Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals. Meribel 2015

World Cup Finals 2015, Meribel (FRA).
Méribel the french ski resort located at the heart of the 3 Valleys, will give France the opportunity to host for the first time the Skiing World Cup Finals from the 18th to the 22nd March 2015.
Thanks to the International Ski Federation (FIS) and with the support of the French Ski Federation (FFS), Méribel will host the Finals of the Alpine Ski World Cup Finals. An incredible opportunity for this fantastic Savoyard ski resort, to build on its reputation as an organiser of major sporting events. This competition will see the top 25 men and women compete in all alpine disciplines only one month after the Alpine World Championships.
The Season Finals are always a special event for the ski family. Not only is it an exciting sprint to finish as athletes compete for the World Cup Overall Titles, it is also a chance for the entire Alpine family to come together one last time before the off-season arrives.

2015 World Cup Finals Program:

Tuesday, March 17th. Opening Ceremony. 18:00. La Chaudanne Finish area
Wednesday, March 18th Downhill. Men 9:30 / Ladies 11:30
Thursday, March 19th Super G. Men 9:30 / Ladies 11:30
Friday, March 20th. Nations Team Event / Mixed 10:30
Saturday, March 21st Slalom Ladies. 1st Run 9:00 - 2nd Run 11:30
Saturday, March 21st Giant Slalom Men. 1st Run 10:00 - 2nd Run 12:30
Sunday, March 22nd Slalom Men. 1st Run 9:00 - 2nd Run 11:30
Sunday, March 22nd Giant Slalom Ladies. 1st Run 10:00 - 2nd Run 12:30


Meribel is home to the formidable Roc De Fer racecourse for Men and Women.
The Roc De Fer features a vertical drop of 817 meters and a length of 3080 meters. With lower starting gates,will be used for the Super-G, Giant Slalom and Slalom races. The Roc De Fer contains an average gradient of 30 percent, and a maximum inclination of 60 %.
"In general, the pistes will be brilliant for these finals. It will be a great playground for everyone. As for my best events, I think the GS will be a good one. 2 relatively easy gates to start, then a small wall and a big right. More undulating terrain before the big final wall, long but not too steep. It could be similar to Sölden. The slalom also takes place on this wall, quite nice really", explained Alexis Pinturault.
"It’s quite nice. The first 5 gates before the tunnel are undulating, it starts quite chilled out but you quickly get to the technical part! After that its non-stop till the end, it doesn’t ease off. It’s a technical piste which could be complicated depending on the snow conditions", said Marion Rolland.

Access: The lower part of the course is accessible using 2 chairlifts: Plan de l’Homme and Roc de Fer and the start of the downhill by the Olympic Express. Under the Super G start, a 52 m tunnel allows tourists and spectators safe passage.

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