With five months left until the official start of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail – Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA, the Local Organising Committee hosted a successful FIS Final Inspection this past week.
Ninety representatives from the FIS, the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Tridem Sports and the Local Organising Committee and Vail and Beaver Creek resorts were on hand for the technical inspection of the race courses followed by a day-long meeting, where the detailed reports in the lead-up to the World Championships were discussed.
Also present were representatives from the 2017 and 2019 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland and Are, Sweden as part of the FIS Transfer of Knowledge Programme.
During the Technical Inspection a large delegation made its way down the men’s Birds of Prey Course and the ladies’ Raptor Course to finalise several elements along the course such as television camera and start house positions. For the ladies, the Raptor course made its debut only last year, making the Inspection very important.
“Vail is well on track to host a very successful World Championships,” said FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis. “the World Championships in 1999 were already a big success, and the Local Organising Committee is working extremely hard to ensure that the 2015 edition will be much bigger and better. Particular focus is on engaging the entire country as well as globally and I think the world can truly look forward to a fantastic event from February 2nd to the 15th to ‘Dream it. Live it. Share it.