11th Ski Cross World Cup in Val Thorens
The Ski Cross World Cup arrives in Val Thorens on 7 and 8 December
For the eleventh year running, the Val Thorens Sports Club is organising the Ski Cross World Cup! For this year's event, a number of improvements have been made to make it even more impressive than before.
What is ski cross?
Skicross was born at the end of the 1990s in the United States, where the first Winter X Games were held.
The principle of skicross is quite simple: a race along a course made up of various natural or artificial elements such as bumps, banked curves or springboards.
Four by four, the skiers race down the slope as fast as they can. Only the top two in each run qualify for the next stage, right through to the grand final!
Skicross has been an Olympic event since the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.
The 2-day programme
- 7 December from 1.30 pm to 3 pm: finals
- 8 December from 12.40pm to 2.10pm: finals
- 7 and 8 December from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm: entertainment, ski tests, partner area, refreshment bar and music in the official village at the Jean Frédéric Chapuis ski cross stadium.
Watch the Ski Cross World Cup on TV
Every year, the L'Equipe channel broadcasts the Ski Cross World Cup finals in Val Thorens. The event is also broadcast worldwide on Eurosport.