Setting the stage for tomorrow’s champions
At the beginning of August, the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis region becomes the Mecca of mountain biking as the MTB Festival takes place at Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Tomorrow’s champions compete in this unique MTB youth festival, gaining racing experience in downhill and pump track, and enjoying an amazing weekend with other young athletes. Mums and dads won’t feel left out either as family groups compete against each other in the Family Challenge event.
The events that make up the MTB Festival at Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis are the Pump Track Session, iXS Rookies Cup, iXS International Rookies Championships and Family Challenge. Here’s our MTB Wiki with event details:
Pump Track Session
Pump it up! Kids complete a specially designed circular track without any pedalling whatsoever. They build up speed by shifting their weight in a ‘pumping’ motion. The aim is to complete the course faster than anyone else.
iXS Rookies Cup & iXS International Rookies Championships
The iXS International Rookies Championships are the unofficial downhill world championships for young people, with three ages groups for under 17s, under 15s and under 13s. Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis is a major venue in these races, which are all about completing the downhill course as quickly as possible. The predefined route is packed with jumps, sharp bends and obstacles.
The Family Challenge is a special feature of the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis MTB Festival, which lets keen biking parents have a go too. The objective is for the family team to achieve the fastest overall time. Parents and kids race on the same trail under the same conditions and requirements.
This year’s MTB Festival is held between the 31 July to 6 August 2017. We’re looking forward to an action-packed week at the Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis as well as at our 5-star Schlosshotel Fiss.