We are on count down for one of the most anticipated event in Andorra this year: the Ski World Cup Finals (men and women) alpine skiing, which after the Olympic Winter Games and the Alpine Ski World Championships, is the most important competition in this discipline. From March the 11th to the 17th enjoy with the 25 best skiers in the world.
Keep reading and do not miss any details.
On the 11/03 and 12/03: workouts on the track. The 13th and 14th: Descent and Supergiant Finals, men and women, in the Àliga. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the competition moves to the Avet track where Slalom and Giant Slalom races will take place, both in men’s and women’s categories.
A World Cup slopes
The finals will be held on the Avet slope (Soldeu sector) for the Slalom and Giant Slalom disciplines and in the Àliga course (El Tarter sector and at the foot of the hotel) for the speed categories: Downhill and Super-G. This last track allows reach speeds of 120 km/hour.
Tracks of both slopes have been approved by the FIS and have already hosted some of the most important alpine skiing competitions, such as the finals of the European Cup in 2018 for men and women or the Women’s World Cup in 2016 and in 2012.
To be able to host the World Cup Finals of alpine skiing, some improvement works have been done, investing in innovation to be up to date and to be able to offer the best facilities and services. But the most significant change can be found in in the Avet slope, in which an infrastructure of 16,000 m2 has been created overflying the river, to condition the foot of the slopes. This platform will give skiers a wider braking area, at the same time that it enables a larger bleacher area with capacity for up to 1,500 spectators and parking space for 450 vehicles that will solve parking problems and connect the town of Soldeu with the slopes.
The Finals après-ski
As it can not be missed out in an event of the size of a World Cup Finals, there will be a Village with various activities. In L’Abarset del Tarter, the place to be in Grandvalira when the ski station is closed, lives shows will take place to continue enjoying the day after watching the best skiers in the world.