International boarders battle it out for hundredths of a second

The FIS Snowboard World Cup, 12. – 13. january, looks back on a long tradition here in Gastein. Snowboard races have been held on the Buchebenwiese in Bad Gastein every year since 2001, with the exception of 2005 and 2007. And spectacular four-man Boarder-X battles were also a regular highlight next to the valley station of the Stubnerkogelbahn until 2010.

 

Nowadays, Gastein is the only Austrian stop on the World Cup tour. Athletes like Claudia Riegler, Julia Dujmovits, Andreas Prommegger and Benjamin Karl always look forward eagerly to their only home race of the season and the exciting atmosphere of finals under the lights. But even such young stars as Daniela Ulbing, who was able to win gold in the parallel slalom as well as the team competition in 2017, have a real appreciation for the short, though fantastically designed race hill, here in the heart of the Hohe Tauern mountains.

Program

Thursday, 11.01.2018

19:00 Uhr Opening of the FIS Snowboard Worldcup and bib draw meeting at Felsentherme Bad Gastein

 

Friday, 12.01.2018

from 2 pm qualifications PSL
from 4 pm “Gettogether” party
from 6 pm finals PSL
7.30 pm winners presentation at the finish area
from 9 pm Worldcupparty “Gruppe Gastein” live on stage

 

 

Saturday, 13.01.2018

from 1 pm Warm up party “Take 3” live on stage
from 4.30 pm finals team event PSL
6 pm winners presentation at the finish area
from 8 pm After Race Party at Haeggbloms, Wührers and Silver Bullet

 

 

*subject to modifications

 

The Race Hill

Name: Bucheben Bad Gastein
Start: 1.171,89 m
Finish 1.088,17 m
Length: 261,85 m
Drop in elevation: 83,72 m
Incline: ∅ 33,7 %