Monday, March 14, 2016

Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals. St. Moritz 2016


St. Moritz, will host the Skiing World Cup Finals from the 16th to the 20nd March 2016.
At the end of the World Cup Season 2015-2016 the best racers in Alpine ski sport gather in St.Moritz to compete in the final races They determine the winners for the individual disciplines, who will be awarded the coveted crystal balls.
The location of the World Cup Final is always the World Chamiponship destination of the following year; this is the big test for the organising team of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship 2017: they can test the design of the runs for the individual disciplines as well as infrastructure, concepts and strategies for the World Ski Championship and make adjustments where necessary that will benefit the World Championship races.


St Moritz has hosted the Championships on four previous occasions since first staging them in 1934. After two Olympic Winter Games – the only ones ever held in Switzerland – and four Alpine World Ski Championships (1934, 1948, 1974 and 2003), St. Moritz is looking to run in 2017 the World Ski Championships for a fifth time – a feat that knows no equal elsewhere in the world, and which but serves to confirm the Engadiners' standing at the forefront of international winter tourism.
In addition to thrilling competitions, the spectators can look forward to a varied program of events: in the finishing area there will be a village with food stands to cater for the public, there will be entertainment and above all an exciting atmosphere generated by the stadium TV station and music.
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.

St. Moritz (SUI)
WC Finals 2016

March 16th Downhill / Ladies & Men
March 17th Super G / Ladies & Men
March 18th Team / Mixed
March 19th Giant Slalom / Men
March 19th Slalom / Ladies
March 20th Slalom / Men
March 20th Giant Slalom / Ladies

St. Moritz is more than just a holiday resort. It was also the birthplace of Alpine winter holidays in 1864. Nevertheless, St. Moritz first became famous thanks to its mineral springs, which were discovered 3,000 years ago and established the town as a summer spa resort early on.
St. Moritz, lies on the south side of the Alps, in the Upper Engadine Valley, at an elevation of 1,856 m, boasts plenty of sunny days. It was exactly this sun that was legally protected as the emblem of St. Moritz in 1930. St. Moritz was often ahead of the times - for example, the first electric light went on at Christmastime in 1878, the first golf tournament in the Alps took place here, in 1889 and one of the first ski lifts in Switzerland began running in 1935.
St Moritz is Switzerland's most famous exclusive winter resort: glitzy, expensive, and fashionable. Few ski destinations can claim even one five-star hotel, but this sunny Swiss lakeside resort boasts five, including the all-suites Carlton, located in Tsar Nicolai II’s former vacation house. St. Moritz Dorf in the hillside over the lake includes Via Serlas’s jet-set shooping "luxury mile", with boutiques like Emilio Pucci, Gucci, Chanel or jewelleries like Bucherer, Cartier or Chopard. St. Moritz Bad, at the lake’s foot, hides local gems among its shops, restaurants and hotels.
The valley offers nine ski areas accessed with a single ski pass. Several of them are connected by lifts; the rest are connected by bus. The Engadine Ski Paradise: St. Moritz-Corviglia, Corvatsch, Diavolezza are synonymous with breathtaking and unforgettable skiing experiences. 60 modern transportation facilities open up on 350 km of snow covered runs at altitudes from 1,800 to 3,300 metres above sea level of slopes in nine different skiing areas with 37 mountain restaurants.

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