February 2–15, 2015
Join in the fun of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek showcasing more than 700 premier snow sport athletes representing over 70 countries. The Ski Alpine World Championships represent the most impressive group of ski racing talent from around the globe, second only to the Olympics.
Beginning Tuesday, February 3, the spotlight will be on the Ski Mountains near Denver with an estimated 1 billion TV views and more than 1,500 onsite broadcast media personnel. The competition will feature five women’s and men's individual races and a nation’s team event, with a parallel giant slalom format. The ten single races will be held at Beaver Creek and the team event will be run at Vail. Single events include:
Downhill – Speeds often exceeding 80 mph and a 750-meter vertical drop Downhill is the most exciting event in Alpine ski racing.
Super G – A mix between Giant Slalom and Downhill, Super G includes frequent turns with the opportunity to win World Cup points for speed.
Alpine Combined – This combined run features one downhill run and two slalom runs split between two days. The winner is determined by the competitor with the lowest time for the two runs.
Giant Slalom – This extremely technical event, skiers race down a vertical slope with many quick, short turns. The event features two runs and total time determines the winner.
Slalom – The most physical of all ski racing, Slalom racing requires the quickest turns, testing the timing, skill and judgment of all the skiers. The event features two runs and total time determines the winner.
For more information on the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championship, go to http://vailbeavercreek2015.com/.