Current snowboard alpine rankings
Gloria Kotnik is perhaps the surprise early season table topper in the women’s rankings courtesy of a first ever podium in the women’s World Cup, a top spot in the PGS in Cortina d’Ampezzo in December.
The Slovenian mother-of-one who claimed an Olympic bronze medal in the PGS at Beijing 2022, finished 31st overall last season but currently has 132 points overall, 38 points ahead of Switzerland’s 2019 world champion, Julie Zogg, who sits second in the PSL on 80 points.
Krol replicates the number two ranking – but in the PGS discipline – and sits third overall (138 points).
Schoeffmann tops the PSL list and is fourth overall with 129 points.
Last season’s dominant force, Hofmeister, who is aiming for a fourth consecutive overall title, has had a slow start to the season due to a back injury. But with a second place in the PGS in Cortina d’Ampezzo in the last race before the break and additional time to receive treatment, the German will be one to watch.
In the men’s competition, the old guard are battling it out for overall ranking supremacy heading into the resumption of competition post festive season. Prommegger currently leads the way with 198 points, 180 of those coming from first and second places from an Italian job in a PGS double header in Italy in December.
Fellow icon, Italy’s Roland Fischnaller sits second to Prommegger in both overall (180 points) and PGS (160) rankings. The head-to-head will no doubt continue to absorb fans for the rest of the season.
Prommegger’s compatriot Payer sits atop the PSL rankings (100 points) and third overall (152) with Switzerland’s Dario Caviezel currently fourth overall (102).
Last season’s World Cup champion, Lee Sangho has had a start to forget, currently sitting 17th overall, with a ninth-place finish in the PSL in Winterberg in the first individual race of the 2022-23 season the South Korean’s best result so far.
Bad Gastein schedule
10 January PSL
11 January PRT