Cortina will host the races of the Ladies’ World Cup for the thirtieth time on the Olympia delle Tofane, one of the most scenic slopes of the circuit, starting from Friday 18th January. A third day of races has indeed been added to the traditional Saturday and Sunday, following the cancellation of the competitions due to be held in St. Anton.
After the trainings on Thursday, the first race will be the downhill on Friday at noon, followed by another downhill on Saturday morning and the Super G on Sunday morning (check the full schedule here).
The addition of the third competition is the icing on the cake of a series of improvements and novelties Cortina is unveiling for the 2019 edition of the Ski World Cup. Firstly, the races will end at the completely renewed finish area at Rumerlo, prepared for the 2021 World Ski Championships. The area includes a terrace with a stunning view on the town centre so as to offer to the spectators an even greater show. Another improvement of the race experience is given by the refurbished Audi Cortina Lounge. This VIP tent is located in a strategic position to grant a great view on the race as well as on the town and the surrounding majestic mountains, and its guests will be pampered by some of Cortina’s best chefs.
Wondering how to get to the event’s venue avoiding a traffic jam? This year, the World Cup event is a chance to test, in small scale, the sustainable mobility concept that Fondazione Cortina 2021 has developed for the 2021 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Check here to see how to move around Cortina and reach the race area with little or no impact on the environment.
The slopes of the Tofane are not the only part of Cortina buzzing with activity. The town centre too is going to be the venue of some events, like the bib draws and the awards ceremonies. The atmosphere will be lived up by the new Cortina 2021 Lounge, near Piazza Angelo Dibona, in the central Corso Italia. The Lounge will host the radio station RDS and will provide space to the main partners of Cortina 2021.
The 2021 FIS World Ski Championships are approaching fast, and the Ski World Cup is a great opportunity to witness not only a great sports event but also the improvements Cortina is undergoing in view of 2021.
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