Next weekend the Ski World Cup re-starts in the beautiful mountains of Crans-Montana, Switzerland. The ladies will catch up the Alpine Combined cancelled from Altenmarkt-Zauchensee and will also compete in the Super G and another Alpine Combined event.
Crans-Montana is a famous ski resort in the Swiss Alps located in the French-speaking part of “Canton Vallese”. Oriented towards South, the resort is almost fully sun-drenched. For this reason, most of the ski tracks are provided by an artificial snow cover system to obtain the best conditions and an even snow coverage.
After competing in the World Championship at St. Moritz, the ladies go back to compete for the Ski World Cup between the 24th and 26th of February. The race takes place on the spectacular Mont Lachaux track, which twists its route from the Cry d’Err, crosses the forests and comes down to Barzettes. This hard track is characterized by curves, narrow passages, jumps and long crossings through the forest. The first Alpine Combined will take place on Friday morning and has been added to the schedule as a replacement for the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee date, cancelled last month due to meteorological reasons.
This year Crans-Montana celebrates 3 important anniversaries:
- 50 years of the Ski World Cup
- 40 years of the Ski World Cup hosted in Crans-Montana
- 30 years of the World Ski Championships in Crans-Montana
To celebrate these milestone, a large number of events have been organised. Starting with the fabulous night descent, lighted by Led torches, everyone with skies is welcome and open to all ages of the public, on Thursday 23rd. On each day there will be special events to entertain the public among Live Dj sets, fireworks, air shows, parades and flower ceremonies and to complete this spectacular race weekend, Jacuzzi, as an official even sponsor will make an appearance cheering up the spectators with its wellness & spa centre.