Alpine Ski Racing

Crans-Montana Hosts Three Back-To-Back World Cup Ski Races From Friday

The Swiss resort of Crans-Montana is hosting three Alpine World Cup women’s ski races starting on Friday February 21 with the re-scheduled replacement downhill for Rosa Khutor in Russia (cancelled due to heavy snowfall) meaning back to back days of women’s downhill races in the resort.

On Saturday February 22, the top women’s downhill skiers will compete in the Crans-Montana Downhill on the Mont-Lachaux piste, often regarded as the toughest course on the women’s circuit.

Sunday February 23 will see the Alpine Combined competition, a mixture of Super G and slalom races, testing both the skills required for high-speed skiing with the technical discipline of the tight gates on the steep slalom course.

With current overall World Cup leader, Michaela Shiffrin (USA) still out of action following the tragic death of her father, eyes have turned to Swiss skier and current Alpine World Cup Downhill leader, Corinne Suter as favourite to take a win.

World Cup itinerary:

Thursday 20 February:

– Opening evening, with an LED torchlight descent from Cry d’Er to Crans.

Friday 21 February:

– World Cup Downhill (Rosa Khutor replacement race) from 10.05

– Entertainment at Ycoor from 16.00 with prize giving and bib draws from 18.30

Saturday 22 February:

– Great atmosphere at the finish area and in the sponsor village at Barzettes from 08.30

– World Cup Downhill from 10.30

– Entertainment at Ycoor from 16.00 with prize giving and bib draws from 19.00

– The Oesch die Dritten concert at Le Régent from 21.00

Sunday 23 February:

– Great atmosphere at the finish area and in the sponsor village at Barzettes from 08.30

– World Cup Alpine combined with a Super G from 10.30 and a Slalom from 13.30