Friday, March 7, 2008

Crans Montana hosts the Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup

Ladies Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup moves to Crans Montana for the World Cup Downhill and the Super Combination from Saturday, 8 March to Sunday, 11 March. Located on a sunny plateau at 1,500 m above the Rhone Valley, Crans Montana offers visitors an outstand- ing Alpine panorama over the most beautiful peaks in the Alps, such as the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. The ski domain of Crans Montana (1500-3000) allows skiers and snowboarders to enjoy snow thanks to 30 lifts and 140 km of pistes (53.2 blue, 70 red and 16.8 black) including the mythical Plaine Morte and the National. The Piste Nationale downhill course was remodelled on 2006/07 and two tunnels added to improve access during competitions.