6 March 2023 - 17:17

FIS "Snow control" passed for the World Cup Finals slopes, Avet and Àliga

The courses that will host the best 25 male and female skiers in the world from each discipline meet the granulometry (particle size) and snow density levels required by FIS.

The technical experts highlight that at this point, the Avet course in particular, is in excellent condition for hosting the technical disciplines.

Today, the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) validated the slopes for the Alpine Ski World Cup Finals Andorra 2023 by means of their "snow control". The Avet course in the Soldeu sector and the Àliga course in El Tarter meet the granulometry and snow density indicators that FIS requires for an event of this magnitude. The international body, in a gesture of trust, assigned the task of carrying out all the snow tests to the organisers. The Chief of Race Santi López along with Secretary General Marc Mitjana and Deputy Chief Engineer of Grandvalira ENSISA Robert Lindsey were those responsible for conducting the procedure. Santi López explained that over the last three weeks a great deal of work has been done on both slopes, in particular on the Avet, where today the conditions for hosting the races are excellent. "We have a very good hard base and the average snow density on this slope right now is a metre and a half." On the other side, the conditions on the Àliga are also "very good and we are tackling the speed trials with optimism," he added. The technical team highlighted the value of the work done by ground teams (snow groomers and cannons) in preparing both slopes.

The Avet slope is currently closed to the public due to the specific conditioning work in readiness for the competition, and the Àliga will be closed in the coming days.

Photos of the day

Images file and statement from Santi López


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