There is no doubt about the need for an international professional snowboard competition series for Junior FIS athletes. Coaches and officials hold the view that young riders achieve progress only if they get the opportunity to participate in as many runs as possible. For this reason, we founded the “FIS-JUN Cup” which shall serve as a stepping-stone for youngsters to take part in continental cups and FIS-races. The FIS-JUN-Cup is a competition series composed of 3-5 events in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia and/or Czech Republic – each comprising two FIS Junior Race competitions as well as “Open Race” competitions for U12 and U14 athletes. The latter shall serve as an opportunity for young athletes to compete on an international scale. Every year, the final event takes place in another alpine resort where the overall winners are awarded.
In the season of 2017-2018 the first “European Snowboard Junior Racing Series” took place with seven competitions in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland, comprising 77 male and female participants within the age group U20. During the season of 2018-2019, the number of athletes rose to 90 boys and girls.
The vouchers for new snowboard equipment were donated (50% by snowboard-industry; 50% by JSAK foundation) to the overall-ranking-podium for age groups U20 and U17.
The ALPEADRIA TEAM CUP is an international racing challenge for snowboard associations from all over the world, with the purpose to support the latter in their work with young talents.
Within the frame of an international sports competition, even the youngest athletes shall be given the opportunity to cultivate friendship and fellowship across national borders.
The racing events comprise eight alpine snowboard races in association with the JUN-FIS competitions. There is only one overall ranking for all categories in terms of participants. There is NO extra ranking for each category or athlete on an overall scale. The overall winner will be the snowboard club who, in total, has managed to collect the highest number of points in these eight races.