Grandvalira, Andorra – With a star-studded roster featuring some of the most important names in freeskiing – from established legends to rising stars of the youth generation – the legendary feud between Europe and the Americas will be settled overJanuary 30 – February 4, 2016, as skiers will duke it out on the terrain of Grandvalira in the Mora Banc Skier’s Cup.
This will be the first time that team captains Sage Cattabriga-Alosa (Americas) and Richard Permin (Europe) will face each other as each will lead their continent. Utahn Cattabriga-Alosa is a pioneer in crossover-style backcountry riding, where he has been known to combine the most cutting-edge big mountain lines with smooth, stylish freestyle tricks in mind-blowing film segments. France’s Permin has an unrivaled reputation for sending it huge, both in the backcountry and in the park. Each captain has compiled a carefully selected roster of athletes.
The 2016 edition of the Skiers Cup will once again be an innovative showdown in skiing as riders will clash in two classic disciplines, big mountain and backcountry slopestyle. Riders from both sides of the Atlantic will convene in the central Pyrenees to demonstrate the best each school of skiing has to offer. Europe defeated Team Americas in 2015, bringing the current overall score to 3-2. Team Americas’ deep tradition of high-level big mountain and backcountry riding will have to contend with some of Europe’s most versatile skiers.