Snowboard Cross World Cup comes to Cervinia

Posted by Emma Cashmore on November 22, 2017 in Activity and Adventure, Breuil-Cervinia, Festivals and Events, Latest News, Matterhorn, Snowboard, No comments yet

Breuil-Cervinia, the famous skiing spot in the Aosta Valley on the Italian side of the Matterhorn, will be the setting of the World Cup for the first time, hosting an enthusiastic Snowboard Cross – SBX competition on 21st and 22nd December 2017.

For those of you not familiar with this speciality, it is a spectacular race that sees a group of athletes set off together and face a slope that includes parabolic curves, jumps, steps and apparently flat sections with a high risk of riders colliding.

The best riders in the world will challenge one another in both the men’s and women’s competitions: this is a pre-Olympic event that will provide a taste of the great manoeuvres to be seen at the Olympics.

With the preliminaries on Thursday 21 and the finals on Friday 22 December, the week running up to Christmas is set to be thrilling, not least because you’ll be able to see the athletes on the slopes in Cervinia from the Tuesday.

The action will take place on piste no 27 at Plan Maison, and more details will be available on