Thursday, February 28, 2008

Arber (Germany) hosts the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup

The Ladies Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup continues on March 1st and 2nd in Arber (Germany) with the Giant Slalom and Slalom races (Arber Kristall Pokal). The first Arber World-Cup race took place in 1975/76 at the Grosser Arber.
Located in the south-eastern part of Germany near the Czech border on the road from Munich to Plzen, Zwiesel has been known for a long time for its fine Crystal factories.
The Grosser Arber (1456 m) is the highest peak of the Bavarian-Bohemian-Mountain Ridge. The ski resort offers 7 kilometres of pistes (3 blue, 2 red and 2 black) served by 6 lifts (1 six-seater gondola, 2 six-seater chairlifts and 3 drag lifts) with a longest run of 5,000 m. The FIS racing runs and the new World-Cup Run, which is also the training slope for the federal training center for alpine skiing LLZ, provide the opportunity for sport skiing and carving.