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Levi is one of the largest ski resorts in Lapland. Situated 170km north of the Arctic Circle, Levi is nowadays Finland's most popular ski holiday resort.
The Levi fell is 531 meters above sea level. There are some 50 ski slopes in Levi and the skiing and snowboarding season is particularly long, typically lasting from mid-October to the beginning of June. Levi has been chosen the best domestic skiing resort in Finland several times.
The first World Cup race at Levi became reality in February 2004, when Levi hosted its first women’s slalom race.
One of the biggest milestones was reached in 2006, when the event adopted its current form as an annual opening races in both the ladies and men’s slalom seasons.
In the Year of 2012 The Regional Council of Lapland awarded World Cup Levi event for its’ annual nomination for Regional Developer. The award was a great honour for the event and the recognition of creating the attractive World Cup Levi brand and promoting significantly the international visibility of Lapland.
Levi is the market leader and pioneer in Finland in Ski Resorts. In the area there are 24 000 beds, which makes possible 2,5 million overnights/year with 650 000 visitors/year.
Beside the 43 slopes and 28 ski lifts there are 230 km's cross-country tracks and 880 km's snowmobiling routes.
Behind Marcel Hirscher, the usual slalom hierarchy was shaken up today in Levi, for the first slalom of the 2015/16 season, featuring Michael Matt and Manuel Moelgg with podium finishes..
The magical atmosphere from yesterday and the northern lights from tonight turned into a windy, humid and cold winter day on Sunday. Despite challenging weather condition and poor visibility, the course itself was in a great shape to host the first men’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup of the season.
Mikaela Shiffrin, Wendy Holdener and Petra Vlhova didn’t get distracted by the landscape today, and rocked the challenging Levi Black course to end up on the first slalom podium of the season.
What an amazing setting for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup opening Slalom in Levi (FIN)! Light snowfall overnight and cold temperatures turned Lapland into winter wonderland and offered the ladies a grippy course.
Situated in beautiful Lapland, 170 km north of the Arctic Circle, Levi has truly become a strong pillar of the World Cup circuit in that part of the continent.
In only a few days, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Slalom season will kick-off in Levi and some ladies’ and men’s teams already announced their selections for the event in Lapland.