Friday, June 6, 2014

Aspen to host 2017 FIS Alpine World Cup Finals

The International Skiing Federation (FIS) announced yesterday that Aspen will host the 2017 FIS Alpine World Cup Finals, bringing the international competition to the United States for the first time since 1997.
The event will bring the world’s top 30 female and male athletes in each alpine ski racing discipline to compete in a total of nine events.
"It's very exciting", said John Rigney, Aspen Skiing Co.’s vice president of sales and events. "It's a big deal".
"The World Cup finals is the big finish of the season for the racing community", Rigney said. "It’ll be awesome to have both the men and women".
Aspen Mountain hasn’t hosted a men’s World Cup race since the 2001-02 season.
Vail hosted the World Cup Finals in 1997. It was the last city in the United States to host the event.
Aspen beat out bids from Lenzerheide, Switzerland and Soldeu in Andorra.

Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) operates the four mountains in the Aspen/Snowmass area - Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk - as well as the award-winning Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass.

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