5 July 2023 - 11:05

The 2024 Soldeu Alpine Ski Women's World Cup technical experts inspect the Avet course in readiness for the Giant Slalom and Slalom disciplines

The technical experts for the Women’s Alpine Ski World Cup, that will take place on the 10th and 11th of February 2024 in Grandvalira’s Soldeu sector, have carried out the routine summer inspection of the legendary Avet race course. The aim of the visit, led by the Chief of Race, Santi López has been to decide upon the position of the starts for the scheduled Giant Slalom and Slalom competitions, mark out the points for each of the time splits, and work out and prepare for the electrical requirements needed to accommodate the audio-visual production teams, among others. The main adjustment for this event is the change in the position of the start for the Giant Slalom. The start will be located below the first wall of the Avet course where a snow platform will be built. The start will therefore be steeper, and this means that the best racers in the world will start the race facing greater technical demands and at greater speeds. One of the differences compared to the World Cup Finals that took place in March is that the organisation will only prepare the left-hand side of the slope (the LH side as you look down the Avet slope from the top). So, in the next edition of the Great White Circuit in February 2024, the Giant Slalom race will be held on the Saturday and the Slalom on the Sunday.

The Women’s World Cup in Soldeu will feature the ski stars of the moment competing against each other, such as Mikaela Shiffrin, Petra Vlova and Lara Gut-Behrami, among others. The Andorra venue has been placed in 17th position of the 22 dates in the racing calendar. The competitions immediately before these will be in Garmisch Partenkirchen (Germany) and those following will be in Crans Montana (Switzerland).

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