10 November 2016

Milan Big Air kicks off City ‘Super Series’ and Ryding & Tilley take on Levi Slalom World Cup

This weekend GB Park and Pipe snowboarders and skiers will descend on Milan as they start their journey towards the 2018 Winter Olympics, whilst Alpine skiers Dave Ryding and Alex Tilley travel to Levi to compete in the first FIS Slalom World Cup of the winter.


With Snowboard Big Air due to make its debut at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018, Katie Ormerod, Aimee Fuller, Billy Morgan, Jamie Nicholls and Rowan Coultas will start a packed winter of competition as they set out to qualify for the Games. Snowboard Big Air will take place on Saturday 12th November, with 10 men and 6 women proceeding from qualification to finals, with finals in a three-run, best two count format. The finals start at 19.00 CET.


GB Park & Pipe’s Katie Summerhayes and Madi Rowlands begin a historic season for Ski Big Air as it will be the first time a World Cup Globe will be awarded in the discipline, despite the event not featuring in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Katie and Madi will be in action on Friday 11th November with finals due to take place at 19.00 CET.


The Milan Big Air will serve not only as the first Northern Hemisphere’s FIS World Cup of the season, but also as the first of three City Big Air ‘Super Series’ events which will see the World’s best freeskiers and snowboarders crowned following stops in Milan, Moenchengladbach and Quebec City.


Over in Finland, Delancey British Alpine Team skiers Dave Ryding and Alex Tilley will be looking to make an impact at the first FIS Slalom World Cup of the season in Levi, which returns for its 10th year in the calendar.


Ryding, who starts the season ranked 22nd in Slalom, will be in action on Sunday 13th November, looking to better his impressive 15th place finish in last year’s World Cup Finals and make an impact in the Alpine World Championships in St Moritz in February 2017. Tilley, who just missed out on qualifying for the second run of the FIS World Cup GS opening race in Soelden, will tackle the women’s Slalom in Levi this Saturday 12th November, looking to put down two solid runs.


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