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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2017

29 January - 8 February 2017

EVENTS winter universiade

All Events Winter Universiade

2021

 Lucerne (SUI)

2019

 Krasnoyarsk (RUS), 02/03 - 12/03

2017

Almaty (KAZ), 29/01 - 08/02

2015

 Granada (ESP), 04/02 - 14/02

2015

 Strbske Pleso/Osrblie, 24/01 - 01/02

2013

 Trentino (ITA)

Snowboarding

FISU Technical Delegate

Ola SUNDEKVIST (SWE)

 

 International Federation

International Ski Federation

FISU Regulations

The events are organised in accordance with the most recent technical regulations of the International Ski Federation (FIS) and must go through the FIS homologation process. The FISU regulations are always set up on the recommendation of the FISU Technical Chair and the FIS Technical Delegate in close cooperation with the Committee for Sports Regulations (CRS), and they are approved by the FISU Executive Committee. The programme and duration of the competitions are fixed by the Executive Committee in agreement with the Organising Committee and the CTI. Duration of the competition – 8 days maximum.

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements

Sports
No. of Events

Events

No. of Venues
(Competition and Training)

No. of Events

Note

10 Events

Men:
Half Pipe
Parallel Giant Slalom
Snowboard Cross
Big Air and/or Slope Style

- One (1) snowboarding
venue complying
with all recent FIS international standards (see the
minimum requirements
specific to snowboarding)

 

- Waxing cabins equipped with
hoofs and tables

Four (4) or
five (5) events

The Snowboard Cross venue can also be used for the Ski Cross competition if the OC decides to organise it

Women:
Half Pipe
Parallel Giant Slalom
Snowboard Cross
Big Air and/or Slope style

Four (4) or
five (5) events

 

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.

 

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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