Igluski.com Latest Ski News List of ski news articles updates on Snowboard World Cup thoughtout the day en-gb http://www.igluski.com 2014-12-23 Saas-Fee hosts Snowboard World Cup start ski holiday in Kitzbuhel will be delighted to hear that there is now another reason to visit the Austrian resort.

A hotel made entirely of ice has been built at the resort, with an igloo lounge, a church and a children's fun park all thrown in as well.

The hotel can sleep up to 24 people and comes complete with an ice restaurant and plenty of ice sculptures, making ski holidays in Kitzbuhel an even more magical experience than previously.

Ice sculptors have been working overtime to get the hotel looking the part, with furniture meticulously carved and each room coming complete with its own works of art.

The lounge has been fitted with a special lighting system that creates a wonderful mood for people who want to relax while enjoying a ski holiday in Kitzbuhel.

The ice hotel is due to open in December 2006 and does not plan to close its doors again until the end of March 2007.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/saas-fee-hosts-snowboard-world-cup-start_a17973628 2006-11-20
Jacobellis jubilant in snowboard championship
Having reigned supreme in 2005, she proved too strong for runner-up Sandra Frei, from Switzerland, and the 16-year-old Norwegian, Helene Olafsen.

Meanwhile, in the men's section, Frenchman Xavier Delerue repeated his success of 2003 by dethroning reigning champion Seth Wescott from the USA.

People on their ski holiday in Arosa were among the 4,000 spectators who turned out for another event, the popular Parallel Giant Slalom.

Ekatarina Tudigescheva won the ladies' competition, with local favourite Fraenzi Kohli coming third, while for the men, Rok Flander took the title, with another Swiss, Heinz Inniger, also ending in the bronze position.

The ability and agility of competitors in the FIS Snowboard World Championships never ceases to impress and has offered those on ski holiday in Arosa the perfect opportunity to pick up some pointers to practise on the piste.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/jacobellis-jubilant-in-snowboard-championship_a18037770 2007-01-19
Double Swiss snowboarding victory
The 28-year-old, competing in the third Parallel Giant Slalom of the snowboard FIS World Cup, claimed first place by just 0.07 seconds from French rival Nicholas Huet.

Those enjoying their ski holiday in Bardonecchia saw Swiss snowboarders dominate the event, with Heinz Inniger and Simon Schoch, the current World Cup leader, coming third and fourth respectively.

A triumphant Haldi said: "After 14 years of competing in snowboard races I finally have my first World Cup triumph under my belt.

"During the whole season, I was feeling well and I knew that I would make it sometime."

And there was more reason for Switzerland fans to celebrate while on their ski holiday in Bardonecchia, when Fraenzi Kohli won the women's event, the second World Cup win of her career.

Kohli, who edged out the existing world champion Heidi Neururer from Austria, said her latest triumph felt "more intense" than her previous win in Soelden.


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http://www.igluski.com/news/double-swiss-snowboarding-victory_a18052405 2007-02-05
British snowboarder takes silver
The 22-year-old competitor took home the silver medal in her snowboard cross race at the FIS World Cup this weekend.

The competition took place in Japan and has elevated her to fourth place overall in the current World Cup rankings, the Ski Club of Great Britain reports.

According to the BBC Gillings was "delighted" with the results despite being beaten to the gold medal by Canadian participant Maelle Ricker.

However, she revealed her ambitions for future glory, commenting: "It's amazing to be back on the podium, and I'd really like gold next time."

Gillings, from the Isle of Man, has been snowboarding since the age of ten according to an interview with Snowsport GB.

US skier Bode Miller recently impressed crowds on European ski holidays with his performance in the alpine skiing World Cup.
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http://www.igluski.com/news/british-snowboarder-takes-silver_a18482325 2008-02-25
Brits finish in top 20 at Snowboard World Cup
The highest finisher was Scotland's Ben Kilner who came in ninth in the men's halfpipe, his highest-ever World Cup finish.

Meanwhile, Dom Harrington, 24, finished 20th in the event.

Kate Foster, 23, came 15th in the women's event, followed by Lesley McKenn, who finished 16th.

Leo Addington, the British team's halfpipe coach, said the World Cup had concluded with a great finish for the UK participants.

"The team will now head to Laax in Switzerland for the British National Championships [and then] some well deserved downtime," he commented.

German snowboarder Amelie Kober was crowned the overall winner of the women's competition, claiming her home country's first Parallel World Cup title.

Jasey-Jay Anderson of Canada took victory in the men's event.

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http://www.igluski.com/news/brits-finish-in-top-20-at-snowboard-world-cup_a19094964 2009-03-27
2012 TTR World Snowboarding Championships The Ticket To Ride (TTR), in association with the World Snowboard Federation (WSF,) has announced the creation of the World Snowboard Championships. The new world class event will be run every four years with the first event expected during the 2011/12 winter season.

The event will focus on the main competition disciplines of half pipe and slopestyle and aims to provide an environment where the best freestyle riders in he world can strut their stuff. The concept was developed at the 2009 TTR General Assembly and at the 2010 meeting, members voted for Oslo to host in inaugural event in 2012. The project is a joint effort from the TTR and WSF and should attract the biggest names in the sport.

“The creation of the Snowboarding World Championships is a great step forward for the TTR and the world of snowboarding as a whole,” says Reto Lamm, President of the TTR World Tour.  “We look forward to putting on a world-class event to push the progression of the sport and provide a global platform to showcase the best riders in the world.”

The highly influential snowboarder Terje Haakonsen has often voiced his disdain on how the snowboard events in the Olympics are run by a ski federation, the FIS, so it will be interesting to see if he champions this new event. The team behind the proposal include the Arctic Challenge, an event synonymous with Terje, and if he gets behind World Snowboard Championships you can imagine many other big name characters will follow suit.

The accepted proposal for the initial venue was put together by the Norwegian Snowboard Federation and the Arctic Challenge organisers. Oslo will be the host city with the resort of Tryvann offering the arena for the competition. The main stumbling block is for the planned expansion to Tryvann to be accepted by the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment. The funding will include a backing of $4.3 million for the event itself and an additional $1.3 million for the preparations from the municipality of Oslo.

The plans are for the competition to be rolled out every four years, similar to the World Cup and Olympics with different cities throughout the world playing host each time. The details surrounding the event, such as qualifications, prize money and event schedules will be determined over the next six months and will be released as they are finalized.

Written by Stephen Adam

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http://www.igluski.com/news/2012-ttr-world-snowboarding-championships_a19735443 2010-05-25