Seiser Alm Hosts Fourth World Cup
Seventeen Americans will be dropping in at the fourth annual Seiser Alm Legends FIS Freeski and Snowboard World Cup in Italy. Freeskiers are set to kick off the program Jan 17-18 and snowboarders will close it out Jan 22-23. U.S Freeski Pro Team member Willie Borm can’t wait for the action to get started.
“I’m super pumped to be going to Italy for the Seiser Alm World Cup,” said Willie. “I’ve actually never even been to Italy before, so I’ve been looking forward to this competition for a long time. It’s also my first slopestyle competition back since my knee injury back in February. The course in Seiser Alm looks super low impact, which is going to be perfect for my knee. I’m extremely pumped for a great week ahead of us.”
Joining Willie from the U.S. Freeski Team are pro team members Alex Hall and Colby Stevenson, who are coming hot off a one-two finish at U.S. Freeski Team alumnus Tom Wallisch’s “Steel City Showdown” in Seven Springs, Penn. last weekend. Also competing are U.S. Freeski Team members Nick Goepper, Caroline Claire, Deven Fagan, Marin Hamill, Rell Harwood, as well as Americans Tim Ryan and Ryan Stevenson.
For the snowboarders, U.S. Snowboard Team member Ryan Stassel and Sean FitzSimons will lead the way. Americans Isabella Gomez, Storm Rowe, and Dave Retzlaff will also compete.
Last year both Ryan and Sean put on a great display of riding, finishing fourth and seventh respectively. Back in familiar territory, they’ll be looking to improve on their performances this year to step on their first podiums of the season.
Friday, Jan. 17 - Men’s and women’s freeski qualifications
Saturday, Jan. 18 - Men’s and women’s freeski finals
Wednesday, Jan. 22 - Men’s and women’s snowboard qualifications
Thursday, Jan. 23 - Men’s and women’s snowboard finals
HOW TO WATCH
Subject to change
All times EST
*Same-day delayed broadcast
Saturday, Jan. 18
5:20 a.m. - FIS Freeski Slopestyle World Cup - Seiser Alm, Italy - Olympic Channel and NBC Sports Gold
9:30 a.m. - FIS Freeski Slopestyle World Cup - Seiser Alm, Italy - Olympic Channel-TV*
All streams will be available via desktop (NBCSports.com/Gold and OlympicChannel.com) as well as mobile, tablet and connected television platforms. The NBC Sports and Olympic Channel app are available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.