Snowboarding

Snowboarding is one of the youngest Universiade disciplines and was introduced during the 17th Winter Universiade (1995) in Jaca, Spain. Originally, the competition featured only Giant Slalom and Parallel Giant Slalom, but now it also includes the Half Pipe, the Slope style and the Snowboard Cross.

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29 January - 8 February 2017

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 Lucerne (SUI) 21-31 January

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 Krasnoyarsk (RUS), 2-12 March

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

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 Granada (ESP), 4-14 February

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 Strbske Pleso / Osrblie (SVK) 24 Jan. - 1 Feb.

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 Trentino (ITA) 11-21 December

Snowboarding

FISU Technical Delegate

Ola SUNDEKVIST (SWE)

 

 International Federation

International Ski Federation

 

 

Snowboarding Competitions

Snowboarding has become a very exciting discipline. Originally, the competition featured only Giant Slalom and Parallel Giant Slalom for men and women. At the 1999 WU in Poprad-Tatry, Slovakia, “Border Cross” was included into the Universiade programme. Later on, it was renamed “Snowboard Cross”. Today’s snowboarding competitions are organised as follows: men and women: Parallel Giant Slalom, Half Pipe, Snowboard Cross, Big Air and/or Slope Style. The running of competitions is always supervised by the FISU Technical Chair for snowboarding and the FIS Technical Delegate, who chair all technical meetings concerned. The women’s Big Air competition was included into the sports programme of the WU in 2009. At the 2011 WU in Erzurum, a new snowboarding event, “Slope Style”, was included into the sports programme. Unfortunately “Slope Style - SBS” suffered from extremely strong wind conditions and was sensibly cancelled for safety reasons.

  

The History of Snowboarding in FISU

Snowboarding is one of the youngest Universiade disciplines and entered the WU sports programme 17 years ago during the 17th Winter Universiade (1995) in Jaca, Spain. A demonstration sport at the time, snowboarding gave the Swiss and Americans a chance to distinguish themselves. In Jaca a total of 29 participants from 10 countries competed. Since then, snowboarding has become a compulsory discipline with an increasing number of participants. Former medallists of the Winter Universiade include Olympic Champion Daniela Meuli (2006 OWG). Other Olympians have already participated in the Winter Universiade. Snowboarding has been held eight (8) times at the Winter Universiade since it debuted in 1995. Snowboard has now been part of the Winter Universiade programme for the last 11 editions of the event.

 

Competition Facilities

In accordance with the FIS Regulations and for approval by the FISU Technical Committee, the Organising Committee shall provide for exclusive use: 

  • one Parallel-Giant Slalom slope for men and women complying with the FIS requirements (min 20 ft)
  • one Half Pipe course for men and women complying with the FIS requirements (min 20 ft)
  • one Snowboard Cross course homologated by FIS for men and women 
  • one Big Air and/or one SBS (Slope Style) slope for men and women complying with the FIS requirements

 

Training Facilities

In accordance with the FIS Regulations and for approval by the FISU Technical Committee, the Organising Committee shall provide for exclusive use:

  • Sufficient training opportunities
  • A warm-up area
  • Giant Slalom flags and a few drill-machines
  • Free use of ski lifts

 

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