Three Weekends of World Cup Ski Racing- Go!

We are proud to meet the challenge of organising eight races in three weeks.

This Saturday sees the first of three weekends in a row of FIS World Cup ski races in Val D’Isere, kicking off with Men’s speed events on the Oreiller Killy course from 2nd December. Warmer temperatures than anticipated in Beaver Creek, Colarado meant that there simply wasn’t enough snow to hold the event there, so FIS officials made the difficult decision to move the event to snow-sure Val D’Isere instead (more on this here). Here is a breakdown of the first weekend of races;

2nd December 2016: Men’s Super-G (replacement Beaver Creek)
3rd December 2016: Men’s Downhill (replacement Beaver Creek)
4th December 2016: Men’s Giant Slalom (replacement Beaver Creek)

For more information on this stage of FIS World Cup racing check out our events pages.

The following weekend is the start of the highly anticipated 61st Criterium De La Premiere Neige, itself an intense sporting event  with  5 ski world cup races, starting with the mens speed events on the legendary Face de Bellevard.

10th December 2016: Men’s Giant Slalom
11th December 2016: Men’s Slalom

The final weekend of high speed events is the women’s races on the Oreiller Killy course, and the programme is as follows;

16th December 2016: Ladies’ Alpine Combined
17th December 2016: Ladies’ Downhill
18th December 2016: Ladies’ Super-G

Take a look at our events page for a more detailed breakdown of timings and events.

“We’re really sad for our friends in Beaver Creek. We know too well all the hard work that has to go into organising a World Cup race and the loss in energy, time, and money that a cancellation represents.” Says Vincent Jay, director of Val d’Isère’s Club des Sports “Ski racing has been in our genes for the past 60 years. In the past we have organised countless World Cup races and we can do this at short notice when we have to. We are proud to meet the challenge of organising eight races in three weeks.”

Katie Downs

EDGE Magazine is your guide to a ski holiday, working or living around Tignes, Val d'Isere, Bourg Saint Maurice, Les Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosiere, Peisey Vallandry & Sainte Foy. Our website www.edgemag.net is packed full of useful live information, regularly updated features and interviews with something for everyone...snow-lovers, starter snowboarders, seasoned skiers, serious apres-skiers, seasonaires and locals. Pick up a copy of our magazine from December in loads of places in each resort including bars, restaurants, shops, cafes and airport transfer vans too. For more information and to request a media pack e-mail info@edgemag.net. We'd love to hear from you!

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