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2023-24 Alpine snowboarding World Cup schedule drops parallel, provides new occasion

ByEditor

May 26, 2023

The 2023-24 Alpine snowboarding World Cup could have no parallel races and can debut a brand new workforce Alpine mixed occasion.

Organizers additionally confirmed different beforehand proposed modifications for subsequent season, together with having no girls’s races in Lake Louise, Canada, and spreading the season-ending World Cup Finals out over two weekends.

The season begins as common with girls’s and males’s big slaloms in Soelden, Austria, in late October.

For the primary time since at the very least 2009-10, there aren’t any parallel races on the schedule. Final season, the one males’s and ladies’s parallel cease was canceled as a consequence of climate. Particular person and workforce parallel occasions had been held on the biennial world championships final February with some stars skipping them.

The IOC mentioned final spring that the workforce parallel occasion that was on the Olympic program in 2018 and 2022 has been dropped for 2026.

On the annual males’s January World Cup cease in Kitzbuehel, Austria, an Alpine mixed workforce occasion has been added.

A workforce mixed occasion, the place a nation makes use of a unique skier for the velocity run and slalom run, had been proposed to debut.

The person mixed, which has been a person occasion on the Olympic program since 1988, will go a fourth consecutive season with out being scheduled on the World Cup. The IOC mentioned final June that the mixed was being provisionally included on the 2026 Olympic program, topic to additional overview. The person mixed has remained on the world championships program.

Lake Louise has historically hosted males’s and ladies’s velocity races in late November and early December. However this 12 months, the ladies’s races are changed for a unique cease in Canada — two big slaloms in Mont Tremblant in Quebec. It will likely be the primary time since 1993-94 that the ladies’s World Cup is not going to have races in Lake Louise, save the pandemic-affected 2020-21 season.

In 2018, Lake Louise introduced that its downhill run could be renamed “Lake Lindsey Approach” after Lindsey Vonn, who earned 18 of her 82 World Cup wins at Lake Louise in 44 profession begins there.

Vonn was so profitable there that, in the midst of her profession, the venue began unofficially being referred to as Lake Lindsey.

Mikaela Shiffrin earned her first World Cup downhill and super-G victories at Lake Louise.

The season-ending World Cup Finals in March in Saalbach, Austria, will swap from a one-week occasion to unfold out over two weekends. A proposal revealed earlier in Might outlined technical races of slalom and big slalom on the primary weekend and velocity races of downhill and super-G on the second weekend.

With no world championships in even years, the World Cup Finals would be the most prestigious competitors of subsequent season.

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