Park and Pipe Community Update - April 2024

Published Fri 12 Apr 2024

Dear Park and Pipe Community,

As the northern winter winds down for the 2023-24 season, let’s take a look at the March Park & Pipe results and the final upcoming Europa Cup competitions.

March saw the conclusion of the Park and Pipe World Cup season highlighted by Valentino Guseli finishing 3rd in the Slopestyle event at Silvaplana, securing back-to-back Overall Park and Pipe Crystal Globes for the young gun. Congratulations to Valentino! NSWIS Snowboarder Mela Stalker was able to post her best result for the season after making finals at Tignes and finishing in 9th place.

In Freeski, NSWIS skier Abi Harrigan finished 12th in both Big Air and Slopestyle at Tignes and 11th in Slopestyle at Silvaplana while Kai Martin was able to get his best place on the World Cup stage in Tignes after finishing 24th in the Slopestyle event.

Full results for each event can be viewed below.

Tignes (FRA) Freeski

Silvaplana (SUI) Freeski

Tignes (FRA) Snowboard

Silvaplana(SUI) Snowboard

The 2024 FIS Park and Pipe Junior World Championships were held in Livigno, Italy at the end of March. Australia was represented by three snowboarders (James Garth, Zephyr Whitelaw-Holmes, and Taj Curran) and two freeskiers (Toby McIlwaine and Joey Elliss). James Garth was the best of the Aussies, making it through to the finals in the Snowboard Slopestyle event, finishing in 11th place in what were challenging conditions for all involved.

Full results for the Park and Pipe Junior World Championships can be viewed below.

Full Freeski results

Full Snowboard results

The last Europa Cup event of the season wraps up this week with events in Corvatsch, Switzerland, and Kitzsteinhorn, Austria. Nine Aussie athletes will compete at Corvatsch in the Slopestyle and Big Air events in both Freeski and Snowboard, while three Snowboarders will make the journey to compete at Kitzsteinhorn in the Slopestyle and Big Air events in what will conclude their international season.

The full results for these events can be viewed here.

Corvatsch ECP Freeski results

Corvatsch ECP Snowboard results

Kitzsteinhorn EC Snowboard results

Thanks for following along this Northern Winter season, stay tuned for more monthly updates as we draw closer to the Southern Winter!

Don't forget that tickets for the 2024 Snow Australia Awards are now available and members of the broader snowsports community are invited to join us in Melbourne on Thursday May 2 to celebrate the incredible achievements of our athletes overseas. More information and tickets are available here.

All the best.

Park and Pipe National Discipline Committee

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In this edition:

  • Guseli snatches back-to-back Crystal Globes after bronze in final event
  • AOC congratulates Australian winter sport on outstanding World Cup season
  • 2024 Snow Australia Awards
  • Save the Date for Canberra Snow Sale