Snowboard - Snowboardcross opener given green light

The opening Snowboardcross event of the World Cup season in Montafon has been given the green light by FIS.

Snowboard - Snowboardcross opener given green light

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The official snow control at the Austrian resort was presided over by FIS race director Uwe Beier, along with the course designer, the head of local organising committee and the chief of competition.

All came to the conclusion that the course is ready to host the first event of the new season, although the course will be built higher than the ski resort of Silvretta Montafon at Seebliga.

“The local organisers are very motivated and are doing a great job,” said Beier. “We are very confident that everything will work out fine.”

OESV representative Christian Galler added: “Due to the weather forecast with lower temperatures and estimated snowfall there shouldn't be a problem to build the course.

"We still have to produce some 40,000 to 50.000 cubic metres of snow. But we have 25 snow canons right at the slope.”

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