Today 150 riders entered the qualifications in the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships on Nordalsfjäll at the Swedish freeride mecca of Riksgränsen, Sweden.
Freeride World Tour skier Carl Regnér, who did his come back in Riksgränsen after a season destroyed by a hand injury, is in the lead among the men skiers, just ahead of his older brother Olle Regnér. The Regnér brothers took a similar line, and executed dynamic high speed runs combined with big airs and controlled landings. Edvin Olsson, is in third place.
Caroline Strömberg made a very impressive run in the difficult conditions that awarded her the first place among the women skiers, just ahead of Hedvig Wessel from Norway with Sara Sandberg in third place.
Claire McGregor, New Zealand, stood out in the girls snowboard. So did Erik Nylander and Stefan Östling who are ahead of Christoffer Granbom in the mens snowboard.
Erik Nordin, is in the lead in the telemark discipline ahead of Taylor Johnson, USA, and Arvid Bergman.
The SBMC finals will go off tomorrow may 10 at the north face of Nordalsfjäll. The finals will be broadcasted live on the web by national Swedish television, https://www.svt.se/nyheter/lokalt/norrbotten/direkt-fran-finalen-riksgransen
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Here are the resultlists from the SBMC 2018 qualifications. Grey marked riders are qualified for the finals.