SNOWBOARD Preview: Next-to-last Slopestyle World Cup is in Seiseralm

World Snowboard Championships gold medalist Chris Corning (USA)

The 2018-19 Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup is suddenly coming to an end, with just this week’s competition in Seiseralm (ITA) and then an 8 March date at Mammoth Mountain in California remaining.

No one has taken charge of either the men’s or women’s division; after three events:

1. 1,800 Chris Corning (USA) ~ One win, one silver
2. 1,500 Takeru Otsuka (JPN) ~ One win
3. 1,200 Niklas Mattsson (SWE) ~ One silver

1. 2,000 Miyabi Onitsuka (JPN) ~ Two wins
2. 1,700 Reira Iwabuchi (JPN) ~ One silver
3. 1,600 Silja Norendal (NOR) ~ One win, one bronze

Corning is the defending champ from 2017-18 and won in Seiseralm last season. On the women’s side, Iwabuchi-Onitsuka-Nordendal were 2-3-4 last season, but Sofya Fyodorova (RUS) won in Seiseralm and that was her key to winning the seasonal title.

The Slopestyle finals will be on Saturday (26th) and you can find the results here.

Rare Parallel Slalom scheduled for Moscow

In the “Alpine” series in Snowboarding, the Parallel Giant Slalom is the featured race. But the second of four Parallel Slaloms is on for this weekend in Moscow (RUS).

In the only Parallel Slalom race this season, Stefan Baumeister (GER) won, with Dario Caviezel (SUI) second and Benjamin Karl (AUT) third. The women’s race was a triumph for 45-year-old Claudia Riegler (AUT), followed by Poland’s Alexandra Krol and Sabine Schoeffmann (AUT).

Last season’s podium in the Parallel Slalom discipline had Roland Fischnaller (ITA) winning the men’s Crystal Globe, ahead of Dmitriy Loginov (RUS) and Sebastien Kislinger (AUT). Russian Ekaterina Tudegesheva (RUS) edged out Selina Joerg (GER) for the women’s title, with Julie Zogg (SUI) third.

There hasn’t been a Parallel Slalom in Moscow since 2016 due to bad weather. Fischnaller won that event for the men, and Swiss Patrizia Kummer took the women’s title.

There are individual events on Saturday and a team event on Sunday. Look for results here.