The Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships 2011 will take place in Riksgränsen, Sweden, May 17-19th. This year the SBMC is celebrating it´s 20th anniversary and is by that the oldest competition of its kind! Over the years the competition has grown bigger each year and today it attracts riders and media from all over the world.
Top riders like Henrik Windstedt, Reine Barkered and Sverre Liliequist have already signed up for the event. They will for sure give last years winner of the male skiers, Wille Lindberg, a hard time to defend his title. A total of around 150 skies and snowboarders from around ten different countries are expected to come to Riksgränsen.
The SBMC is the obvious grand finale of the European freeride season, accentuated by midnight sun and partying in the nice and relaxed little ski resort above the Arctic Circle.
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 17th of May will be the day of qualification with one run for all registered riders. Wednesday and Thursday the 18-19th 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 890 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 1st.
Accommodation and ski pass offer
All competitors are offered a discount at the Riksgränsen Hotel. Make your hotel reservation at Riksgränsen Hotel. There will be a 20% ski pass discount for competitors two days before the competition.
Check out www.bigmountain.se for previous year’s images, videos and updated SBMC info.