Alpine snowboarders kick off season in the Netherlands

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 7, 2009 2:38 pm

FIS News – After the first contests of the 2010 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup were carried out in half-pipe and snowboard cross in the Southern hemisphere, it’s now time for the alpine snowboarders to open their season at the SnowWorld Landgraaf (NED) on Friday 9th October. The 7th edition of this now traditional event presents the sole indoor parallel slalom of the season and is also the only FIS World Cup stop in the Netherlands.

The snowboard carving specialists benefit from secure snow conditions on the 250 meter-long indoor slope for their first race of the winter. After the summer break, a strong starting field will ready to test their fitness. This includes last year’s overall World Cup winners Doris Guenther and Siegfried Grabner (both AUT), along with runner-ups Amelie Kober (GER) and Benjamin Karl (AUT) and most other stars of the scene. Media interest at the start of the Olympic season is high: Besides Eurosport 2 and RAI Italia, Orange (FRA) will broadcast the knock-out finals live from 5 PM on. In addition, the Dutch TV station RTL will air the finals in re-live format.