Jan 22, 2018

The FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup in the Upper Black Forest

From 2 to 4 February 2018, the Upper Black Forest will host the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup. The event will see the A-list of global snowboard cross talent competing on and around Mount Feldberg.

Impressive jumps, incredible speed and a generous dose of positive vibes are on the agenda. This is what snowboard cross is all about – a big spectacle in the snow. Several snowboarders compete at the same time, showing off their skills at breakneck speed on an action-packed course. No wonder this sport has gained a massive following. If you want to join the fun, come to the Upper Black Forest! In the World Cup races, 71 male and 29 female competitors are set to give their all for the coveted trophies. They will battle it out on the slopes and try to force their competitors off the racing line or even off the piste in order to secure their spot at the top of the leader board. But this last official competition before the Winter Olympics owes its popularity not only to its challenging, obstacle-studded course. It also offers spectators great views of the competition, including on a giant video wall that will be set up at the finish line.

A sight for sore eyes

55,000 cubic metres of snow have been used to build an ambitious 800-metre competition course that features crafted waves and banked turns, a 15-metre quarter pipe and a jump. In addition to the various sporting highlights, presenters and DJs will provide entertainment. But the landscape itself is also a real feast for the eyes. Situated in the heart of the region, Mount Feldberg is the highest peak of the Upper Black Forest and overlooks two lakes, Titisee and Schluchsee. It's a magnet for skiers and snowboarders in winter. If you're tempted to hit the slopes yourself, you'll be pleased to hear that anyone holding a valid lift pass for the Feldberg ski resort can access the spectator areas of the FIS Snowboard Cross World Cup for free! For further information visit www.hochschwarzwald.de/Snowboard-Cross.