Arranged annually since 1992, the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships is the world´s original big mountain competition. Hosting ski area for the event is the small resort of Riksgränsen, located above the Arctic Circle on the border between Sweden and Norway. Welcome to the 2017 edition, and the the worlds original freeride competition!
Check out the video, get inspired and sign up to compete! Or plan your trip to watch the SBMC live in Riksgränsen!
Freeride world tour competitors like Reine Barkered, Kristofer Turdell, Jackie Paaso and Evelina Nilsson have already signed up for the SBMC 2017. And the same goes for the freeride brothers Carl and Olle Regnér together with last years winner Filippa Ring. There are only a few vacant spots left in the men’s alpine class.
Please note that all riders need to reserve accomodation before april 8. Accomodation is not guaranteed after april 8. The hotel will be fully booked.
Kristofer Turdell, the current Freeride World Tour leader, after winning the 2016 SBMC. Photo: Nicklas Blom
The Peak Performance “Rookie of the year” titles goes out to the most outstanding achievement among the young and unestablished riders, women and men, in the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships.
Sofie Gidlund, 20 years, did her first start at the SBMC last year but didn’t make it to the finals. This year she showed no hesitation when she mastered the challenging terrain at Nordalsfjäll with impressive technique and good control. Sofie is the next generation of big mountain freeriders!
Måns Bertz, 19 years, drove all the way to Rikgränsen by himself, slept in the car, missed the riders meeting, made a miserable inspection and hit a hidden rock in his first ever run in a freeride competition. But what a change of game. He made it to the finals where he skied uniqe lines mixing playfulness and solid big mountain style of riding.
Photo: Nicklas Blom.
Check out the final results of the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships 2016:
Join the live webcast of the final day at SBMC 2016 at SVT, Swedish National Television, from 10.30 on may 12.