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Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals

3/15/2017 - 3/19/2017

Aspen will host the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals marking the first time the event has been held in the U.S. in 20 years. The races will feature the best men’s and ladies’ alpine skiing athletes in the world competing in downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and nation’s team event. Aspen has a long history of World Cup ski racing and not only hosted the first World Championships outside of Europe in 1950, but has also been a regular stop on the men’s and ladies’ FIS Ski World Cup circuit since its inception. The event not only denotes the homecoming of March World Cup ski racing in Aspen since 1994 but also commemorates the FIS Ski World Cup’s 50th anniversary season. Watch as the athletes take on the steep and challenging faces of Aspen Mountain and return to the historic site of America’s Downhill.

 

World Cup Race Schedule

RACE VIEWING

Catch the race action live from the grandstands in the race arena. The course design provides great sight lines for both races along with a big screen, timing board and lives commentary. The event is free to attend. Dogs are not permitted at the event.

Wednesday, March 15

8 am - 3 pm                     Finish Arena Grandstands & Sentient Jet Hospitality Lounge – Base of Lift 1-A
9:30 am                             RACE START: Men’s Downhill – Aspen Mountain
11 am                                 RACE START: Women’s Downhill – Aspen Mountain
Post Race                         Race Awards & Downhill Crystal Globe Presentation – Finish Arena
 

Thursday, March 16

8 am - 3 pm                      Finish Arena Grandstands & Sentient Jet Hospitality Lounge – Base of Lift 1-A
9:30 am                             RACE START: Women’s Super-G – Aspen Mountain
11 am                                  RACE START: Men’s Super-G – Aspen Mountain
Post Race                          Race Awards & Super-G Crystal Globe Presentation – Finish Arena
 

Friday, March 17

8 am - 3 pm                      Finish Arena Grandstands & Sentient Jet Hospitality Lounge – Base of Lift 1-A
10:30 am                           RACE START: Alpine Team Event – Aspen Mountain
Post Race                          Race Awards & Alpine Combined  Crystal Globe Presentation – Finish Arena
 

Saturday, March 18

8 am - 3 pm                       Finish Arena Grandstands & Sentient Jet Hospitality Lounge – Base of Lift 1-A
9 am                                      RACE START RUN 1: Men’s Giant Slalom – Aspen Mountain
10 am                                   RACE START RUN 1: Women’s Slalom – Aspen Mountain
11:30 am                            RACE START RUN 2:  Men’s Giant Slalom – Aspen Mountain
12:30 pm                            RACE START RUN 2:  Women’s Slalom – Aspen Mountain
Post Race                           Race Awards, Men’s Giant Slalom & Women’s Slalom Crystal Globe Presentation – Finish Arena
 

Sunday, March 19

8 am - 3 pm                       Finish Arena Grandstands & Sentient Jet Hospitality Lounge – Base of Lift 1-A
9 am                                      RACE START RUN 1: Women’s Giant Slalom – Aspen Mountain
10 am                                   RACE START RUN 1: Men’s Slalom – Aspen Mountain
11:30 am                            RACE START RUN 2:  Women’s Giant Slalom – Aspen Mountain
12:30 pm                            RACE START RUN 2:  Men’s Slalom – Aspen Mountain
Post Race                           Race Awards, Women’s Giant Slalom, Men’s Slalom & Overall Champion Crystal Globe Presentation – Finish Arena
 

World Cup International Village

The World Cup Village will be located downtown Aspen in Wagner Park, and will include a big screen for live race viewing along with a full schedule of activities, parties, food, bar with daily après specials and concerts. Each day will host a themed party after the official awards have been presented in the finish arena. All events and activities in the World Cup Village are free and open to the public.

The World Cup Village will include activities for kids, event merchandise available for purchase and sponsor displays including a unique ski-race history museum created in partnership between Coldwell Banker Mason Morse and the Aspen Historical Society. Wagner Park will also be home to the annual World Cup art display, including a ski boot mural with paintings from local school children as well as World Cup canvas art created by contestants.

Wednesday, March 15

1 - 9 pm                             World Cup Village  - Wagner Park
2 - 6 pm                             America’s Downhill Kick-Off Party - Wagner Park
                                               -Music and an American-style backyard BBQ
5 – 8 pm                            Celebrate 50 Years of Ski Racing* – Hotel Jerome
6 - 7 pm                             U.S. Ski Team Autograph Signing - Wagner Park
8:15 pm                             Roch Cup Presentation for Men’s Downhill Winner – Wagner Park
7 – 9 pm                            Coaches Soccer Tournament - Wagner Park
                                               -The nation's coaches and team members as the players.
 

Thursday, March 16

1 - 9 pm                               World Cup Village Open - Wagner Park
2 – 6 pm                              Après in the Alps Party - Wagner Park
                                                 -Classic European music, dancers, German sausages, beer and more.
                                                 -Kicker Schuhplatters will be performing along with the alpenhorn band The Rhinelanders.
7 – 8:30 pm                      Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert featuring Vintage Trouble – Wagner Park
 

Friday, March 17

1 - 9 pm                              World Cup Village Open  - Wagner Park
2 – 6 pm                             St. Patrick’s Day Party – Wagner Park
                                                -Irish food, music by the Juice O the Barley Band and dancing
6:15 – 6:45 pm               Women’s Slalom Top 15 Autograph Signing – Wagner Park
6:30 pm                              Women’s Slalom Top 15 Bib Draw – Wagner Park
7 - 8:30 pm                       Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert featuring Gogol Bordello – Wagner Park
 

Saturday, March 18

1 - 9 pm                               World Cup Village Open  - Wagner Park
2 – 6 pm                              Aspen Crud Party – Wagner Park
                                                 -Tribute to Aspen's long-standing history of hosting world-class ski racing.
                                                 -Including former World Cup race winners and Olympians.
                                                 -Performance by The Airborne Band
6 pm                                      Bingham Cup Presentation for Women’s Slalom Winner – Wagner Park
6:15 – 6:45 pm               Men’s Slalom Top 15 Autograph Signing – Wagner Park
6:30 pm                              Men’s Slalom Top 15 Bib Draw – Wagner Park
7 - 8:30 pm                       Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead – Wagner Park
8:45 pm                              Fireworks – Little Nell
 

Sunday, March 19

1 - 9 pm                               World Cup Village Open  - Wagner Park
4 – 8 pm                              A World Cup of Thanks Volunteer Party & Community Celebration– Wagner Park
 

Visit the Aspen Snowmass Website for volunteer information.

Location: 
Aspen Mountain
Location Address: 
601 E. Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611

 

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