As the organizers of the 2017 World Championships will be selected on May 31st, fissnowboard.com would like to present the candidate for the combined FIS Snowboard and Freestyle World Ski Championships:
Sierra Nevada is located in the south of Spain, in the region of Andalusia, in the province of Granada.
The successful organization of the Alpine Ski FIS World Championships in 1996 was the final feather in the cap that set Sierra Nevada up as a clear reference internationally in hosting large-scale sports events, and is the first Spanish resort in market turnover and the organization of international events for Alpine Ski, Snowboard and Freestyle.
Furthermore, the competition facilities for the Freestyle and Snowboard events were completed in their entirety last summer with the construction of the Halfpipe installations.
Therefore, the Sierra Nevada Freestyle and Snowboard FIS World Championships Candidature for 2017 enjoys extensive experience in the organization of international competitions and top level, fully financed competition infrastructure, a test event plan which includes the 2012 Snowboard Junior FIS World Championships and the Grand Final of the 2013 Freestyle, and lastly, a specific plan to promote sports for Freestyle and Snowboarding events.
The Candidature is a real opportunity for Sierra Nevada, in terms of its image and also in the consequences for the sports installations and economic activity of the Ski and Snowboard Resort, and the surrounding area taken as a whole.
Find out more about the sole candidate for 2017 here!