Mark your calendars freeski fans: Big Air Chur is back for 2023.
The combination Big Air contest and music festival will return to Chur, the capital of the canton of Grisons in eastern Switzerland, on 20-21 October, 2023.
The gang's back in Chur in 2023. Photo: Lämmerhirt
Big Air Chur
When: 20-21 October, 2023
Where: Chur, Switzerland
What: Music festival and start of the 2023 FIS World Cup contest season
Info & tickets: bigairfestival.com
Lukas Müllauer throwing down at Big Air Chur in 2022. Photo: Lämmerhirt
Now in its third year, the event marks the official start of the World Cup contest season. It’s also the only remaining city Big Air contest in Europe.
Big Air Chur is a great place to get a first glimpse of what the upcoming season has in store in terms of new tricks and emerging talents. Last year’s contest saw a flurry of 1800 rotations in every imaginable form and a new breed of bringback tricks among the men’s field (winner Birk Ruud brought both to the table). Meanwhile, the women (like winner Tess Ledeux) showed off clean grabs in double corks to both directions.
Kirsty Muir throws down during last year's finals. Photo: Stone
City events like Big Air Chur are a special breed. No other kind of event gets you get as close to the action while you’re still wearing sneakers and street clothes. At the same time, the musical lineup attracts thousands of spectators who might not otherwise attend a freeski event. It’s a clever combination that ends up putting a crowd of thousands of the big air ramp to cheer on the competitors. The vibe is electric.
Alia Delia Eichinger throws down for the crowd. Photo: Lämmerhirt
More information and tickets are available at bigairfestival.com.