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World Cup Åre is a classic organizer for women World Cup races, as well as the former organizer for the WCS 1954 & 2007.
Åre is a home venue for Kajsa Kling from Swedish National Alpine Ski Team. This venue is the Swedish Alpine National Arena for both the Swedish National Alpine Ski Team and for Swedish and International Ski Clubs in general.
Åre is the central destination for Alpine skiing in Scandinavia and it is one of the most popular destinations to visit for Swedish skiers/guests along the winter time.
Åre is the host for 3 World Cup Events during 2014; AUDI FIS Ski Alpine World Cup, AUDI Ski Cross World Cup and Freestyle World Cup. Åre is known as a party village and it sometimes called “little Stockholm”, because of its fabulous nightlife and a lot´s of great restaurants and shops.
Like with teams and athletes, the foundation for a successful winter are made in the summer. One part of the preparation for the FIS team is the official FIS inspection that takes place at almost every World Cup venue.
The last World Cup competition to be held in Åre before the Finals in 2018 saw Slovakia's Petra Vlhova emerge victorious for the first time in her career.
USA's Mikaela Shiffrin extented her lead from the first run to claim her third consecutive slalom win of the season on Saturday.
Austria's Anna Fenninger continued her fine run of form by winning her fifth world cup race of the season, the third in giant slalom.
Second after the opening run, Austria's Marcel Hirscher put everything on the line to take the lead in the second and watched Germany's Felix Neureuther fail to match his time.
Maria Pietilä-Holmner whose last slalom victory dates back to Aspen 2010 put together two strong runs and claimed the first win of a Swede in a ladies' Slalom in Sweden. The 28-year-old tech specialist finished her race with the total time of 1:46:65 and beat Friday’s giant slalom winner Tina Maze by a mere 0.06 seconds. To make things even sweeter for the host nation, Frida Hansdotter rounded up the podium by holding on to her third position from the first run and finishing 0.32 seconds behind her teammate.