Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals 2015 (M/L)
PRESS RELEASE - 3rd July 2014
[ Key figures ]
- 85 Million potential viewers
- 10 live TV broadcast on Eurosport international, ORF, ZDF, RAI Sport, NTV Plus, RTV Slovénie, SRF, SVT 1, RSI, Eurosport Asie
- 9 World Cups in one week
- 25 of the best men and ladies athletes from each discipline
- 70 000 spectators expected throughout the week
- 400 volunteers
- 300 media accreditations
[ Programme ]
- Wednesday 18 : Descent Ladies & Men
- Thursday 19 : Super-G Ladies & Men
- Friday 20 : Team event
- Saturday : Slalom Ladies / Giant Slalom Men
- Sunday 22 : Slalom Men / Giant Slalom Ladies
FROM 18 TO 22 MARCH 2015!
2015 will be an important year for Méribel and for all skiing fans. This unforgettable event, at the Heart of the 3 Vallées, will give France the opportunity to host for the first time this international event in the renowned winter sports resort!
Come to Méribel and experience the excitement of this event which is based on conviviality, innovation and entertainment.
The season’s top 25 athletes from each discipline will come head to head on the « Roc de Fer » slope, the objective being to lift their category trophy, or even better, to receive the title of best skier of the season.
An incredible week awaits you in Méribel, full of surprises and excitement. A unique event, held for the first time in France!
THE ROC DE FER DOWNHILL
- Name of the course : “Roc de Fer” downhill
- Orientation : the top part faces East ; middle part East-North/East ; final part East
- Starting gate : « Sous le Petit Col », altitude 2150m
- Finish line : Plateau de la Chaudanne, altitude 1432m
- Vertical drop : 718m
- Length : 2355m
- Slope : maximum inclination 58% ; minimum inclination 7% ; average slope 30 %
- Access : the lower part of the course is accessible using 2 chairlifts: Plan de l’Homme (capacity : 2400 pers/hr) and Roc de Fer (1500 pers/hr) and the start of the downhill by the Olympic Express (1500 pers/hr). Above the Super G start, a 50 m tunnel allows tourists and spectators a safe circulation
- Start area: « Sous le Petit Col », 200m North and below the top station of the Olympic Express chairlift
- Finish area: Chaudanne plateau. Around the racers’ finish area, separate easily accessible positions have been prepared for the press, radio and TV commentators as well as for the public
PRESSE RELEASE - 2nd June 2011
On June 2011, at Portoroz in Slovenia, the FIS World Cup Committee announced that the 2015 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals will take place in Méribel from 18th to 22th March.
This is a new challenge for the resort. ‘We were a very serious contender, all Méribel was behind us and now we are ready to organise over 10 international races in 5 days’ said Fabrice Mielzarek, Méribel Tourist office director in 2011.
With these Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals, the Savoyard resort is making a big come back on the international skiing scene. In the last years, Méribel has successfully organised stages of the Freestyle World Cup and the Telemark World Cup and is keen to show the world its know-how. ‘We have wonderful memories of the 1992 Winter Olympic Games and are really looking forward to the adrenaline rush that hosting an event like that gives. It is so exciting to see the world’s greatest champions competing on our slopes’ says Yves Forni, member of Méribel Tourisme.