Big Air Milan: Freeski’s champions and Baby K’s hits for a cool Saturday
The Italian rapper’s showcase has been moved to Saturday November 18th right after the Freeski’s finals, to round out in style the EXPerience Park’s event
Big Air and the City will celebrate its grand finale on November, Saturday 18th with a day full of sport and music. The FIS Freeski World Cup will hold the stage at the EXPerience Park, with the athletes’ breathtaking performances under the Tree of Life. However, right after the flower ceremonies, the show will continue with Radio Number One’s entertainment and the showcase of popular Italian artist Baby K.
Initially scheduled for Friday 17th, the spectacle of rapper has been moved to the next day, starting from 9 pm, to clinch in style Big Air Milan’s four-days. Baby K’s showcase will be included in the price of the ticket for the Freeski World Cup’s finals, available on ticket.it. Before the night show, the World’s best freeskiers will take the centre stage on Friday 17th with the official trainings, and on Saturday 18th with the qualifications (form 9 am to 3 pm) and finals (from 7 pm to 9 pm). The ingredients are all there for another exciting weekend, starting from a top-level lineup.
Big Air Milan represents the opening of the specialty’s 2017/2018 World Cup: a much coveted stage by the athletes, eager to start the season in the right way. In the men’s race, Andri Ragettli is the man to watch. The Swiss, first overall in 2016 Slopestyle World Cup, completed in March the World’s first quad cork 1800 – a jump consisting in five full rotations while flipping off-axis four times. Fourth last year at Big Air Milan, the 19-year-old enjoyed a great rise in popularity this summer, when a video showing off his training routine went viral.
Among the rivals, eyes on the fierce Norwegian Team, featuring Ruud Birk, Christian Nummendal, Oystein Braaten and Eirik Sateroy, respectively second and third at 2016 Big Air Milan. Besides Ragettli, Swiss Team will light up the competition with the likes of Luca Schuler and Colin Wili. Also in the run will be seven Italian athletes: Christof Schenk, Ralph Welponer, Igor Lastei, Kilian Morone, Ian Rocca, Jonas Seiwald and Yuri Silvestri.
Italy’s greatest hope lies with the Women’s race and with Silvia Bertagna, who aims to improve the fourth place of 2016 in front of her home fans. The 30-year-old from Val Gardena recovered from a knee surgery and now is ready to confirm she belongs among the World’s best freeskiers. Last year Silvia claimed an historical victory in Moenchengladbach (Germany) and ended up her Big Air season in second overall. In Milan, there will be plenty of rivals ready to take up the challenge: Swiss Sarah Hoefflin and Giulia Tanno, Norwegian Johanne Killi and Tiril Sjaastad Christiansen, and French Colline Ballet Baz.
Lights are about to turn on: the spectacle of one of the most prestigious World Cup stage is coming back to Milan.