The Audi Fis Ski World Cup 2015 in Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina d'Ampezzo hosts the Audi Fis Ski World Cup

From 16 January 2015 to 19 January 2015

Cortina d'Ampezzo will host the ladies Ski World Cup on 17 and 18 January 2015. The two days of sport will be accompanied by different events and will make once again Cortina a crucial place for the world of professional ski. This event could become for many fans of winter sports the best way of discovering the beautiful Cortina, the jewel of the Dolomites.

 

Cortina D'Ampezzo is known as the Queen of the Dolomites. Placed at 1224m above the sea level it is a renowned winter and summer holiday resort surrounded by an incredible landscape. The city is located in the Ampezzo wide valley, a valley encircled by the magnificence of the Dolomites, which have been part of the UNESCO's World Heritage since 2009. Some of the peaks around Cortina, such as the Tofane, the Faloria, the Cristallo and the Cinque Torri, are among the most spectacular of the Alps. Thanks to its superb location, the city in the years has become one of the most loved, prestigious and visited resorts of the Dolomites. Cortina is a welcoming city, with a great tradition as a holiday resort and an excellent offer of facilities and activities for its visitors. Turists from around the world come every year attracted by its landscapes, its ski area and its atmosphere. Cortina has a lot to offer, also to those who do not belong to the world of skiing. Cultural sites, cozy hotels, shops and art galleries are only a part of the range of alternative activities thought to keep happy every type of visitor.

 

The Audi Fis Ski World Cup, on 17 and 18 January 2015, will challenge the athletes with a Downhill and a Super G competition. On this occasion, as every year since 1993, Cortina will become one of the stages of the Ski World Cup and will offer to its visitors the opportunity to support the champions directly on the slope. Since the winter Olympics of 1956, the first winter Olympic games to be held in Italy, Cortina d'Ampezzo represents a world-known sport venue for winter sports. Every year professional athletes and ski lovers from around world come to enjoy its ski opportunities, surrounded by some of the most astonishing peaks of the Alps. Cortina d'Ampezzo is part of the Dolomiti Superski, the biggest ski area in the world, which offers 1,200 km of slopes divided into 12 zones.

 

The slope of the races is called 'Olympia delle Tofane'. It alternates fast and steep parts to others more flat and all the turns are different. The start is located at the feet of the Tofane mountains, a beautiful place with an enchanting panorama, and the slope is entirely illuminated by the sun. The athletes will be challenged by quick turns at the beginning, the Duca d'Aosta jump with a fly of 40 meters, right and left turns and very technical and difficult turn called 'Grande Curva'.

 

The Audi Fis Ski World Cup in Cortina will have its official opening on 16 January. The most important events, though, will be the Downhill competition on 17 January, starting at 10:30, and the Super G on the following day, starting at 11:00.

 

For those who do not want to miss the chance of supporting the champions during the downhill, there are tickets available online, with different ticketing solutions. Since 2014 the slope offers two new tribunes installed at the finish area, the first is a standing tribune for Fans, while the other is a seat tribune and access to it is granted by the VIP Packages. Another possibility is 'La Terrazza', a temporary crystal tent in the finish area, where the catering is provided by a pool of local restaurants. The service includes breakfast, aperitif and lunch. Moreover, another location to see the competition is 'El Camineto' , an exclusive reataurant 200m away from the finish area. Here visitors will find a hospitality area offering aperitif and lunch. Both packages allow to use the free shuttle service for spectators.

 

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

By Insidecom Editorial Staff