Monday, September 21, 2009

FIS Race Directors Visit Vail Valley For 2015 World Championships Inspection

While the December 4-6 Audi Birds of Prey World Cup Race Week in Beaver Creek features the top men's ski racers from around the world, the Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Resorts played host to both men's and women's FIS Race Dirctors last week as Guenter Hujara (Men's World Cup) and Atle Skaardal (Women's World Cup) paid a visit in conjunction with the Beaver Creek/Vail 2015 FIS World Championships bid.

Bid organizers took advantage of the two officials being in North America for inspections for both the Vancouver Olympics and the Aspen Ladies World Cup event to solicit input and outline potential options for the 2015 bid.

Over the course of the two days, Hujara and Skaardal, along with 2015 bid committee members and key staff from the Vail Valley Foundation and Vail Resorts, looked at the Birds of Prey finish area and walked the proposed women's Giant Slalom and Slalom course on Giant Steps in Vail.

On tap next for the 2015 bid is a presentation to the FIS inspection committee by the Foundation's Ceil Folz and Michael Imhof this Wednesday at the fall meetings in Zurich.



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