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Fis Alpine World Ski Championships 2015

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015
Host city Vail / Beaver Creek,
Colorado, U.S.
Events 11
Opening ceremony February 2
Closing ceremony February 15
Main venue Beaver Creek
Website vailbeavercreek2015.com
Beaver<br>Creek is located in United States
Beaver<br>Creek
Beaver
Creek
Location in the United States

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015 are scheduled for February 2–15 in the United States, at Vail / Beaver Creek, Colorado.[1]

Athletes from over 70 nations are expected, with a worldwide television audience of an estimated 1 billion and an onsite media and broadcast entourage of approximately 1,500. Competition is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 3, and conclude on Sunday, February 15, covering 13 days and two weekends. There will be five men’s and five women’s individual races, along with the nation’s team event, featuring a parallel giant slalom format. The team event will be run at Vail and the other ten competitions are scheduled for Beaver Creek, on or near the Birds of Prey course.

These are the third world championships for Vail / Beaver Creek, which previously hosted in 1989 and 1999. All the events in 1989 were held at Vail, and 1999 had events at both resorts, seven at Vail and three at Beaver Creek. Also in Colorado, Aspen hosted in 1950, which were the first championships held outside of Europe, and the first to include the giant slalom event.

Finalists

All three finalists for 2015 had attempted to host the 2013 championships, which were awarded in 2008 to Austria.[2]

City Country Votes Previous championships hosted
Vail / Beaver Creek, Colorado  United States 8 1999, 1989 (Vail only),
orig. 1976 Winter Olympics (withdrawn 1972)
Cortina d'Ampezzo  Italy 4 1956 Winter Olympics, 1941 (later withdrawn)
St. Moritz   Switzerland 3 2003, 1974, 1948 Winter Olympics, 1934

The winner was selected at the FIS Congress in Antalya, Turkey, on June 3, 2010.
Vail/Beaver Creek won in the first round with 8 votes to Cortina's 4 and St. Moritz's 3.

A new women's downhill course was built adjacent to the men's Birds of Prey course at Beaver Creek.[3]

Course information

Course information – (metric/feet)
Day Date Time
(UTC-7)
Race Start
elevation
Finish
elevation
Vertical
drop
Course
length
Gates Maximum
gradient
Course
name
Sky
Tue 03-Feb 11:00 Women's super-G 3320 m / 10890 ft 2730 m / 8954 ft 590 m / 1935 ft 1.830 km / 1.137 mi 57% (30.0°) Raptor
Wed 04-Feb 11:00 Men's super-G 3337 m / 10945 ft 2730 m / 8954 ft 671 m / 2201 ft 1.879 km / 1.167 mi 68% (32.3°) Birds of Prey
Fri 06-Feb 11:00 Women's downhill 3440 m / 11283 ft 2730 m / 8954 ft 710 m / 2329 ft 3.050 km / 1.895 mi 59% (30.5°) Raptor
Sat 07-Feb 11:00 Men's downhill 3483 m / 11424 ft 2730 m / 8954 ft 753 m / 2470 ft 2.623 km / 1.629 mi 63% (32.3°) Birds of Prey
Sun 08-Feb 10:00 Men's super combined – Downhill 3483 m / 11424 ft 2730 m / 8954 ft 753 m / 2470 ft 2.623 km / 1.629 mi 63% (32.3°) Birds of Prey
14:15 Men's super combined – Slalom 2935 m / 9627 ft 2724 m / 8935 ft 211 m / 692 ft 0.690 km / 0.429 mi 50% (26.7°)
Mon 09-Feb 10:00 Women's super combined – Downhill 3440 m / 11283 ft 2730 m / 8954 ft 710 m / 2329 ft 3.050 km / 1.895 mi 59% (30.5°) Raptor
14:15 Women's super combined – Slalom 2911 m / 9548 ft 2724 m / 8935 ft 182 m / 613 ft 0.640 km / 0.398 mi 46% (24.8°)
Tue 10-Feb 14:15 Team event m /  ft m /  ft m /  ft m /  ft
Thu 12-Feb 10:15
14:15
Women's giant slalom – Run 1
Women's giant slalom – Run 2
3077 m / 10093 ft 2724 m / 8935 ft 353 m / 1158 ft 1.305 km / 0.811 mi
50% (26.7°)
Fri 13-Feb 10:15
14:15
Men's giant slalom – Run 1
Men's giant slalom – Run 2
3124 m / 10247 ft 2724 m / 8935 ft 400 m / 1312 ft 1.490 km / 0.926 mi
50% (26.7°)
Sat 16-Feb 10:00
14:15
Women's slalom – Run 1
Women's slalom – Run 2
2911 m / 9548 ft 2724 m / 8935 ft 187 m / 613 ft 0.640 km / 0.398 mi
46% (24.8°)
Sun 15-Feb 10:15
14:15
Men's slalom – Run 1
Men's slalom – Run 2
2935 m / 9627 ft 2724 m / 8935 ft 211 m / 692 ft 0.690 km / 0.429 mi
50% (25.7°)

Source:[4]

References

  1. ^ Vail/Beaver Creek will host the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships.
  2. ^ FIS-Ski.com 5 May 2009 article on the applicants for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015. - accessed 2009-05-05
  3. ^ bcworldcup.com - birdsofprey/info/races/2015-world-championships - accessed 2010-12-18
  4. ^ "Course maps". Vail Beaver Creek 2015. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 

External links

  • Official website
  • Cortina d'Ampezzo 2015 website (English) & (Italian)
  • St. Moritz 2015 website (English) & (German)
  • Vail/Beaver Creek 2015 official merchandise website

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