22. FIS Snowboard Worldcup in Bad Gastein
Snowboard World Cup on 10 and 11 January 2023 in Gastein
Already for the 23rd time the snowboard elite traditionally starts in parallel slalom at the FIS Snowboard World Cup in the 2nd week of January at the Bucheben at the Stubnerkogel in Bad Gastein.
On a race course of 262 m lenght and 84 m height, the individual starters and teams give their best on the finishing slope of the Stubnerkogel. Austria's snowboarders are always in the lead, with the highlight of course being the floodlit finale.
In the last team event in Winterberg, Switzerland won ahead of Austria and Poland, so it will be exciting to see whether Austria can successfully defend its 2022 title against Switzerland as a team in Bad Gastein.
In the women's race winter 22/23 there have already been 3 medals:
Gold for Sabine Schöffmann in Winterberg
Silver for Anna Gasser in Chur and
Bronze for Ulbing Daniela in Winterberg.
The men can point 2 gold medails:
Alexander Payer in Winterberg and
Andreas Prommegger in Carrezza
Andi Prommegger, the local hero from St. Johann, has already won in Bad Gastein in 2004, 2013 and 2022.
42-year-old Prommegger competed in Bad Gastein for the first time in 1996, when he finished as 35th in the giant slalom.
Andreas Prommegger competed at the Olympic Games in Turin, Sochi and Pyeongchang, and in 2017 he became double World Champion in Sierra Nevada in parallel slalom and parallel giant slalom. 20 World Cup victories and 5 overall World Cup victories in 10 years 11/12 - 12/13 - 16/17 - 19/20 and finally 21/22 are among the impressive results.
With the victory in Carrezza, Andreas Prommegger proves once again that one can count on him in 2023 as well.
So it will be another superlative home race and Gastein is keeping its fingers crossed for the sympathic local racer.