Mt Buller welcomes an international line up of 101 of the world’s top shelf mogul skiers for the eagerly awaited return of the legendary ABOM Mogul Challenge this Saturday night.
The 32nd running of this iconic mogul event has lured the elite of bump skiers to the steep and stunning Chamois run, home to the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, for what is set to be a sizzling competition concluding in a high octane dual mogul finals under lights.
Australian athletes including 3 x Olympian Matt Graham, Cooper Woods, Jackson Harvey and locals Indi Speirs and Edward Hill. All are ready to take on strong competition in the Open division which sees strong representation from Mt Buller’s Team Buller Riders (TBR) and Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) as well as internationals from Great Britain, Austria, Japan, Korea and the Netherlands.
An impressive women’s line up includes teenage sensation Anri Kawamura from Japan who already holds 11 World Cup podium finishes at just 17 years of age and is currently ranked third in the world on the Overall World Cup Mogul Standings. Compatriot Rino Yanagimoto will be another skier to watch after winning the 2019 ABOM Mogul Challenge and carrying a World Cup Silver in dual moguls.
The Youth category features 22 athletes with an exciting array of emerging talent that will be skiers to watch at future Winter Olympic Games and line up with even representation for both female and male skiers.
The Masters event is set to blaze the bumps with a generous dose of Olympic and World Cup athletes including 4 x Olympian Adrian Costa, Nick Fisher (2006 Olympian) and Sam Hall (2014 Olympian).
The course itself measures 197 metres and the skiers will cover the two steep sections of gruelling bumps and launch off the two huge jumps in startlingly short times. Mt Buller is covering all the angles and action with a live stream and multiple camera angles to allow replays of the dazzling skills on show.
The event is a celebration of feestyle skiing that stretches from initial training sessions and the Youth heats on Friday through to the final showstopping dual mogul finals on Saturday night.
Hospitality on course is proudly provided by the spiritual home and sponsor of the ABOM Mogul Challenge, the ABOM Café and Bistro. Locals, snowsports fans and resort guests will enjoy the high energy on course with DJ, running commentary and a full day of heats and training on Saturday leading into the finals.
Watch the livestream on the link here