The Europa Cup season 2013/2014 took in five countries ahead of the season climax at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia in March 2014.
Pitztal, Austria, 15-17 December
The Pitztal is the highest glacier in the beautiful Tyrol region of Austria. The Europa Cup season starts with slalom, giant slalom and siper-combined competitions.
Kuhtai, Austria, 19-21 December
Kuhtai is Austria’s highest winter sports village and is close to Innsbruck. Skiers will gather in the ‘2020’ (the nickname of the resort because of its altitude) to compete in the slalom, giant slalom and super combined events.
La Molina, Spain, 23-25 January
La Molina hosted the 2012/13 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in February 2013, the year Spain’s first ski lift in the resort celebrated its 70th birthday. This year, the resort will host giant slalom and slalom events.
Piancavallo, Italy, 9-10 February
Located in the Dolomites, Piancavallo is at the foot of Monte Cavallo. In winter Piancavallo is one of the five ski areas of Friuli Venezia Giulia with its modern downhill and cross-country skiing centres. Skiers will compete in the slalom and giant slalom events.
Final: Abtenau, Austria, 12-15 February
The Europa Cup completes a full circle to return to where it began for the final in the Austrian mountains. Just 45 minutes from Salzburg, Abtenau will host slalom, scuper combined and super- G competitions.
Ahead of their Paralympic Winter Games debut in Sochi, Russia, para-snowboarders travelled to two countries for three Europa Cups.
Landgraaf, The Netherlands, 21-22 November 2013
An interesting venue for a snowboarding competition, SnowWorld Landgraaf has the world’s largest (and only) indoor FIS certified competition slope.
Rogla, Slovenia, 31 January - 1 February 2014
For more than a decade, Rogla has been the venue for FIS and European Cup competitions following significant investment into the area since the 1970s. It now has one of the longest seasons in Slovenia and is known for the elite-level training facilities on offer.
Maribor, Slovenia, 3-5 February 2014
Just over 30 minutes away from Rogla sits the European Capital of Youth Culture for 2013 and Slovenia’s second city, Maribor. The resort of Mariborsko Pohorje where the competition takes place overlooks Maribor.