The World Cup in Kvitfjell 2007

March 11th, 2007

Another competition for the men after the World Championships will take place in Norway. Hafjell-Kvitfjell will host events in two speed-disciplines: The downhill and super-G.



Kvitfjell Event Schedule 2007

Saturday, march 10th, 2007:

Men´s Downhill



Sunday, march 11th, 2007:

Men´s Super-G



Both races will be reported in the live ticker, of course!



Women´s competitions 2006 in Retrospect

Last year at the ladies´ races Janica Kostelic won the combined and Maria José Rienda-Contreras dominated the giant slalom. At super-G spectators became witnesses of a quaint occurrence. Three women skiers shared the first place: Michaela Dorfmeister (AUT), Lindsey C. Kildow (USA) and Nadia Styger (SUI) had exactly the same time. The last time the alpine men visited the Olympic course of 1994 was in 2005. At that time Austrian Hermann Maier won both races. Didier Defago (SUI) and Daron Rahlves (USA) became second and third at super-G. At downhill Maier was on the podium with compatriot Mario Scheiber and Swiss Ambrosi Hoffmann.



Kvitfjell

Kvitfjell was built for the Olympic winter games 1994, and has since then become well known amongst alpine skiers over the entire world. Competitions were held here in the super-G and the downhill. From what was, originally, one lift and a downhill slope, a large skiing centre, with a snowboard park, has been constructed. The courses in Kvitfjell were designed by the Swissman Bernard Russi. The downhill slope especially, satisfies every modern World Cup criteria.



Fun for everyone

The skiing region Kvitfjell is extremely varied and offers skiing fun, and comfort, for beginners and experienced skiers alike. There is a special area where children can learn to ski, or practise, tourists can have fun on friendly red slopes, and the 'freaks' have the blackest and most perilous slopes, with gradients of up to 64%, at their disposal. But the snowboarders are also well catered for. They have their own snowboard park with a cross track, a halfpipe, quarterpipes, rails and big jumps.



Skiing region and slope data

All of the competition courses boast modern artificial-snow machines and are FIS approved. The four-seater ski-lift to the middle station alone, can transport 2,850 skiers every hour.



Downhill, Kvitfjell

Course name: Olympiabakken

Start: 1,020 metres

Finish: 182 metres

Vertical drop: 832 metres

Course length: 3.035 metres

Average gradient: 29%

Maximum gradient: 64%



Super-G, Kvitfjell

Start: 823 metres

Finish: 182 metres

Vertical drop: 641 metres

Course length: 2,574 metres

Average gradient: 26%

Maximum gradient: 64%



Organization and Contact

Hafjell-Kvitfjell Alpin AS

Svein Mundal

Evjebakken 9

N-1338 Sandvika

NOR



Phone : +47 901 77 626

Email : svmundal@online.no

Website : http://www.worldcup.kvitfjell.no