Skiers sometimes get to travel to some really unique places, and the Finnish resort of Levi is certainly one of them. Located some 170 km north of the Arctic Circle, Levi is the biggest ski resort in Finland and the host of the northernmost World Cup race on the Tour.
Nine years have gone by since the first World Cup slalom race took place in Levi. In February 2004, the ladies faced the Levi Black slope for the first time. The race proved to be a great success, and only two years later, a men’s race was added into the calendar. With two races in the calendar, Levi quickly became the traditional slalom opening of the season and one of the favorite destinations for the teams.
This year, over 150 racers from 25 different national teams arrived in Levi to compete in the first slalom races of the 2013/14 season.