The main protagonists are hot for the crowns
An exciting fight for the podium is pre-programmed in the men’s event. In the title roles: The 2023 Slopestyle World Champion from Norway and the 2021 Slopestyle World Champion from Switzerland, both proven winners in the Stubai Valley. Will the Norwegian Olympic champion in Big Air and defending Stubai champion from 2021 and 2022, Birk Ruud, manage the triple and once again take the crown on the Stubai Glacier? Facing him is 2020 winner Andri Ragettli, who had to settle for second place last year. The signs are already signalling a showdown in a class of its own.
These two should also reckon with the rest of the cast, however, as Ruud’s teammate Sebastian Schervje and Swedish legend Jesper Tjäder (Olympic bronze in slopestyle) could, like Tjäder last year, be among the front runners.
Top riders from overseas won’t be missing out on their first guest appearance in Europe either: with three-time X Games winner and 2022 Slopestyle Olympic champion Alex Hall (fourth place last year), Ralph Konnor, who was strong on the Stubai Glacier last year, as well as their team-mates Hunter Hendersson, Cody Laplante and Mac Forehand, the USA has a broad armada in Europe. Canadian talent, above all Max Moffat, can also be expected to make an appearance when it comes to spectacular slopestyle action.