview clip. Schneestern, who will also build the Olympic course, shaped the Stubai course. It will be open for everyone after the World Cup until December 10, 2017.” – www.stubaifreeskiworldcup.com