FIS SKI WORLD CUP FINALS ANDORRA '23
Soldeu - El Tarter
Andorra will offer more safety than ever for the 2023 World Cup Finals and in its bid to host the 2029 World Ski Championships
The cumulative experience of the European Cup Finals and the 2019 World Cup Finals gives Andorra a serious chance of hosting the World Ski Championships.
The main figures for the European circuit finals indicate a participation of 200 skiers from 19 countries, 190 volunteers, 110 communication professionals and 867 hours of work.
Andorra is working to ensure greater safety than ever at the two major international events on the Alpine skiing calendar: the 2023 World Cup Finals, scheduled for 13 to 19 March, and in the country’s bid this May to host the 2029 World Ski Championships.
The ski area of Grandvalira in Andorra has been the venue for several top-level sporting events in recent years in the alpine skiing, speed skiing and freestyle skiing categories.
Following the success of the 2012 and 2016 Alpine Skiing World Cups,the 2019 World Cup Finals and the 2022 European Cup Finals , the largest resort in Southern Europe is back in action holding the World Cup Finals 2023 from 13 to 19 March.
The sporting legacy that has been built has allowed the Principality of Andorra to face the challenge of presenting itself as a candidate to host the 2029 Alpine World Ski Championships.
For the first time in history, Andorra has the guarantees and opportunity to opt for holding one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world.
This has been the path that has taken us to where we are today:
The Àliga and Avet courses in Soldeu–El Tarter form a compact venue that in recent years has been the epicentre of high-level competitions, such as Europa Cups, Europa Cup Finals, World Cups, and World Cup Finals. The next goal is the 2022 Europa Cup Finals.
Avet, in Grandvalira – Soldeu, is the course for technical races.
The giant slalom course has a drop of 416 metres, while the slalom course drops 210 metres.
The course is oriented towards the northeast, which guarantees quality snow. In Soldeu, the arrival area is connected to the town of Soldeu through a 14,000-square-metre skiable platform that offers all necessary comforts and services for the sporting family, professionals involved in events, and spectators.
Speed races are held on the Àliga course, in the El Tarter sector.
The old and the new Àliga courses form an X when seen from above exactly like the one in the Grandvalira logo. The competition area is located in Grandvalira–El Tarter.
With its highest starting point at 2,476 metres, it is 2.7 kilometres long and has a maximum drop in altitude of 751 metres. Skiers can reach speeds in excess of 120 km/h.
Bid for the World Alpine Skiing World Cup 2029