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 2022 edition, and the worlds original freeride competition!
The champions were crowned today after three days of riding. The final battle for the titles took place at the very respected and steep face of Nordalsbranten in Riksgränsen.
Johanna Lindqvist is the well-deserved 2022 snowboard champion. Her impressive riding and airs awarded her the highest scores all three days. Frida Berglund took the second place overall after riding convincingly, just ahead of Caroline Kihlström.
SnowboarderRichard Croy was untouchable when it came to riding the exposed terrain in the finals. Richard took the title ahead of Hans Jonni Lundgren who’s been riding strong with innovative line choices all three days. Adam Falk didn´t manage to defend his 2021 title, but ended up in third place.
The young skier from France, Astrid Cheylus, showed what the future of freeride looks like by putting down three solid runs, all including speed and high airs, that awarded her the 2022 title. Sofie Gidlund came second in the overall with three high quality runs including big airs and good speed. Manon Loschi, France, took third place overall after stomping a double rock in the steep terrain at Nordalsbranten.
Kristofer Turdell is the 2022 Scandinavian Champion. He was in the lead after two runs, and managed to pull off the fastest run of the day in Nordalsbranten. Nils Wersén ticked all the right boxes for a jackpot score in his last run, giving him the highest score of the day, and the second place overall. Pluto Maudsley took his career second podium and repeated his third place from 2021.
The amazing riders of the SBMC 2022 managed to deliver above and beyond expectations
at the first final run (1 of 2) on may 5. Snow conditions were full on winter, unfortunately with some visibility difficulties.
Snowboarder Johanna Lindqvist repeated her performance from the qualification, and is now in a clear lead. In the women’s ski, Hanna Westman had the highest score of the day after delivering a perfectly executed line including big airs and fluidity. Astrid Cheylus, France, executed another solid run, putting her in second place, but in the total lead.
In the men’s snowboard, Adam Falk is still in the total lead after a great run, just ahead of Richard Croy who delivered a mind blowing run with the highest score among the snowboarders.
Kristofer Turdell chose a very technical top section in Ravinen, and charging it in the poor visibility like there was no tomorrow, super fluid and with excellent control. He received the highest score of the day, defending his lead from the qualification. Nisse Wersén took second place with a similar line choice, finishing his fast run with a huge 360 over the cluster rock in the bottom.
The first day of three is accomplished at the Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in Riksgränsen. Snowboarder Johanna Lindqvist is in the lead after a convincing run in the qualification. In the men’s snowboard category, last years champion Adam Falk defended his position.
In the womens ski, Astrid Cheylus, France, took a very technical and steep line choice, that awarded her the highest score of the day. Kristofer Turdell, four time champion in Riksgränsen, took a solid lead in the men ski category. Check out the results:
Make sure to sign up for the competition as soon as possible since the starting field is limited! The SBMC 2022 will hopefully not be affected by covid restrictions, thus the starting fee 2022 includes the famous banquet! Send your registration to:firstname.lastname@example.org
The SBMC is not only a championship for fame and glory in the freeride community. It is also the grande finale of the European freeride season with a few days of unforgettable atmosphere, camaraderie and partying in the arctic light. The SBMC is an open freeride competition where amateurs and skilled beginners have the chance to compete against some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. Freeride world tour competitors like Hedvig Wessel, Reine Barkered, Kristofer Turdell, Carl Regner and Max Palm have already signed up for the SBMC 2022. The SBMC 2022 is a *** Freeride World Qualifier Event.