SkiGB Facebook logo SkiGB Twitter logo SkiGB Instagram logo

Posts Tagged ‘ski cross’

Val Thorens Ski Cross World Championship – January 2014

Posted on: January 9th, 2014 by SkiGB

Due to the cancellation of the two heats of the Ski Cross World Cup in Megeve and Bischofswiesen due to bad snow conditions the FIS have decided to host these in Val Thorens instead. Val Thorens is the highest resort in Europe and Guarntees snow therefore it made sense to mode it there.


Here is the schedule for these heats of the Audi Ski Cross World Cup now hosted in Val Thorens (Times are local time):


Tuesday 14th January 2014
10:45 – 13:45 Training


Wednesday 15th January 2014
08:15 – 08:45 Inspection
09:00 – 09:30 Training
09:45 – 10:25 Qualification


10:40 – 11:10 Inspection
11:25 – 11:55 Training
12:15 – 13:30 Qualification


Thursday 16th January 2014
10:15 – 10:45 Inspection
11:00 – 11:30 Training
12:00 – 13:40 Final races for Women and Men
13:45 Prize Giving Ceremony


Friday 17th January 2014
08:00 – 08:30 Inspection
08:45 – 09:15 Training
09:30 – 10:10 Qualification


08:00 – 08:30 Inspection
10:35 – 11:05 Training
11:20 – 12:35 Qualification
12:45 – 13:00 Training
13:30 – 15:11 Final races for Women and Men
15:15 Prize Giving Ceremony


Val Thorens Ski Cross World Cup Freestyle – The Winners

Posted on: December 15th, 2013 by SkiGB
The Ladies:
Today we saw the end of the Val Thorens ski cross where we saw Katrin Mueller beat her countryman and friend Sanna Luedi from Switzerland. 
Mueller said “The course wasn’t difficult. Yes, it was really fun, it was huge jumps, and like this but not difficult that it’s impossible. But with all the girls it’s always difficult; it’s not always easy to pass or something like this. So, finals is every time is a roulette and yes it was nice.”, easy or not she certainly showed the way. 
Full Results:
1 – Katrin Mueller (Switzerland)
2 – Sanna Luedi (Switzerland)
3 – Ophelie David (France)
4 – Marte Hoeie Gjefsen (Norway)
The Men:
Austrian skier Andreas Matt managed to keep the rest of the pack behind him to take the win, but only just as it was a photo finish. Matt said “I feel very good. It was hard, I must fight a little bit but I’m very happy that I could win this race.” 
Full Results:
1 – Andreas Matt (Austria)
2 – Victor Oehling Norberg (Sweden)
3 – Jean-Frederic Chapuis (France)
4 – Franz Promok (Austria)
Matt thought the course was hard but Mueller thought it was easy, I guess the ladies are more hard core. 
The Ski Cross is part of the Freestyle competition which includes several disciplines, these are:
Ski Cross
Freestyle skiing is still quite new as a championship only starting in 1950’s, but already it is one of the most exciting spectator sports on the snow.
Ski Cross became an Olympic sport in Vancouver 2010 however not all the disciplines joined at the same time, here is the run down:
Moguls – Albertville 1992
Aerials – Lillehammer 1994
Halfpipe – To be added in 2014
Slopestyle – To be added in 2014