World Cup skiers travel north of the Arctic Circle - Behind the Scenes

17 November 2013 14:37

Skiers sometimes get to travel to some really unique places, and the Finnish resort of Levi is certainly one of them. Located some 170 km north of the Arctic Circle, Levi is the biggest ski resort in Finland and the host of the northernmost World Cup race on the Tour. 

Our Behind the Scenes crew is here to show you what traveling to such place looks like for skiers! 

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the top international circuit of Alpine Skiing competitions staged annually. It is considered the premier competition in alpine ski racing together with the quadrennial Olympic Winter Games and the biennial FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Some experts event consider winning the World Cup to be athletically a more valuable title than winning gold at the Olympic Winter Games or the World Championships, since it requires a competitor to ski at an extremely high level in several events throughout the season, and not just in one race. Today, the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup races are held primarily at famous ski resorts in the European Alps, along with regular stops in Scandinavia, North America, and Far East Asia. Competitors attempt to score a maximum of points during the season in five events: slalom, giant slalom, super-G, downhill and super combined. The fifth event, super-combined, was introduced in 2005 and generally consists of a shorter downhill race and a one-run slalom. Sometimes the downhill is replaced by a super-G. Alpine was added to the Olympic winter schedule in 1936.
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