The Avet course is where the Slalom and Giant Slalom categories take place, and in 2012 it was chosen to host the races for the Ladies Alpine Ski World Cup. The competition stage takes place in Soldeu, and its classic layout was approved by the International Ski Federation (FIS) in October 2007. For the 2019 Alpine Ski World Cup finals, the finish area has been modified with an incredible skiable platform at the bottom of the Avet course and the town of Soldeu.
The course can be reached via the eight-person Soldeu gondola and the six-person Soldeu ski lift. It faces the north-west, guaranteeing the quality of the snow. You can see the town of Soldeu, where the finishing line is, from the descent and during a large part of the course. This means the entire course is perfectly visible and may even be followed from the windows of the sunniest rooms in the majority of the hotels.
The 2012 World Cup skiers enjoyed the Avet course so much that German skier Maria Hölf-Riesch, World Cup champion for the 2010-11 season, admitted that 'it's the best Giant course on the circuit'.