Freestyle Skiing

Ski Cross, Moguls, Half Pipe, Aerials and Slope Style: Freestyle Skiing is a very young and spectacular sport that includes all those events. It has recently gained more attention from the public and it has experienced phenomenal growth also in the international student sports community.

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2017

29 January - 8 February 2017

EVENTS Freestyle Skiing

 

2017

Almaty (KAZ), 29 Jan. - 8 Feb.

2015

 Granada (ESP), 4-14 February

2013

 Trentino (ITA) 11-21 December

2011

Erzurum (TUR)

Freestyle Skiing

FISU Technical Delegate

Magnus FERRY (SWE) 

International Federation

International Ski Federation

 

Freestyle Skiing Competitions

Until today the freestyle skiing competitions have been organised for men and women as follows: Ski Cross, Aerials Individual, Aerials Team Events and Moguls – Individual event. In 2003 Ski Cross was organised by FISU for the first time and it was included into the FISU Regulations. The running of competitions is always supervised by the FISU Technical Chair for freestyle skiing and the FIS Technical Delegate, who chair all technical meetings concerned. All slopes (venues) must follow the requirements of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and be approved by FIS to host international events.

  

History of Freestyle Skiing in FISU

Freestyle skiing is a very young discipline where skiers compete against each other in groups of four to six on a freestyle cross course that is specially built. Freestyle skiing has recently gained more attention from the public and it has experienced phenomenal growth also in the international student sports community. Freestyle skiing continues to evolve. This exciting snow discipline was partly (Ski Cross) organised for the first time in the history of the Winter Universiade during the 22nd  edition in Innsbruck, Austria, where it was a great success in both men’s and women’s categories. Many former and still active good alpine skiers participated in this freestyle skiing event. At the 25th WU in Erzurum, Moguls were added on the programme of the freestyle skiing competitions in addition to Ski Cross. This competition had an enormous success also in terms of worldwide broadcasting. Men’s results: 1st: Aleksandr Kerner (RUS) /2nd: Evgeny Mikhailov (RUS) / 3rd: Denis Moisseyev (KAZ) / Women’s results: 1st: Darya Rybalova (KAZ) / 2nd: Irina Pisarevskaya (RUS) / 3rd: Alena Zueva (RUS). Freestyle skiing has been in the Winter Universiade programme since 2005 and has been organised six times.

 

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