Sandra was outstanding winning all her heats from the start to the final. In the ladies finals Sami Kennedy-Sim (AUS) came second and Katrin Ofner (AUT) made third place at the podium.
In the mens competition it was the Swiss team that made first and second place through Alex Fiva and Marc Bischofberger. Best Swede was surprisingly Erik Mobärg that did his first start in a World Cup final and reached a great sixth place. Victor VÖN Öhling Norberg came in as number eight in the mens final.
Now we're looking forward to Sunday and the next competion! Again there are six Swedes at start - we wish them good luck!
The team started up the season in the best possible way during the premier world cup event in Val Thorens.
Friday both Victor Öhling Norberg and Sandra Näslund made it to the podium, both in third place, and Saturday Anna Holmlund made first place, Sandra Näslund second and Viktor Andersson delivered a great third place.
We are really looking forward to having all the great ski cross athletes here at Idre Fjäll in February! Then it's time for Idre Fjäll to, for the second time, host the world cup in ski cross.
The 2016/17 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup season gets underway on December 9th, 2016, in Val Thorens, France! We are looking forward to great excitement and to follow the Swedish Ski Cross stars in their hunt for the podiums.
On February 10-12th Idre Fjäll is hosting the world cup - don't miss out on the most action packed event of the season!
Idre Fjall, SWE - After a two-week break from World Cup action in order to facilitate the return of ski cross action to the X Games in Aspen and to compensate for the postponed Arosa World Cup event, the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup tour is back on track this weekend at a brand-new venue for 2015/16 in Sweden’s Idre Fjall resort, with a pair of races slated for Saturday and Sunday.
After several successful seasons at Sweden’s Are resort, Idre has stepped in to become the new Scandinavian stop on the tour. And with Swedish skier Anna Holmlund dominating the 2015/16 ladies’ ski cross World Cup (and the FIS Freestyle overall rankings), and Victor Oehling Norberg still a consistent podium threat despite suffering some injury setbacks this season, the local crowd should have lots to cheer for during both of this weekend’s back-to-back races.
After three years of absence ski cross is final back in the program during X-Games. Our three ski cross stars Anna Holmlund, Sandra Näslund and Victor Öhling Norberg are participating in Aspen.
X-Games is the “Olympics of the extreme sports” and it’s a real honour to be invited to participate. Only the very best in each sport gets invited.
Don’t miss out on the thrilling competitions! X-Games will be live broadcasted on svt.se.
The ski cross competitions are broadcasted Saturday January 30th at 22.00-00.00.
It was a thrilling competition from start to finish as the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup took to the slopes of Nakiska, Canada, on Saturday, with Canadian star Marielle Thompson taking her third-straight win at the Rocky Mountain resort in the ladies' race, and Jean Frederic Chapuis (FRA) claiming his fourth win of the season in spectacular style with a last-ditch reach across the finish line in the men's event.
The first of back-to-back races at the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup in Watles (ITA) finished with World Cup leaders Anna Holmlund (SWE) and Jean Frederic Chapuis (FRA) proving once again why they are at top of the ski cross standings.
Sunday was another exciting race day in Watles with Marielle Thompson coming back on top of the podium and Jonas Lenherr (SUI) scoring his first ever World Cup win. The second race of the weekend provided spectacular emotions with plenty of incredible passes and tough fights until the finish line.
The first of this weekend's back-to-back races at the annual Val Thorens stop on the Audi FIS ski cross World Cup tour took place on Friday on the gruelling Jean Frederic Chapuis course, with the thrilling racing we've come to expect from the iconic French venue resulting in Anna Holmlund (SWE) taking victory on the ladies' side and Chris Del Bosco (CAN) making it two-for-two on the season with a win for the men.
The interest in Ski Cross is growing and Idre Fjäll will continue the success from last season and build two ski cross courses that will be open from Christmas for the duration of the winter season. An easy (blue) course will be built on 'Ravinen'. This will be suitable for all ages and levels. A more demanding course will be built on 'Talbacken' and is designed to be used by expert skiers and for training for ski cross athletes. Our popular "Friday Competition”, will be reborn as a Ski Cross competition this winter. This competition is open for all ages and levels and takes place every Friday whatever the weather. As the winner is the person with the most similar times in the first and second run, everybody can take part.
Idre Fjäll has begun a partnership with the Swedish National Ski Cross Team and has become the national arena for the sport. This winter the Swedish Ski Cross World Cup will move to Idre Fjäll and will take place on February 12th-14th. The world's top ski cross racers will be racing and the event will be broadcast by Swedish National TV.
February 12th-14th, 2016 the World Cup circus will captivate Idre Fjäll. The world's top ski cross athletes will be racing in the hope of winning the much sought after crystal globe.
Idre Fjäll has a long tradition in organizing high level competitions. The Speedski World Cup has been held at Idre Fjäll for several years and now Idre Fjäll is preparing for another World Cup competition.
"By hosting the World Cup we will play an integral part in the development of the sport in the future. Ski Cross is a great expression of the joy of snow and skiing and Idre Fjäll, together with the Swedish National Ski Association, would like to create an arena for the sport both before and after the event," says John Lundmark, CEO of Idre Fjäll.