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For alpine skiers to South Tyrol

He started a new season of World Cup Alpine Skiing (FIS Alpine Ski World Cup), the most demanding and prestigious race in downhill skiing. It takes skiers and fans in the toughest downhill slopes.

Historically, the first World Cup race was held January 5, 1967 in Berchtesgaden, its winners are Jean-Claude Killy and Nancy Green. Currently racing in the slalom, giant slalom and super giant slalom (Super G), downhill and combined (Super G and slalom). Men over 20 seasons to visit ski resorts, and the women 21 resorts worldwide. This will bring the fight for the crystal globes. The primacy of last year advocating Marcel Hirscher and Lara Gut.

Masculine series sjezdařského World Cup will come traditionally in the second half of December and in the Italian Dolomites and South Tyrol. They are waiting for their races in Val Gardena and Alta Badia.

First stop is Val Gardena, where the Saslong piste men compete for the victory in the Super G disciplines (16. 12.) and Congress (17. 12.). This 3,446 m long ski slope with an elevation of 800 m and a maximum slope of 54%, which due to its ripple nicknamed "Camel Humps" overwhelm competitors in more than 120 kilometers per hour. Giant slalom runs are 18th and 19th on the 12th on the nearby Gran Rise. The 1,255 m long ski slope in the ski resort of Alta Badia is one of the toughest of the whole series.

World Cup races in Alpine skiing is a big event, which lives not only of the ski resorts and local residents, but often the entire valley. They associated with victory celebrations and accompanying events, which combined with the warmth of local people and excellent cuisine and traditional culture creates a unique experience. It additionally enhanced by staying on local farms Roter Hahn, which is located near the race location, where you can experience the authentic atmosphere of the South Tyrol countryside. Farms are an ideal starting point for downhill and cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering, trekking, snowshoeing and sleigh rides. In the vicinity you can also enjoy ice skating.

Source: tz, editorially modified

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