Friday, November 20, 2015

Aspen, Beaver Creek and Lake Louise Races Confirmed


The Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup continues in North America at Aspen, Beaver Creek and Lake Louise next week.
Thanks to favorable weather, all three North America venues have now received green light for their races.
Following today's official snow control, the men’s races scheduled in Beaver Creek are now confirmed. After highly successful Audi FIS World Ski Championships in February 2015, the Birds of Prey is now ready to host the regular Alpine World Cup Tour as every year at the very beginning of December.
The Birds of Prey was the Men's racecourse for the 2015 World Championships. It is regarded as one of the most difficult downhill courses in the world and features a vertical drop of 757 meters. With lower starting gates, it is also used for Super-G, Giant Slalom and Slalom races.
The Birds of Prey is host to the only men's Alpine Skiing World Cup in the United States.
Beaver Creek’s Birds of Prey racecourse was built during the summer of 1997 in preparation for the 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships. Designed by Olympic Downhill gold medalist Bernhard Russi of Switzerland, Birds of Prey starts west of the top of Chair 8 and finishes at the bottom of Red Tail at the confluence of Chairs 10 and 11. The course features a vertical drop of 710 meters and contains an average gradient of 27 percent, increasing to 45 percent in the middle of the course and again in the final third of the course.

Lake Louise (CAN)
November 28th Downhill / Men
November 29th Super G / Men

Aspen (USA)
November 27th Giant Slalom / Ladies
November 28th rescheduled Slalom / Ladies
November 29th Slalom / Ladies

Lake Louise (CAN)
December 4th Downhill / Ladies
December 5th Downhill / Ladies
December 6th Super G / Ladies

Beaver Creek (USA)
December 4th Downhill / Men
December 5th Super G / Men
December 6th Giant Slalom / Men

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