While the World Cup Tour is looking ahead to the races in Killington and Lake Louise, the preparations in the Western United States are also in full swing. Over the weekend, the races in Beaver Creek, Colorado, got the green light and nothing stands in the way of the super-g, the downhill, and the giant slalom on the Birds of Prey Nov 30-Dec 2.
Greg Johnson, VP of the mountain operations at Beaver Creek, was very happy about the positive snow control.
“It’s my pleasure to let you know that snowmaking on the Birds of Prey course is 99% complete today, and that the event can be confirmed,” he said. “We have had an exceptional start to the season here with both Vail Mountain and Beaver Creek opening to our guests early under outstanding conditions with large amounts of terrain. Clearly the Birds of Prey has also benefited from these great conditions, and it is going to lead to outstanding event conditions as well. Congratulations are due to the entire team at Beaver Creek for their efforts so far in preparing the event.”
Before Beaver Creek, the World Cup Tour will stop in Killington, Vermont, for ladies’ tech races and in Lake Louise, Canada, for men’s speed races.
Release courtesy of FIS.