SPEED SKIING WORLD CUP 2017

FROM 06 TO 09 APRIL

THE RACE

RIBERAL SLOPE

RIBERAL SLOPE

From 6 to 9 April 2017 Grandvalira will play host to the fastest skiers in the world for the three final trials of the Speed Skiing World Cup. The resort has previously hosted five consecutive editions of the World Cup trials, along with the Speed Skiing World Championships in 2016. During the 2016 edition, in which 70 skiers from 15 different countries took part, the slope was in perfect condition but the snow was fresh, which meant the slope record of 185.19 km/h could not be broken.

This season’s trial will take place on the Riberal slope in Grandvalira’s Grau Roig sector and will once again feature a tower some 10 metres high by 18 metres long. Upon exiting this tower, skiers will be able to reach speeds of around 200 km/h. The competition will be divided into two separate trials: the first, which incorporates the championships of the Pyrenees and Andorra in a single trial, will take place on 2 April; while the second will take place from 3 to 8 April and feature the best skiers in the SDH (Downhill) discipline and S1 (Speed One), the sport’s premier category. Over the course of these final days no fewer than three World Cups, one Spanish Championship and two French Championships will be contested.

The Riberal slope, which is the only facility in southern Europe that is capable of hosting competitions of this type, is a total of 900 metres long and has a run-out area of some 450 metres. The difference between its highest and lowest points is 200 metres (the altitude of the slope is 2,538 metres at the top and 2,338 metres at the bottom), in addition to the 10-metre start tower. These and other technical characteristics, such as the maximum gradient of 74%, will enable skiers to reach speeds of around 200 km/h.

 

  • HISTORY

    Speed skiing is a discipline that combines speed, technique, advanced equipment and human skill. It is one of the oldest forms of competition in the world of skiing, with a history that stretches back more than a century to the time when gold-miners and loggers began to organize meets and competitions in America's Rocky Mountains. The first official competition took place in 1930 in Saint Moritz, where the Austrian skier Leo GASPERL set the inaugural world record of 139 km/h. Thanks to advancements in ski equipment, in 1978 Steve McKINNEY became the first person to reach 200 km/h, in Portillo, Chile. Two years later, the discipline announced its arrival on the global stage with the launch of the first worldwide circuit. Today, the current world speed records are held by Valentia Greggio 247,083 km/h, and Ivan ORIGONE 254,958 km/h.

WORLD CUP INFORMATION

  • Schedule

 

06 APRIL 2017

SPEEDSKIING WORLD CUPS GRANDVALIRA I, II & III

  • 09Hs. Free Training.

  • 10.30Hs. 1st Run.

  • 12Hs. 2rd Run.

  • 13.30Hs. CAPTAIN MEETING at the finish area.

 

07 APRIL 2017

SPEEDSKIING WORLD CUP GRANDVALIRA I

  • 09Hs. 1st Classification Run.

  • 10.30HS. ½ Finals.

  • 12Hs. FINALS.

 

SPEEDSKIING WORLD CUP GRANDVALIRA II

  • 14Hs. CAPTAIN MEETING Speedskiing WC II

 

08 APRIL 2017

SPEEDSKIING WORLD CUP GRANDVALIRA II

  • 09Hs. 1st Classification Run.

  • 10.30Hs. ½ Finals.

  • 12Hs. FINALS.

SPEEDSKIING WORLD CUP GRANDVALIRA III

  • 14Hs. CAPTAIN MEETING Speedskiing WC III

 

09 APRIL 2017

SKIING WORLD CUP GRANDVALIRA III

  • 09Hs. 1st Classification Run.

  • 10.30Hs. ½ Finals.

  • 12Hs. FINALS.

  • 13.30Hs. PRICE GIVING CEREMONY. Finish Area.

PRESS

Welcome to Grandvalira's press room!

Here you can find all info you need in order to covering the Speed Skiing World Cup 2017 scheduled from 06 to 09 April 2017 at Grau Roig sector.

PRESS RELEASES

Check all the press releases that we have published about the Speed Skiing World Cup 2017 at Grandvalira, on the Riberal slope of the Grau Roig sector.

COMO LLEGAR

  • ACCES

    HOW TO GET HERE ON SKIS

    To get to the slope on your skis, see the plan of lifts and slopes at Grandvalira and select your circuit.

    Grandvalira-Grau Roig

    TSD6 Coma Blanca * CHAIR LIFT

    Menera SLOPE

    Grandvalira-Pas de la Casa

    TSD6 Font Negre CHAIR LIFT

    Pista Llarga SLOPE

GALLERIES

Galleries SPEED SKIING WORLD CUP 2017

 

COMITTEE

Organizing Committee:

  • Chairman: Veronica Canals

    Race Director: Juan José Gardella

    Tecnic Director: Nadal Antor

    Race chief: Àlex Antor

    Operations Director: Phillip Borel

    Financial Director: Xavier Carrull

    Marketing Director: Elisabeth Perez

    Secretary: Severin Bousquet

    Press & Social Media: Irene Casasayas

    Advertising & Ceremonies: Bàrbara Travesset

    FAE: Carles Visa
     

Jury:

  • DT FIS: Marco Cocci ITA

  • Race Director: Juan José Gardella AND

CONTACT

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