From 7 to 9 January 2022, Krasnoyarsk will host the FIS World Cup in snowboarding in discipline “snowboard-cross” for 1 time. On track ofSopka cluster, winners and prize-winners of the Olympic Games and World Championships will fight for victory.
More than 120 athletes from 19 countries have already submitted preliminary applications. The winner of the 2014 Olympic Games Eva Samkova from the Czech Republic and winner of the 2018 Olympics Mikela Moioli from Italy are expected to start in Krasnoyarsk. The Olympic champions will compete with the 2021 world champion Charlotte Banks from Great Britain and bronze medalist of the Olympic Games, Frenchwoman Chloe Trespös.
This season’s favorites in men’s starts – silver medalist of 2021 World Cup Alessandro Hemmerle (Austria) and bronze medalist of 2015 World Championship Nick Baumgartner (USA) – will also compete in Krasnoyarsk.
At the moment, work is underway on the construction of the track at Sopka. As the designer of the track Roman Alekseevsky said, the length of the track will be more than 1 km and will be very dense due to the number of figures. The Canadian Charles Turcotte, who is the FIS technical consultant, participates in the creation of the track. He believes that already now the track can be called impressive, and it is comparable in complexity to the one that was at the Olympic Games in Sochi and China.