Thursday, February 6, 2020

Chamonix Preview

The Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley hosts two Men World Cup events on "La Verte des Houches": a Slalom and a Parallel Giant Slalom. The best skiers in the world have come together on the Verte des Houches to compete in the 20th edition of Kandahar.
Chamonix hosted the first winter Olympic Games in 1924, and in 1937 the World Championships were held on the pistes of Les Houches.
The Kandahar event has been part of the valley’s history.
Created in 1928, it was the first international alpine competition to combine Downhill and Slalom events. The Arlberg Kandahar takes place successively at St. Anton (Austria), Garmisch Partenkirschen (Germany) and, since 1948, at Chamonix Mont Blanc in France. The ski piste known as ‘La Verte’ in Les Houches has been reconfigured to host the Parallel Giant Slalom.
The first World Cup Race took place in Chamonix in 1968. After a 4 year break, the World Cup returns to the city of Mont Blanc.


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