Covid, covid, covid. If you’re a pro snowboarder looking to qualify for the Olympics, exactly this time next year, life’s a little harder to navigate than normal.
There was a FIS World Cup event that was originally scheduled to take place in Zhangjiakuo in China from the 19th to 28th of Feb. However, China is pretty red hot at the moment so FIS found a last minute player keen to take on the challenge…Aspen. The ski resort where dreams come true and where Hunter S. Thompson ran for Sherrif to legalise recreational drug use back in the 70’s.
Now home to the elite snowboarders of our generation, the top of the field will call Aspen home for the month of March as both the World Championships and World Cup events will run. The likes of Chloe Kim, Scotty James, Zoi Sadowski-Synnott, Jamie Anderson, Mark McMorris, Judd Henkes will be in attendance. Maybe Shaun White…if ankle is restored?
Kicking off on the 10th through to the 16th of March will be snowboard slopestyle, big air and halfpipe for the Aspen 2021 FIS Snowboard World Championships.
And then across the 18th to 21st of March snowboard halfpipe and slopestyle will run for the FIS Snowboard Halfpipe & Freestyle Slopestyle World Cup.
@ FIS … If you’re looking for some new names to spice up your events, we’ve got a few suggestions.
Stay tuned for more updates. We’ll be covering both events from start to finish…the race to the Olympics is getting very, very hot.