Following the organizational success of the two women’s World Cup events that took place last year, the largest ski area in the Pyrenees is preparing to host the final stages of the FIS Alpine Skiing European Cup.
From March 12 to 18, the best skiers and skiers of the continent will meet in Grandvalira to live a few days of intense competition, sport and nerves to know who will finish on the podium.
In the men’s and women’s finals of the European Cup various tests of 4 different disciplines will be held: slalom, giant slalom, descent and super giant. During these, the skiers will have to complete in the shortest possible time incredible routes with curves, large descents and even obstacles (as in the case of slalom).
Avet and Áliga: two emblematic slopes
The finals of the FIS European Cup that will take place throughout the week, on the Avet and the Àliga slopes, two mythical slopes for the skiers on the circuit and will also be protagonists of this competition.
The Avet slope, with an end in the town of Soldeu, has a length of 1,259 m and a northwest orientation that guarantees the quality of its snow. Its layout was approved by the International Ski Federation in 2007 and since then it has become a classic of skiing competitions.
The Àliga slope is one of the Grandvalira icons, as its SG and SL descents form a cross like its logo. It is located in the sector of Tarter, just 200m away from your room in the El Tarter hotel, which will allow you to get closer to see how the skiers descend without worrying about transport or see them comfortably from the terrace room if you prefer!
If, like us, you don’t want to miss anything during these days, stay very attentive to the program of the event:
March 14th from 9.30h to 12h30: Giant male category
March 15th from 9.30h to 12h30: Slalom male category
March 16th from 9.30h to 12h30: Giant female category
March 17th from 9.30h to 12h30: slalom female category slalom
March 12th at 10 o’clock: DH trainings female category
March 13th at 10 o’clock: DH trainings female category
March 14th at 10 o’clock: Downhill female category
March 15th at 10 o’clock: Super giant female category
March 16th at 10am: Super giant male category
March 17th at 10am: DH trainings male category
March 18th at 10 o’clock: dDH Male category
Book your ski holiday to Andorra with us and do’nt miss one of the greatest events of the season, and the final challenge of Grandvalira before hosting the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in 2019.