Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals 2015 (M/L)
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.
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.