FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup

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FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup
Genre freestyle skiing
- moguls, aerials, ski cross
- halfpipe, slopestyle, big air
Location(s) Europe, Japan, Canada,
United States, Australia,
Belarus, New Zealand,
South Korea, China,
Russia
Inaugurated5 January 1980 (5 January 1980)
Previous event 2017–18 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup
Organised by International Ski Federation
PeopleJoe Fitzgerald (coordinator)
Kathrin Hostettler (assistant)
JP Baralo (SX and SBX race director)
Current event clock.svg 2018–19 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup

The FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup is an annual freestyle skiing competition arranged by the International Ski Federation since 1980. [1] [2] Currently six disciplines are included in world cup: moguls, aerials, ski cross, halfpipe, slopestyle and big air. In the 1980s and 1990s there were also ski ballet and combined, which no longer exist.

Freestyle skiing is a skiing discipline comprising aerials, moguls, cross, half-pipe and slopestyle as part of the Winter Olympics. It can consist of a skier performing aerial flips and spins, and can include skiers sliding rails and boxes on their skis. It is also commonly referred to as freeskiing, jibbing, as well as many other names around the world.

International Ski Federation international governing body for ski sports

The Fédération Internationale de Ski is the world's highest governing body for international winter sports. Founded in Chamonix on 2 February 1924, it is responsible for the Olympic disciplines of Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, Nordic combined, freestyle skiing and snowboarding. The FIS is also responsible for setting the international competition rules. The organization now has a membership of 118 national ski associations and is based in Oberhofen am Thunersee, Switzerland.

Mogul skiing Iscipline of freestyle skiing

Mogul skiing is a freestyle skiing competition consisting of one timed run of free skiing on a steep, heavily moguled course, stressing technical turns, aerial maneuvers and speed. Internationally, the sport is contested at the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships, and at the Winter Olympic Games.

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Races are hosted primarily at ski resorts in North America, the Alps in Europe, with regular stops in Scandinavia, east Asia, but a few races have also been held in the Southern Hemisphere. World Cup competitions have been hosted in 22 different countries around the world: Australia, Austria, Belarus, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United States. [3] (note that all world cup races hosted at ski resort in Ukraine was still part of Soviet Union respectively.)

Ski resort Resort developed for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports

A ski resort is a resort developed for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports. In Europe, most ski resorts are towns or villages in or adjacent to a ski area – a mountainous area with pistes and a ski lift system. In North America, it is more common for ski areas to exist well away from towns, so ski resorts usually are destination resorts, often purpose-built and self-contained, where skiing is the main activity.

North America Continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere. It is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea.

Alps Major mountain range system in Central Europe

The Alps are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, separating Southern from Central and Western Europe and stretching approximately 1,200 kilometres (750 mi) across eight Alpine countries : France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia. The mountains were formed over tens of millions of years as the African and Eurasian tectonic plates collided. Extreme shortening caused by the event resulted in marine sedimentary rocks rising by thrusting and folding into high mountain peaks such as Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Mont Blanc spans the French–Italian border, and at 4,810 m (15,781 ft) is the highest mountain in the Alps. The Alpine region area contains about a hundred peaks higher than 4,000 metres (13,000 ft).

Number of events

Mixed team events are not included in this list.

Points distribution

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Discipline1008060504540363229262422201816151413121110987654321
Overall20161210987.26.45.85.24.84.443.63.232.82.62.42.221.81.61.41.210.80.60.40.2

Overall results

Top 10 podiums

Updated after 2017–18 season.

Most overall World Cup titles

The following skiers have at least 3 overall Freestyle World Cup titles:

Men

7: Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mikael Kingsbury

5: Flag of France.svg Éric Laboureix

Ladies

10: Flag of Switzerland.svg Conny Kissling

4: Flag of the United States.svg Hannah Kearney

3: Flag of France.svg Ophélie David, Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jacqui Cooper, Flag of Norway.svg Kari Traa

Most discipline World Cup titles

The records for most World Cup titles in each discipline are as follows:

DisciplineMenLadies
NameTitlesNameTitles
Moguls Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mikael Kingsbury 7 Flag of the United States.svg Hannah Kearney 6
Ski Ballet (Acro) Flag of Germany.svg H. Reitberger 5 Flag of the United States.svg Jan Bucher 7
Combined Flag of France.svg Éric Laboureix
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Alain Laroche
4 Flag of Switzerland.svg Conny Kissling 9
Ski Cross Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Kraus 4 Flag of France.svg Ophélie David 7
Aerials Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nicolas Fontaine
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Steve Omischl
4 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jacqui Cooper 5
Dual moguls Flag of Sweden.svg Jesper Rönnback
Flag of France.svg Thony Héméry
Flag of Finland.svg Janne Lahtela
2 Flag of France.svg Candice Gilg
Flag of Norway.svg Kari Traa
2
Halfpipe Flag of Finland.svg Kalle Leinonen
Flag of the United States.svg David Wise
Flag of France.svg Kevin Rolland
2 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sarah Burke
Flag of Switzerland.svg Virginie Faivre
Flag of Japan.svg Ayana Onozuka
2
Slopestyle6 skiers15 skiers1

See also

Freestyle skiing at the Winter Olympics

Freestyle skiing has been contested at the Winter Olympic Games since the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France.

The FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships is the world championship organized by the FIS for freestyle skiing. It was first organized in 1986 and is now held every odd year. Currently, the events included in the world championships are Moguls, Dual Moguls, Aerials, Ski cross, Slopestyle and Half-pipe. Formerly, Acroski and a combined event were held.

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Skiing Recreational activity and sport using skis

Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow. Many types of competitive skiing events are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and the International Ski Federation (FIS).

FIS Alpine Ski World Cup international alpine skiing competition during northern winter

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of alpine skiing competitions, launched in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends and experts which included French journalist Serge Lang and the alpine ski team directors from France and the USA. It was soon backed by International Ski Federation president Marc Hodler during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966 at Portillo, Chile, and became an official FIS event in the spring of 1967 after the FIS Congress at Beirut, Lebanon. The first World Cup ski race was held in Berchtesgaden, West Germany, on January 5, 1967. Jean-Claude Killy of France and Nancy Greene of Canada were the overall winners for the first two seasons.

Deer Valley Ski Resort in Utah

Deer Valley is an alpine ski resort in the Wasatch Range, located 36 miles (58 km) east of Salt Lake City, in Park City, Utah, United States. The resort, known for its upscale amenities, is consistently ranked among the top ski resorts in North America.

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships international alpine skiing event

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are an alpine skiing competition organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Lake Louise Ski Resort ski resort in Alberta, Canada

The Lake Louise Ski Resort & Summer Gondola is a ski resort in western Canada, located in Banff National Park near the village of Lake Louise, Alberta. It is located 57 km (35 mi) west of Banff. Lake Louise is one of three major ski resorts located in Banff National Park.

Aleksei Grishin Belarusian freestyle skier

Aleksei Gennadyevich Grishin is a Belarusian freestyle skier who competed at five consecutive Olympics from 1998 to 2014. He won Belarus' only medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics, a bronze in aerials. In 2010, he won the first ever Winter Olympics gold medal for his country, again in the aerials. He finished fourth in 2006 and eighth in 1998. He was the Olympic flag bearer for Belarus at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Games.

The 2008/09 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup was the thirtieth World Cup season in freestyle skiing organised by International Ski Federation. The season started on 18 December 2008 and ended on 20 March 2009. This season included four disciplines: moguls, ski cross, aerials and halfpipe.

Filip Flisar Slovenian freestyle skier

Filip Flisar is a Slovenian freestyle skier competing in ski cross discipline.

The 2007/08 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup was the twenty ninth World Cup season in freestyle skiing organised by International Ski Federation. The season started on 12 December 2007 and ended on 16 March 2008. This season included four disciplines: aerials, moguls, ski cross and halfpipe.

The 1980 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup was the first World Cup season in freestyle skiing organised by International Ski Federation. The season started on 7 January 1980 and ended on 30 March 1980. This season included four disciplines: aerials, moguls, ballet and combined.

The 2012/13 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup was the thirty fourth World Cup season in freestyle skiing organised by International Ski Federation. The season started on 22 August 2012 and ended on 25 March 2013. This season included five disciplines: moguls, aerials, ski cross, halfpipe and slopestyle.

FIS Ski Cross World Cup series of international skicross competitions

The FIS Ski Cross World Cup is an annual freestyle skiing competition, a subdiscipline of FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup under International Ski Federation. Races are hosted primarily at ski resorts in North America and the Alps in Europe.

The 1995/96 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup was the seventeenth World Cup season in freestyle skiing organised by International Ski Federation. The season started on 6 December 1995 and ended on 23 March 1996. This season included five disciplines: aerials, moguls, dual moguls, ballet and combined.

The 1996/97 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup was the eighteenth World Cup season in freestyle skiing organised by International Ski Federation. The season started on 5 December 1996 and ended on 15 March 1997. This season included five disciplines: aerials, moguls, dual moguls, ballet and combined.

The 1997/98 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup was the nineteenth World Cup season in freestyle skiing organised by International Ski Federation. The season started on 1 August 1997 and ended on 15 March 1998. This season included four disciplines: aerials, moguls, dual moguls and ballet. Dual moguls counted as season title and was awarded with small crystal globe separately from moguls.

The 1999 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup was the twentieth World Cup season in freestyle skiing organised by International Ski Federation. The season started on 9 January 1999 and ended on 21 March 1999. This season included four disciplines: aerials, moguls, dual moguls and ballet.

The 1999-2000 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup was the twenty first World Cup season in freestyle skiing organised by International Ski Federation. The season started on 11 September 1999 and ended on 17 March 2000. This season included three disciplines: aerials, moguls, dual moguls and ballet. Ballet title was not awarded and this was the last season ballet was on world cup calendar.

The 2000/01 FIS Freestyle Skiing World Cup was the twenty second World Cup season in freestyle skiing organised by International Ski Federation. The season started on 12 August 2000 and ended on 11 March 2001. This season included two disciplines: aerials and moguls. Dual moguls title was not awarded because of only one event on both sides of world cup calendar.

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