Copa del Mundo
We are getting closer to the date when the best skiers will gather in Andorra to compete in the most important championships in the world of skiing. From 13 to 19 March, Grandvalira will host the Alpine Skiing World Cup finals for the second time in its history. At Els Llacs Mountain Apartments we love sporting events of all kinds, especially when they are so close to home. Our exceptional location, in Bordes de Envalira, just 5 minutes from Soldeu by car and 10 minutes from El Tarter, makes us the ideal accommodation to enjoy the competition. If you are a fan of the king of winter sports, keep reading to find out all the details of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Andorra 2023.

The 2023 World Cup tracks 

The event will take place in the Soldeu and El Tarter sectors of Grandvalira, on whose Avet and Áliga slopes respectively, the world’s best riders in the men’s and women’s categories will compete for the title.

The Avet slope, in Grandvalira’s Soldeu sector 

The most technical slalom events, with a 210 metres vertical drop, and the giant slalom, with 416 metres of vertical drop, are held on this track. The end of the slope ends in a large skiable platform of 14,000 square metres, which connects it with the village of Soldeu. The platform was built for the first World Cup finals in 2019, with the aim of making braking easier for the participants and offering a space in which to house all the services needed for this type of event.

The Àliga slope, in the El Tarter sector of Grandvalira

This slope is the venue for the speed events: the downhill and the supergiant. The track is 2.7 kilometres long, 60 metres wide and has a gradient of 751 metres, along which runners can reach speeds of up to 120 km/hour. It has a direct finish in El Tarter, making it easy for spectators to reach the finish line and enjoy the competition.

Accredited slopes with a seal of sustainability

This summer, the company that manages the Soldeu and El Tarter sectors of Grandvalira received the “Llum Verda” seal from FEDA, the energy supply company in Andorra. This label certifies that the energy consumed is of renewable origin and that it reduces the CO2 emissions generated by up to 50%.

Competition programme

So that you don’t miss any detail of the Alpine skiing World Cup, here is a day-by-day account of the races that will take place each day on each slope:
Monday 13/03/23: 
– Àliga slope, el Tarter sector: o 10h00 DH Training Men o 11h30 DH Women training sessions – In Soldeu at 19h30: opening ceremony of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Andorra 2023.
Tuesday 14/03/23:
– Àliga slope, El Tarter sector: o 10h00 DH Women’s training sessions o 11h30 DH Men’s training sessions
Wednesday 15/03/23:
– Pista Àliga, el Tarter sector: o 10h00 DH Men o 11h30 DH Women
Thursday 16/03/23:
– Pista Àliga, el Tarter sector: o 10h00 SG women o 11h30 SG men
Friday 17/03/23: 
– Pista Àliga El Tarter: o 12h00 Mixed Team Parallel (MTP) At l’Abarset, located in El Tarter, the public bib draw will take place.
Saturday 18/03/23:
– Pista Avet de Soldeu o From 9h00 to 12h00: GS men o From 10h30 to 13h30: SL women From 10h00 to 17h00: World Cup Village will be open in Soldeu
Sunday 19/03/23:
– Pista Avet in Soldeu o From 9h00 to 12h00: Women’s GS o From 10h30 to 13h30: Men’s SL o At 13h00: prize-giving ceremony From 10h00 to 17h00: the World Cup Village in Soldeu will be open.

Venue to host the World Championships in 2029

As mentioned at the beginning, Grandvalira has extensive experience in hosting this type of event, having organised European Cup and World Cup events, as well as finals in both competitions. The resort’s next goal is to host the 2029 World Championships. We will have to wait until May this year to find out which candidate has been chosen by the FIS (International Ski Federation). Fingers crossed!

If you want to experience the Alpine skiing World Cup Finals up close, book your flat at Els Llacs Mountain Apartments. In this link you can buy tickets to attend the races.

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