The inaugural Barrels & Berms FIS SBX World Cup kicked off at Big White Ski Resort Jan. 24. (Photo: barrelsandberms.ca)

Inaugural Barrels & Berms SBX World Cup continues at Big White

The snowboard cross event brings in Canadian and national stars

Big White Ski Resort hosts some of the world’s best at the first ever Barrels & Berms FIS SBX World Cup this weekend.

The event started Jan. 24 and brings in the top talent in SBX (snowboard cross) from Canada and from around the globe. This World Cup is the only chance for the Canadian National Team to compete at the top international level on home snowgrounds this year.

Olympic level athletes, including Kelowna’s Tess Critchlow, will take over the Big White slopes for individual and team SBX events with the Team Event being a new Olympic discipline in 2022.

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PHOTOS (Jan 23rd) It was a snowy one yesterday (Jan 23rd) on course for practice day up Big White Ski Resort for the Barrels and Berms SBX WC! All the international teams gathered at the start gates to test the course to its limits, battling the conditions and settling in! Remember you can catch all the action live of tomorrow events from 12pm – 130pm PST through this link in our bio courtesy of CBC Sports —– Canada Snowboard 🍁 is proudly supported by our premiere partners: @skibigwhite our event sponsor, @mazdacanada the official automotive partner of Canada Snowboard and Canada's premiere snowboard events. @lining.official our official apparel sponsor of Canada's National Team, @okanaganspring official beer sponsor @nativeshoes official footwear partner, @telus official technology partner and @sunbeltrentals official power supplier. With participation from Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia & Tourism BC// Avec la participation du Government of Canada, Government of British Columbia, Tourism BC πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

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READ MORE: Kelowna’s Tess Critchlow gears up for World Cup at Big White

It’s the first time that the FIS SBX World Cup has been hosted in Canada since 2013.

For results and more information, visit barrelsandberms.ca.

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