Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ladies' Alpine Ski World Cup Slalom in Flachau

Today 12th of January the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup once again comes to Flachau (Austria). Flachau is well known as a proven venue of numerous important ski events. Since 1993, World Cup and Europa Cup races the World Cup Finale 2002 as well as the junior WM 2007 (together with Zauchensee) were successfully staged Thousands of spectators celebrated each time a great ski celebration.

Flachau (AUT)
January 12th Slalom / Ladies

The cancelled ladies' AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Giant slalom and Slalom races from Ofterschwang (GER) will be rescheduled in Flachau (AUT) with the following programme:

January 15th Giant Slalom / Ladies
January 17th Giant Slalom / Ladies

Last year more than 15'000 spectators flocked into town on Tuesday evening for the 5thnight slalom race staged in Flachau. Sweden's Frida Hansdotter took advantage of a 0.23 second lead from the first run to remain in first place after a very solid second run under the floodlights. She posted a combined winning time of 1:49.59, while runner-up of the day Slovenia's Tina Maze was 0.61 seconds off the pace. USA's Mikaela Shiffrin, who was 8th after the first run, put everything on the line to finally get on the podium, just a mere 0.02 seconds behind Maze.

Flachau is located in the Salzburger Sportwelt (skiing from 1.000 up to 2.200 m height). With its 9 ski resorts (Flachau, St.Johann/Alpendorf, Wagrain, Zauchensee-Flachauwinkl, Flachauwinkl/Kleinarl, Radstadt/Altenmarkt,Eben, Filzmoos, Goldegg), 99 lifts and 350 kilometres of pistes (140 blue, 170 red, 40 black), the Salzburger Sportwelt surpasses all your skiing expectations. Salzburger Sportwelt is the home of Hermann Maier, Andreas Schifferer, the successful snowboarding Riegler sisters and the ski legend Annemarie Moser-Pröll.
Flachau is a member of the Ski Amadé, Austria’s biggest ski alliance: one ski ticket for 5 ski regions (Salzburger Sportwelt, Schladming-Dachstein, Gastein, Grossarltal and Hochkönig) with 860 km of slopes (280 blue, 483 red, 97 black) and 270 lifts. 80 percent of slopes (equal to about 690 kilometres) are serviceable by snowmaking equipment. The area is named in honour of the city of Salzburg´s most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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