World's best moguls athletes test La Visera
Joe Fitzgerald, “Moguls' course is in very good condition”. Martín Romero and Marina Terrón contact the slope where they were born.
The show begins in Sierra Nevada 2017, where today athletes perform for the first time at La Visera, the legendary moguls slope of the ski resort. Crowned by the Radiotelescope, it will be the first venue to hold competitions of the World Championships (Moguls and Dual Moguls Finals on March 8th and 9th).
World’s best moguls athletes, with the current rulers of the discipline amongst them, have tested the 250m moguls' slope. The Freestyle Ski FIS coordinator, Joe Fitzgerald, said today "builders and patrollers did a hard work after the storm last weekend, and the results are wonderful, I am very impressed. Moguls' course is in very good condition, so today's training session has been amazing."
World Champion Anthony Benna, who will defend the title won in the Austrian ski resort of Kreischberg, is one of the first athletes to test the Visera slope. Silver medalist in Sochi 2014, and recent winner of the Crystal Globe, Mikael Kingsbury, one of the main favourites for the gold, is also training at the venue.
As for the ladies, the Dufour sisters, Justine, Chloe, and Maxime, are as well testing the moguls and the two jumps in the Visera, together with the Australian Brittney Cox, who is the current winner of the World Cup this season, and the main favourite for the world title here in Sierra Nevada.
The first Spanish participants are also coming to fore. Martín Romero and Marina Terrón, both from Granada, are enthusiastic about participating in “their” World Championship, and are training in a very well-known slope for them.
The Visera, classified as a black level slope, is an international reference and has hosted World Cup races. On the occasion of Sierra Nevada 2017, the slope has been remodelled to gain width and orientation. Located next to Sierra Nevada's radiotelescope, it has a gradient between 24 - 28 %, a length of 225 meters, and moguls are set 3.5 meters apart.