Olympic athletes like Nick Baumgartner and Faye Gulini will streak down the snowboard and ski cross courses starting Feb. 8 at Genting Snow Park. Athletes will race across a series of rollers and turns looking to be the first to cross the finish line.
Both courses start at an altitude of nearly 7,000 feet before forking at the holeshot. The altitude gradually drops over 500 feet throughout the rollers until it reaches just over 6,000 feet at the finish.
The ski course (denoted by SX in the above course map image) measures the length of nearly 14 football fields, while the snowboard course (denoted by SBX in the above course map image) stretches a little longer at almost 1,500 yards. The courses merge after two twists on the ski side and one turn and a dip on the snowboard side.
American snowboarder Baumgartner placed third in the men's big final at the snowboard cross World Cup on this course in 2021. Czech Eva Samkova, who placed first on the course at the women's World Cup event, is not participating at the 2022 Winter Olympics due to an ankle injury.