Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships 2008

Welcome to the 17th edition of the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships, May 12-14, in Riksgränsen, Sweden. The SBMC is not only a race for glory and prize money, but it is also the grand finale of the European freeride season, accentuated by midnight sun skiing and partying in a relaxed atmosphere above the arctic circle.

The SBMC attracts some of the world’s best big mountain riders. Henrik Windstedt, Sverre Liliequist, Kaj Zackrisson and other internationally renowned big mountain athletes have already signed up to compete at the 2008 SBMC.

The Location

As in previous years, the competition will take place on the north face of Nordalsfjäll, a 20 minute hike from the top of the Riksgränsen ski area. The face is a relatively short run with a vertical drop of about 300 meters. It offers diverse terrain and steepness. The riders will be able to choose between quite easy lines and more challenging terrain.

Disciplines

There will be separate classes for men and women in the disciplines alpine ski, snowboard and telemark. To go ahead, each class needs a minimum of 10 registered riders by May 5.

Rules

All competitors under the age of 18 need a parent’s approval to join the competition. The SBMC follows the rules, regulations and scoring system of the IFSA. Transceiver, helmet and back protector is mandatory for all riders during course check and competition. Monday the 12:th of May will be a day of qualification with one run for all registered riders. Tuesday and Wednesday the 13-14:th will host 1-3 final runs depending on weather and snow conditions.

Signing up

The competition has a limited starting field. Make sure to register as soon as possible since recent year’s competitions have been full. Registration can be made at http://www.bigmountain.se

Entry fee is SEK 795 which includes the SBMC‘s famous banquet at Riksgränsen Hotel, as well as lift passes for the competition days.

Accommodation

All competitors are offered a discount at the Riksgränsen Hotel.

Package deal Sunday-Thursday

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Self catering apartments

3 beds: SEK 3000

4 beds: SEK 4000

6 beds: SEK 5000

(Does not include cleaning, bed linens and towels.)

Small double room with breakfast: SEK 2800/person.

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There will be a 20% lift ticket discount for competitors two days before the competition.

Make your hotel reservation with the Riksgränsen booking office: bigmountain@playground.se or call +46 980 40080 fo


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