The Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships will take off for it’s 19th edition on May 18-20, in Riksgränsen, Sweden. The SBMC is not only a race for glory and prize money, it’s also the obvious grand finale of the European freeride season for many riders. The SBMC is accentuated by midnight sun and partying in the nice and relaxed little ski resort above the Arctic Circle.
The competition attracts some of the world’s best freeriders. The world champion Henrik Windstedt, with six SBMC victories, and the reigning SBMC-champ from last year, Christian Björk, have already signed up to compete at the 2010 SBMC.
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.
There will be separate classes for men and women in the disciplines alpine ski, snowboard and telemark.
The SBMC follows the international established rules, regulations and scoring system for freeride competitions. Transceiver, helmet and back protector is mandatory for all riders during course check and competition.
Tuesday the 18th of May will be a day of qualification with one run for all registered riders. Wednesday and Thursday the 19-20th will host 1-3 final runs depending on weather and snow conditions.
The competition has a limited starting field. Make sure to register as soon as possible since recent year’s competitions have been full. Registrations can be made at www.bigmountain.se
Entry fee is SEK 860 which includes the SBMC´s famous banquet at the Riksgränsen Hotel, as well as ski pass for the competition days. The entry fee should be paid no later than April 27.
Accommodation and ski pass offer
All competitors are offered a discount at the Riksgränsen Hotel, May 16-21th. Make your hotel reservation at Riksgränsen Hotel. There will be a 20% ski pass discount for competitors two days before the competition.
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