With the FIS Ski World Cup having just kicked off for the season, we thought we'd give you our favourite venues for each of the four main disciplines!
No surprise that one of the five “classic” events makes the cut here, Val Gardena’s Saslong course, with its undulating track and off-camber turns is a fantastic test of bravery and commitment, sharp edges needed! Additionally, Lenzerheide – recently linked to our new resort Arosa – has a fantastic Super-G track with some of the toughest turns! But don’t just take our word for it, why not find out for yourself with our brilliant Arosa deals such as the Sunstar Alpine Hotel Arosa which has prices including lift pass, ski school for children up to 17 years old and a free minibar offering a selection of soft drinks, water and beers.
There are only really two legitimate competitors for this section: Wengen’s Lauberhorn event and Kitzbühel’s glorious Hahnenkamm. You begin to notice that the winners of these two Downhills always seem to be top-name skiers. There is no margin for error or luck on these two, simply skill, precision and speed. We’ve got plenty of hotels in both Wengen and Kitzbühel so book into one of them on race weeks and lose yourself in the World Cup atmosphere and share the town with skiing’s celebs!
Kranjska Gora in Slovenia has gained a reputation as a superb Giant Slalom event. Its steep incline leads to a speedy run down with some high-speed turning gates, you can’t afford to run wide or you will lose a lot of time. Book into one of our three wonderful hotels in Kranjska Gora and take in the 53rd world cup race! Lake Louise provides a great carving challenge: you’ve got to be able to get on your edges to get maximum speed on this relatively flat course, so there is plenty of skill and technique needed.
The favourite resort of so many, Val D’Isère provides a stern technical test. The gates are so tight on this track that you daren’t put a foot wrong! Slalom is tough at the best of times, but Val’s track really pushes some limits. Book in with us for the 13th December departure and experience the thrill for yourself! Its French companion, Méribel plays host to the World Cup Finals, the season’s finale. Like Val, Méribel’s slalom needs speedy balance shifts to manoeuvre the closely-knit turning gates.