After three illustrious years of competition, the Swatch Skiers Cup legacy continues in 2014 when the event returns to Zermatt, Switzerland on January 4-10. This year’s edition features new team captains and new riders, and with Team Europe leading Team Americas by a score of 2 – 1, the impending show down in the shadow of the Matterhorn promises to make history. In the world of freeskiing, no other competition brings the world’s elite riders together for a single event quite like the Swatch Skiers Cup. With eight select athletes on each team, Team Europe and Team Americas face off in match play format during two days of competition: Big Mountain (freeride) and Backcountry Slopestyle (freestyle). As 2013’s event proved, the expansive domain of Zermatt guarantees outstanding terrain and the six-day event window gives riders the best possible shot at perfect conditions.