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Off to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup

The men’s Alpine Ski World Cup races on the Gran Risa Piste are a highlight for all ski enthusiasts

December 2020

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Every winter, around mid-December, the world of skiing looks to South Tyrol and Alta Badia. For this is the time when four races of the Men’s Alpine Ski World Cup take place in our home country. The Giant Slalom on the Gran Risa Piste in Alta Badia and the Downhill Race in Val Gardena count amongst the great classic competitions of Alpine skiing and the night-time Parallel Giant Slalom on the Gran Risa is one of the most popular races among the spectators.

For the Ski World Cup weekend, which starts on Saturday with an opening party, Alta Badia is the venue for international sports competitions, music, shows and fine dining. The focus is of course on the two races, the giant slalom on Sunday and the parallel night-time slalom on Monday, where the best skiers in the world compete against each other on the Gran Risa slope.

The podium of the giant slalom

1 Henrik Kristoffersen - NOR 1:57.33min

2 Cyprien Sarrazin - FRA +0.31s

3 Zan Kranjec - SLO +0.39s

The podium of the night-time parallel giant slalom

1 Windingstad Rasmus - NOR

2 Luitz Stefan - GER

3 Leitinger Roland - AUT

SkiWorldCup Lounges

Leitner Ropeways VIP Lounge

Leitner Ropeways VIP Lounge
Leitner Ropeways VIP Lounge

The Leitner Ropeways VIP Lounge is an exclusive place where you can experience sports in glamorous surroundings with exquisite cocktails, fine wines, gourmet cuisine and sophisticated ambience.

Les Viles di Blizzard-Tecnica

Les Viles di Blizzard-Tecnica
Les Viles di Blizzard-Tecnica

Les Viles di Blizzard Tecnica is the location that celebrates the Ladin history and customs, while looking to the future. Join us and discover some of Alta Badia’s culinary delights while following the races from very close.

Red Bull Energy Lounge

Red Bull Energy Lounge
Red Bull Energy Lounge

The Red Bull Energy Lounge, characterized by exclusive design and positive energy, is the place where young, sporty-trendy people meet to share their passion for great sports events and follow them up close.

AUDI Alta Badia Lounge

AUDI Alta Badia Lounge
AUDI Alta Badia Lounge

From the AUDI Alta Badia Lounge you enjoy the probably best view on the last lap of the Gran Risa slope. The stylish spaces are equally suited to business meetings - make the most of this opportunity!


The Gran Risa slope

Premiazione Siegerehrung beim Ski Weltcup in La Villa

The Gran Risa slope has already witnessed the successes of the great stars of skiing: Ted Ligety, Ingemar Stenmark, Mark Girardelli, Bode Miller, Marcel Hirscher and, of course, Italy’s most successful ski racer, Alberto Tomba.

Very experienced skiers will find their high expectations met when they tackle the challenging, and technically highly interesting, Gran Risa Piste. With an altitude differential of 448 metres, a length of 1,225 metres and its steepest incline 53%, it is considered one of the best pistes for giant slalom world cup races.

The start for this literally breath-taking descent is situated at an altitude of 1,871 metres, just below where the black and the red runs down the Piz La Ila separate. Its entire length runs along a narrow track through a pine forest. Because the piste is so steep and as it is usually in the shade, it remains covered in thick ice and is considered one of the trickiest stretches in world cup skiing.

Technical Data of the slope

    Start at: 1.868 m (6128ft)
    Finish at: 1.420 m (4658ft)
    Drop: 448 m (1469ft)
    Length: 1.255 m (4117ft)
    Maximum slope: 69%
    Minimum slope: 10%
    Avarage slope: 36%