One-year to Vail-Beaver Creek 2015
As the world prepares for the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi (RUS), the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships’ clock is also be counting down towards Vail and Beaver Creek (USA). Saturday, 1st February 2014, the two resorts will host “Countdown 2-15” festivities to celebrate the one-year mark until the world’s best skiers arrive in Vail Valley.
Beaver Creek’s Countdown 2-15 activities will take place on the mountain to represent the 2015 racing component, while the Vail segment will be hosted at Solaris Plaza in Vail Village, with timing set to mirror the start of the Championships’ Opening Ceremony.
“The ‘Countdown 2-15’ activities in both Vail and Beaver Creek really represent a great opportunity for our entire community and our guests to come together to celebrate the world’s return to the Vail Valley in 2015,” offered Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation and head of the 2015 World Championships Organising Committee.
The Beaver Creek component of Countdown 2-15 will get underway at 10:15 a.m. at the start of the new Raptor Women’s Downhill racecourse. The first 215 people to arrive will receive a 2015 bib and will have the opportunity to have their photo taken at the Raptor start.
Participating skiers and snowboarders will then have the chance to ski and ride the new ladies’ course that celebrated its debut this past November during the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour stop.
The evening’s celebration will include the official debut of the 2015 World Championships mascots, who will formally be introduced to the world, along with the starting of the World Championships Longines Countdown Clock, which will display the hours, minutes and seconds remaining until the world returns for the 2015 Championships.
For additional information on the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, please visit www.vailbeavercreek2015.com.