Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships soon to go off It´s time to turn up the pace above the Arctic Circle. Monday the 12th of May will be the first day of three at the SBMC 2008 in Riksgränsen, Sweden. Many of the riders are already on location and the interest for the competition is massive with 184 riders currently on the preliminary entry list.  Snow conditions in Riksgränsen are great even though the weather has been warmer than normal the last couple of days. The weather forecast predicts fresh snow and a few degrees below zero for the competition.  During three days some of the worlds top big mountain athletes will battle for the prestigious Scandinavian Big Mountain title. Monday will be a qualification day for all competitors. The top 60 riders will compete in the final runs on Tuesday and Wednesday. There are separate classes for men and women in the disciplines alpine, telemark and snowboard. PressPress releases, results and pictures free for publishing will be available on the official homepage <>  after every day of competition. VideoFor video releases, please contact technical advisory John Lundberg, +46 (0)704 822 035 Press contactContact Lina Myhr, Playground Event AB, e-mail: <>  or telephone: +46 (0)704 645 702, for accreditation, press images and information. See preliminary entry lists and more information about the contest: <> Event scheduleMonday 12th of May10.30 Start Qualifying Run Tuesday 13th of May10.30 Final run 1 Wednesday 14th of May10.30 Final run 219.00 Award ceremony