Friday, March 6, 2009

Men's Alpine Ski World Cup moves to Norway

The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Races (two Downhills, one of them replacing the race scheduled at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which was cancelled due to bad weather, and Super G) will take place in Kvitfjell on the Olympic Downhill and Super-G courses from 6 to 8 March 2009. This is the 14th year after the successful 1994 Olympics that Kvitfjell hosts Alpine World Cup races.
Kvitfjell is a ski resort in the municipality of Ringebu, Norway. Kvitfjell was built for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games, and it is probably best known for hosting the alpine speed events (Downhill and SG). The technical alpine events of the Olympics (Giant Slalom and Slalom) were held at Hafjell. Since Lillehammer Olympic Winter Games, 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 25 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 with 85% of the alpine skiing pistes covered in artificial snow.