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 2021 edition, and the 30 year anniversary of the worlds original freeride competition!
We saw some amazing, yet controlled performances at the qualifications in Nordalsadeln on Monday. The Freeride world tour skiers demonstrated their master skills with high speed and perfect technique. The next generation of freeriders, represented by Max Palm, Nisse Wersén and others, delivered fantastic runs with unpredictable rotations and full control.
Caroline Strömberg, who’s been close to victory at the SBMC many times, is in the lead, but with close margin to Ronja Stenhös and Sofie Gidlund.
Snowboarder August Coster is in the lead after his first ever start in the SBMC, ahead of Adam Falk. Louise Albinsson stood out among among the women snowboarers.