(Silvaplana near St. Moritz/SUI – 01.02.2023) In less than two months the 10th edition of the FIS Freeski & Snowboard World Cup in Silvaplana near St. Moritz, Switzerland, is taking place from March 23rd – 26th, 2023. Both freeskiers and snowboarders will gather for the very last Slopestyle World Cup of the season to determine the FIS Crystal Globe winners and to win a share of the CHF 110.000 prize-money cake.
Create, Innovate, Progress – It will be an exciting Slopestyle competition to watch, as the progression of riding is going through the roof in both sports this season. Progression is also engraved into the DNA of Corvatsch Park, well-known for providing a superior slopestyle course design by Kobi Würsch year after year. When riders find the perfect setup, freestylers on one and two boards are able to set the bar higher and higher and this is exactly what they did in the past few weeks at competitions all around the globe.
Will 2019 Freeski Silvaplana winner Megan Oldham return to Switzerland? At the X-Games 2023 she was the very first woman to stomp a Left Triple Cork 1440 in a competition and earned two gold medals within days. On the men’s side current World Champion Andri Ragettli is back strong after his injury and in good spirits as he celebrated a victory on home soil end of January at the Laax Open. He surely is ready for another top podium spot at home. Silvaplana Freeski title defender Birk Ruud, who often seems to ski in his own league, had a super strong start into this winter season with three wins in a row. Will he be able take the top spot at Corvatsch Park once again?
In Snowboarding the Brits are proud of their 16-year-old snowboard wunderkind Mia Brookes, who is on a mission in her first World Cup season and is blowing minds wherever she rides with her style and kick-ass rail game. On the men’s side Norwegian Marcus Kleveland continues to dominate the circuit with consistency, while throwing in his signature trick – Nose Butter Back 14 Indy – here and there. Side fact: no other rider can call this trick part of their repertoire. He does feel comfortable at Corvatsch Park with good memories from the past: He took home the small and big Crystal Globe in 2021 as well as the Silvaplana Slopestyle titles in 2021 and 2022. Can he complete the triple victory in 2023? Also watch out for Reira Iwabuchi, who scored X-Games Big Air Gold 2023 making history as the first female snowboarder to land a Triple Underflip in competition.
Also, to be always reckoned with are the riders from Swiss-Freeski and Swiss-Snowboard, above all local Nicolas Huber and the two Slopestyle Olympic Champions Sarah Höfflin and Mathilde Gremaud.
Silvaplana is excited to welcome the freshly crowned 2023 World Champions end of March and to take on the host role for the upcoming FIS Freestyle World Championships in 2025 – together with Sils, St. Moritz and Pontresina.
Turning 10! The Silvaplana World Cup is always a good reason to celebrate, as it traditionally ends the season with a bang at Corvatsch Park. To celebrate a decade full of freestyle highlights, live concerts by Delinquent Habits and Pat Burgener will entertain spectators at
Murtèl middle station directly after Freeski finals and prize-giving on Saturday (25.03.2023). Freestyle- and music-fans only need a lift-ticket to join the fun, all events are free to watch.
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