Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Next stop for the Men's Alpine Ski World Cup: Norway

The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Races (Downhill and Super G) will take place in Kvitfjell on the Olympic Downhill and Super-G courses on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of March 2008. This is the 13th year after the successful 1994 Olympics that Kvitfjell hosts Alpine World Cup races. Additionally, the men's World Cup downhill cancelled in Val d'Isere will take place next Friday.
Kvitfjell was built for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games. Since then, it has become one of the best and most modern ski resorts in Northern Europe. Kvitfjell is located just 2.5 hours north of the Oslo Airport. The ski are offers 24 kilometres of slopes with a vertical drop of 854 metres (from the top at 1039 m to 185 m above sea level) served by 9 lifts: 3 chairlifts, 3 T-Bar lifts, 2 telescopic lifts and 1 belt lift. You can find a piste for everyone with 7 green, 5 blue, 6 red and 3 black with a longest run of 3,500 m.