We are currently on standby. The start is postponed until 11.30 due to bad visibility. The notorious Riksgränsen flat light will clear from mid day!
Check out the starting list for the qualifications on monday May 8:
With only one day to go, the excitement rises as almost 200 big mountain skiers and snowboarders are gathering in Riksgränsen, Sweden, to battle for the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championship titles.
The SBMC kicks off on Sunday May 7 with registrations and riders meeting. The event is comprised of one day of qualification and two days of finals on may 9-10. Fans and media are welcome to follow the action on site at Nordalsfjäll. Public events are presented every night at the Riksgränsen Hotel, with award ceremony and the legendary SBMC-party following the last day of competition, on May 10.
Caroline Strömberg, second place in 2016. Photo Nicklas Blom
The defending SBMC champion in womens alpine, Filippa Ring, will be challenged by a number of interesting names, such as Olympic freestyle skier Hedvig Wessel from Norway, and Caroline Strömberg, who finished second in 2016 with a small margin to Filippa Ring.
In the men´s alpine, Kristofer Turdell is the defending champion and also favourite for yet another victory after a season with a number of podium finishes in the Freeride World Tour. Carl Regnér, who had a fantastic season with top results on the Freeride world Qualifiers, is one of the challengers.
Make sure to be on site, or you can follow the action in media on may 8-10. The finals on May 10 will be broadcasted live on the web by national swedish television, www.svtplay.se For latest news, daily video edits, competition updates and results, check out https://www.facebook.com/sbmcriksgransen
Close to 200 big mountain skiers and snowboarders are gathering in Riksgränsen, Sweden, to battle for the prestigious Scandinavian Big Mountain Championship titles on may 8-10. Check out the preliminary starting field.
Check out Swedish freerider Johan Jonsson sharing his thoughts about the upcoming Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in Riksgränsen, may 8-10. Only one week to go now!
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.