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Beaver Creek begins construction of ladies’ DH
Construction on international ski racing’s newest crown jewel officially got underway on 2nd July, as Beaver Creek’s Mountain Operations crew began working on the new ladies’ downhill course for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
“We are very excited to get started building the new women’s course,” explained Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation and the 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee. “This is a day we’ve looked forward to ever since a new speed course for the ladies became part of our bid to secure the Championships.”
Located to skier’s right of the existing Birds of Prey men’s racecourse on Beaver Creek Mountain, the new track will play host to the women’s downhill, combined downhill and super-G competitions during the 2015 Championships, sharing similar terrain with its renowned men’s counterpart.
In addition to the new ladies’ course, crews will also begin the process of reconfiguring the current Red Tail finish arena, with work including re-grading the finish and moving the existing timing building to the east side of the finish area. The snowmaking system on the ladies’ course will also be installed.
The new racecourse is scheduled to make its international race debut 14-15 December 2013 as the World Cup ladies travel to Beaver Creek for downhill and super-G competitions.
Along with the ladies’ speed course, Beaver Creek will also construct a new track on Raven Ridge, located skier’s left of Birds of Prey, to host the women’s giant slalom and slalom competitions during the Championships. These technical races will also finish in the Red Tail arena.
For additional information on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, please visit here.