From 11th to 15th September, the opening events of the FIS Masters Cup 2019/20 took place at the beautiful resort of Nevados de Chillan (CHI) approximately 500 km south of the Chilean capital Santiago.
Nevados de Chillan is part of the Chillan Volcano Complex, which has been active for the last 650,000 years. One volcano of the complex, the so-called New Volcano is still active and located only five kilometres away from the start of the super-G and giant slalom competitions, providing a dramatic backdrop to the event.
Nevados de Chillan welcomed more than 100 Masters racers from 16 different nations on four continents. The start list included various World Champions and the oldest racers were Gaetano Demattei, born in 1929 and Marietta Frinell, born in 1936, both from USA. Both showed impressive performances, participating in a very demanding race programme on steep slopes and with one day of very difficult weather conditions.
Six competitions, including the first ever FMC Alpine Combined were held in Nevados de Chillan. All results can be found here:
This season’s Masters calendar features 65 competitions, 56 of those valid for the FIS Masters Cup (FMC), spread across Oceania, South America, North America, Europe and Asia. A new record number of starters of over 10,000 are expected for the upcoming winter across the 65 races.