Sneak Preview Of 2024/25 Park & Pipe World Cup Calendar

While there are still a few details to iron out and at least one venue yet to be confirmed, today we can announce the (majority of) the 2024/25 FIS Freeski and Snowboard Park & Pipe calendar, which is set to kick off early, south of the equator at New Zealand’s Cardrona Alpine Resort from 1-7 September, 2024.

Just confirmed over this past week, the Cardrona season-opener is an exciting one for FIS Park & Pipe and for Snowsports NZ, as we return to the site of so many memorable moments over the years for the first World Cup competitions there since the start of the 2019/20 season.

Once again this time around, the World Cup competitions in Cardrona will take place as part of Winter Games NZ, the southern hemisphere's largest snow sports event.

Cardrona first hosted World Cup action back in 2007 when snowboard halfpipe competition hit the Cardrona Parks U-tube, with the first freeski action dropping in at the resort in 2012.

The list of legends who have hit the Cardrona podium over the years is a long one, including snowboard royalty such as Shaun White, Kelly Clark, Iouri Podladtchikov, Jamie Anderson, Janne Korpe, Jenny Jones and Marcus Kleveland, and freeski heavyweights like Torin Yater-Wallace, Devin Logan, James Woods, Cassie Sharpe, Joss Christiansen and Eileen Gu.

This time around in Cardrona, we’ll see snowboard slopestyle World Cup competition going down from 1-3 September, followed by freeski halfpipe from 6-7 Sept. Immediately following the World Cups in Cardrona will be a pair of Australia-New Zealand Cup competitions, with snowboard halfpipe and freeski slopestyle set to go down.

And if that wasn’t exciting enough, the Cardrona World Cups will mark the start of the qualification period for the Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic Winter Games, meaning from now until the end of January 2026 each and every competition takes on a little extra significance as the elite of the Park & Pipe world battle for coveted spots at the O-show.

FIS Snowboard Park & Pipe World Cup Calendar 2024/25

Including Cardrona, there’s set to be five slopestyle competitions on this season’s FIS Snowboard World Cup circuit, along with five big air competitions and five as well for halfpipe.

After Cardona’s slopestyle competition from 1-3 September, it’s a quick five week break before we get back to business in a big way at the Big Air Chur festival from 18-19 October. Once again Big Air Chur is shaping up to be one of the season’s highlights, with a weekend of riding, music and parties the likes of which is rivalled by only the X Games and World Championships on the competition calendar.

Then it’s over to China to revisit some 2020 Olympic Winter Games venues once again, with big air competition in Beijing from 29 November to 1 December, and halfpipe in Secret Garden from 4-7 December.

Just before the holidays we’ll head Stateside to the annual Copper Mountain halfpipe showdown from 11-14 December, before taking a break for a couple of weeks for a little recharge before the season ramps up once again in the new year.

Up first after the break will be a new venue, as we head to Klagenfurt from 3-5 January for the first of two back-to-back Austrian big airs to open 2025 - as well as the third-straight city big air of the season.

After Klagenfurt it’s a quick jump over to the 2015 World Championships venue in Kreischberg for a little on-piste big air action from 9-11, for what may be the big air season-ender - depending on how things shake out with a planned U.S. stop at the end of January.

Before we head to the USA however, it’s the Laax Open where, as always, we’ll see both slopestyle and halfpipe action taking to the slopes of Europe’s greatest freestyle resort from 14-18 January.

As we just mentioned, the plan following Laax is to head back to the U.S. for what could be a big week of halfpipe, slopestyle and big air action. As soon as we’ve got confirmation on this one you will be hearing all about it.

After that it’s a couple weeks of break time on the snowboard side of things before we get back to action for slopestyle competition and the 2024/25 halfpipe season finale at one of the longest-running venues on the Park & Pipe World Cup in Calgary, where competition is set to go down from the 19-22 February.

Then (hopefully) it will be on to the final competition of the World Cup season, with the Milano-Cortina 2026 Olympic test event slated to take to the slopes of Livingo’s Mottolino Fun Mountain from 12-14 March. This one is also TBC.

That’s not all though, because the season finale is set to be huge - the St Moritz-Engadin 2025 FIS Freestyle, Snowboard and Freeski World Championships in Switzerland, with 11 days of medal competition taking place from 19-29 March.

FIS Freeski World Cup calendar 2024/25

By and large, the Freeski calendar matches up with the snowboard calendar, though with a few key differences we’ll get to below. There is set to be five halfpipe, five slopestyle and six big air World Cup competitions on the Freeski calendar in 2024/25.

While it will be snowboard slopestyle opening the season in Cardrona, for freeski it will be halfpipe action taking place there in New Zealand, with competition slated to go down from 6-7 September.

Freeski will take place alongside snowboard at the Big Air Chur, before we hit the first standalone freeski comp of the season at the Stubai World Cup from 22-23 November.

At all of the Beijing, Secret Garden, Copper Mountain, Klagenfurt and Kreischberg competitions, the freeski programme will correspond to the snowboard programme, before we hit Laax where only slopestyle competition will be on deck for the freeskiers.

At the to-be-confirmed U.S. stop, the freeski programme will again see the same slate as snowboard, before freeski alone jumps up to Calgary for halfpipe season finale from the 14-15 of February.

After Calgary it’s on to Tignes for another week of freeski-only action, where we’ll wrap up both the slopestyle and big air seasons in the French Alps.

Though this will be the first season in over a decade where we don’t finish the slopestyle World Cup season in Silvaplana, we will nonetheless wrap up the overall FIS Freeski season there, as the St. Moritz-Engagin 2025 World Championships will serve as the season finale.

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