100 Days Until FIS Freeski & Snowboard Season Opener in Chur, Switzerland

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Chur Big Air will kick off the 23/24 FIS Freeski & Snowboard Season. | Picture: Chur Big Air Website

It is only 100 days until the 23/24 FIS Freestyle Season kicks off with the Big Air Event in Chur, Switzerland. The Chur Big Air events will be held on Friday, October 20, and Saturday 21, 2023.

The FIS Freestyle category consists of six very unique disciplines:

  • Ski/Boarder-Cross
  • Moguls (Duals and Singles)
  • Big Air (Ski & Snowboard)
  • Slopestyle (Ski & Snowboard) 
  • Half-pipe (Ski & Snowboard)
  • Aerials

Big Air, Half-Pipe, and Slopestyle disciplines are also referred to as Freeski disciplines and are typically held concurrently with Snowboard events, as skiers and boarders can use the same infrastructure. The Chur Big Air Festival will be host to both ski and snowboard events, with the FIS Freesski World Cup held on Friday, October 20, and the FIS Snowboard World Cup held on Saturday, October 21. 

Chur Big Air Festival
Chur Big Air Festival, picture: bigairfestival.com

Chur is a staple on the Freeride calendar, and each year attracts not only a big crowd of top international athletes but also thousands of spectators. Chur puts on a massive festival during the Big Air competition with a big lineup of musicians. This coming season’s lineup includes German Techno Legend Scooter and American Rapper G-Eazy.

Last year America’s Freeski legend Troy Podmilsak came third at Chur, and Canadian Jasmine Baird came third in Snowboard Big Air.

Troy Podmilsak
Troy Podmilsak (right) in third, with Birk Ruud (middle) in first and Noah Porter MacLennan in second, picture: Troy Podmilsak Instagram Page

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