WSF Para-Snowboard World Cups

On February 3rd and 4th Para-Snowboarders from seven countries hit the slopes at Orcières 1850 to compete for Gold in back to back WSF Para-Snowboard World Cups hosted by Orcières 1850, the French Snowboard Initiative, My Snowboarding, and WSF.

The 2011 Orcières 1850 WSF Para-Snowboard World Cups yielded some of today’s top talent from around the globe; including riders from Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States. Add the top riders in the sport to the hard packed snow conditions on the course and two WSF Para-Snowboard World Cup Gold medals on the line, and the result was two exciting days of competition.

In the Men’s Standing Category, Evan Strong from the USA set the stage for Para-Snowboarders by bringing home Gold on both days. Not far behind was Tyler Mosher, from Canada and previous WSF Para-Snowboard World Champion, took home the Silver by only .07 seconds on day two of the WSF Para-Snowboard World Cups making for an exciting finish. Mosher also took home Silver on day one. And Keith Gabel assisted Team USA with their overall medal count by finished both days with Bronze medals.

On the Women’s side, Amy Purdy from the USA also took home Gold at both WSF Para-Snowboard World Cups. Teammate Nicole Roundy also created an exciting finish by missing Gold by less than a second on day two. Roundy also took home Silver on day one of the WSF World Cups. Local French and first time rider to the WSF Para-Snowboard World Cup scene, Fabienne Sava Pelosse, took home the Bronze.

The Orcières 1850 2011 WSF Para-Snowboard World Cups were produced by Orcières 1850, the French Snowboard Initiative, My Snowboarding, and the WSF. This was the first stop on the WSF Para-Snowboard World Cup circuit for the 2011 season. Para-Snowboarders from around the globe will continue their race for Gold at the next scheduled WSF Para-Snowboard World Cups scheduled to take place at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada from April 7 to 9th, 2011.

Author: silvia