Sunday, June 22, 2014

Are 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships: The Ski Arena


The alpine competition area in Are already has all the necessary facilities; however, there are plans to develop the area further.
Are will use one competition area, with one finish area for all races. A chairlift from the finish area to just below Stövelbranten, a  chair lift from VM-platån to the Ladies Downhill start are planned. An extension of the final tunnel that provides free passage under the race course, from the training course to the chair lift is also planned. A building of approximately 1500 m2 that can house the sub media centre, race office, VIP garage and/or hospitality will be available during the competition. There will also be improvements to the snow making system in both the Ladies Downhill course and in the training area in Duved.


The planned construction start for the abovementioned improvements is the autumn of 2014. They will be completed by the test event in 2018.
The training courses will be located in Åre and Duved, and ski testing tracks will be located close to the race arena in Åre. Unconditional use of the competition area, training courses and ski lifts has been granted by the ski resort’s owner, Skistar AB Åre.


The athletes’ village is located with walking distance of the competition area. Almost all the teams will be accommodated here, with easy access to training, races and the town square.
"The athletes’ village in Åre, with ski in–ski out and everything in one place makes life easier for athletes during championships, as logistics often use up a great deal of energy. It is also more enjoyable to be able to meet each other off the slopes as well", Maria Pietilä Holmner, Giant Slalom silver medalist FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, Are 2007.
The alpine competition area in Åre is designed to produce minimal disruption to the destination’s other guests. Even when training and racing, the arena is designed for easy access in all possible situations, with almost no barriers to the surrounding areas, such as the training and ski testing tracks.

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