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FIS Snowboard, Freeski World Cup Big Air Hits Modena

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
November, 2 2018
SkiPass Big Air in Modena, Italy
The SkiPass Big Air in Modena, Italy, is the second stop in the FIS World Cup tour this weekend. (SkiPass - Facebook)

U.S. Freeski and Snowboard Team athletes will compete in their second FIS World Cup big air this week in Modena, Italy, on Nov 3-4. Among the athletes competing is the 2018 New Zealand Winter Games FIS World Cup snowboard big air winner, Chris Corning (Silverthorne, Colo.), as well as the 2018 Freeski Big Air Junior World Champion Mac Forehand (Winhall, Vt.).

In addition, the U.S. athletic field will include U.S. Snowboard Pro Team members Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, Alaska), Lyon Farell (Haiku, Hawaii) and Grant Giller (Salt Lake City, Utah). The U.S. Freeski Team of heavy hitters includes Caroline Claire (Manchester Center, Vt.), Colby Stevenson (Park City, Utah), Alex Hall (Park City, Utah), and Americans Quinn Wolferman (Missoula, Mont.) and Ryan Stevenson (Washington, N.J.).

U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletes have a chance to make history as this is the first ever FIS World Cup in Modena on the largest jump of its kind ever built in Italy, according to FIS. This Modena event replaced the originally scheduled Milan competitions. Also, the atmosphere should be something special with the Italian Metropolis Skipass Winter Sport and Tourism Festival happening simultaneously. Snowboard competition will take place on Nov 3, while freeski competition will take place on Nov 4.

*All times EST

1:30 p.m. - World Cup big air, Modena, ITA - The Olympic Channel

11:00 A.M. - World Cup big air, Modena, ITA - The Olympic Channel