Audi FIS Ski World Cup

Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Squaw Valley | March 9 - 12, 2017

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is proud to host the Audi FIS World Cup on March 9 - 12, 2017. This marks the return of World Cup ski racing to California for the first time in 19 years. Events held will consist of a Women's Giant Slalom on Friday, March 10 and Women's Slalom on Saturday, March 11. Olympic champions like Squaw Valley’s own Julia Mancuso and Mikaela Shiffrin will compete on the legendary Red Dog run, which also played host to the 1969 World Cup and 1960 Winter Olympics.

Audi FIS Ski World Cup Tickets

Limited VIP tickets on sale! Club and grandstand tickets are no longer available. Limited free standing room viewing will be available near finish arena as well as skier spectator viewing on looker's left of Red Dog Face that is free.

World Cup Tickets
Ticket Type Included Price
VIP
  • 2-day lift ticket // valid any 2 days for you or a friend between March 9-12
  • Front viewing of finish arena
  • Lunch, beer and wine (3 minutes from finish arena)
  • First Tracks on Saturday, March 11 (early mountain access from 8-9am)
  • Commemorative art poster
$450 - limited supply!

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* No refunds or exchanges.

Free Standing Room Viewing

Free standing room viewing will be available near finish arena as well as skier spectator viewing on looker's right of Red Dog Face. Live stream viewing will also be available at dining locations in The Village at Squaw Valley including KT Base Bar Sun Deck and Rocker@Squaw

Preview the Course
World Cup Finish Arena Map
FIS World Cup Finish Area
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Courtesy Code

•    Alcoholic beverages must be consumed in licensed premises only
•    Tobacco permitted in designated smoking areas only
•    Consumption of marijuana in not permitted
•    Offensive language including profanity not allowed
•    For your safety, observe the skiers responsibility code at all times
•    Intimidating, pushing, or physically threatening other guests is not permitted, including throwing snowballs
•    Properly care for your dogs including keeping them on a leash and cleaning up after them

Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows reserves the right to revoke guest resort privileges for violations of our Courtesy Code.

The Following Items Will Not Be Allowed In The Venue
  • Weapons
  • Outside Alcohol
  • Illegal Substances and/or paraphernalia
  • Glass of any kind
  • Coolers
  • Flasks
  • Chairs
  • Laser Pointers
  • Drones
  • Only service animals will be permitted in the grandstands and bleachers

All bags are subject to search.

Join in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup fun at Squaw Valley! Standing room at race arena, awards, music, parades, fireworks, poster signing and vendor village are all free.  

World Cup Event Schedule

Thursday, March 9
Time Event Venue
4:15pm Community Kickoff parade The Village at Squaw Valley
4:40pm David Garibaldi performance KT Base Bar Main Stage
5:15pm Free Dustbowl Revival Concert KT Base Bar Main Stage
6:30pm Welcome Party Village Events Plaza
Friday, March 10
Time Event  Venue
8am Venue gates open World Cup Venue
9am-5pm California Way and Vendor Village The Village at Squaw Valley
10am 1st Run Ladies Giant Slalom Red Dog
1pm 2nd Run Ladies Giant Slalom Red Dog
1:45pm Official FIS Award Ceremony - Ladies Giant Slalom World Cup Finish Venue
4pm US Ski Team Poster Signing KT Base Bar
5pm Public Pick Bib Draw KT Base Bar Main Stage
6pm Free Rusted Root concert KT Base Bar Main Stage
8pm Fireworks KT Base Bar 
Saturday, March 11
Time Event  Venue
7:40-9am First Tracks for Club & VIP ticket holders Meet at Aerial Tram at 7:40am
9am-5pm California Way and Vendor Village The Village at Squaw Valley
9:40am Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Ski Team Flag Ceremony & National Anthem World Cup Finish Venue
10am 1st Run Ladies Slalom     Red Dog
1pm 2nd Run Ladies Slalom Red Dog
1:45pm Official FIS Award Ceremony - Ladies Slalom World Cup Finish Venue
2:45pm Free HoneyHoney concert KT Base Bar Main Stage
7pm Korbel Forever Blue: Together Tonight for Tomorrow fundraising celebration presented by Levi's Resort at Squaw Creek
Sunday, March 12
Time Event  Venue
10am Toyota Ski ProAm Race Red Dog
2:30pm Toyota Ski ProAm Awards KT Base Bar Main Stage
Course Map
Audi FIS Ski World Cup Race Run

Top 7 in World Cup Slalom Standings 

Photos courtesy of GEPA

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)

Born: March 13, 1995

At 21 years old, Mikaela Shiffrin is one of the most successful American skiers of all time with 28 World Cup wins. Shiffrin is the reigning World and Olympic champion in slalom, and won the World Cup slalom globe three consecutive times from 2013-2015, becoming the first U.S. slalom World Cup champion since Tamara McKinney in 1983-84. This season, she has won five of the six World Cup slalom races. In giant slalom, Shiffrin has claimed a total of eight podium finishes including three victories in her career, two of which came this season. She currently leads the overall World Cup standings with 1203 points and the slalom standings with 660 points. She’ll celebrate her 22nd birthday on March 13.

Veronika Velez Zuzulova (SVK)

Born: July 15, 1984

Velez Zuzulova is one of the oldest athletes on the circuit at age 33. The Slovakian has 30 World Cup podiums to her name including five victories. She won the Snow Queen slalom race in Zagreb, Croatia, this year. Velez Zuzulova is a true veteran of the sport, having made her World Cup debut in 2000 at the age of 16. She is married to French national team coach Romain Velez and is coached by her father Timotej Zuzula. She is ranked second in the slalom standings with 515 points. 

Wendy Holdener (SUI)

Born: May 12, 1993

Holdener has stood on the podium after every slalom she has finished this season including second-place finishes in Maribor, Slovenia, and Levi, Finland, just behind Mikaela Shiffrin. The Swiss athlete has two World Cup wins to her name: last season’s city event in Stockholm, Sweden, and the alpine combined in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, last March. Holdener finished third in the 2015-16 slalom standings and won the alpine combined discipline globe. She is currently ranked third in the slalom standings with 415 points.

Frida Hansdotter (SWE)

Born: Dec. 13, 1985

The Swedish slalom ace has 25 World Cup podiums to her name and four victories. In the 2015-16 season, she won the World Cup slalom globe. Most recently, she won the night slalom in Flachau, Austria, in Jan. 2017. Hansdotter has competed in two Olympic Games and five World Championships. She skied to second place in slalom at the 2015 Vail/ Beaver Creek World Championships. She ranks fourth in slalom this season with 372 points. 

Nina Loeseth (NOR)

Born: Feb. 27, 1989

This Attacking Viking leads the Norwegian women’s tech team. She has been on the World Cup podium seven times including one win in slalom at Santa Caterina last year. Most recently, Loeseth earned third place at the city event in Stockholm, Sweden. The Norwegian has competed in five World Championships and the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. She currently ranks fifth in the slalom standings with 362 points.

Petra Vlhova (SVK)

Born: June 13, 1995

Vlhova had a breakout season in 2015-16 season when she won the slalom in Are, Sweden. Since then, she has been on the podium four times – most recently in Zagreb, Croatia, where she earned second place. The Slovakian is ranked sixth in the slalom standings with 311 points. Her coach, Livio Magoni, formerly worked with living legend Tina Maze of Slovenia.

Sarka Strachova (CZE)

Born: Feb. 11, 1985

Strachova is a slalom specialist and consistent presence in the World Cup top 10. She currently ranks seventh in the slalom standings with 282 points and has one podium finish this season –a third-place result in Zagreb, Croatia. The Czech national has won two World Cups in her career, back-to-back slalom races in Aspen, Colo., in 2008 and 2009. Strachova was the 2007 World Champion in slalom.

Lila Lapanja (USA)

Born: Dec. 3, 1994

Up-and-coming 22-year-old Lapanja of the U.S. Ski Team scored her first World Cup points, placing 23rd in Flachau, Austria, in 2016 after coming back from a significant injury in 2015. Lapanja had a standout junior career and is now a regular on the World Cup circuit. Lapanja’s career highlights include being a two-time NorAm Slalom Champion, two-time U.S. Alpine Championship medalist and named to the 2015 World Championship team.

 Top 5 in World Cup Giant Slalom Standings

Tessa Worley (FRA)

Born: Oct. 4, 1989

After a few years working her way back to the top following a devastating knee injury, Worley has found her groove again in giant slalom. The Frenchwoman has won three of the seven giant slalom races this season and has three second-place finishes in addition to her victories. In total, she has won 11 World Cups in her career, and was the 2013 World Champion in giant slalom. She leads the 2016-17 giant slalom standings with 580 points, just ahead of American Mikaela Shiffrin.

Mikaela Shiffrin (USA)

Born: March 13, 1995 

At 21 years old, Mikaela Shiffrin is one of the most successful American skiers of all time with 28 World Cup wins. Shiffrin is the reigning World and Olympic champion in slalom, and won the World Cup slalom globe three consecutive times from 2013-2015, becoming the first U.S. slalom World Cup champion since Tamara McKinney in 1983-84. This season, she has won five of the six World Cup slalom races. In giant slalom, Shiffrin has claimed a total of eight podium finishes including three victories in her career, two of which came this season. She currently leads the overall World Cup standings with 1203 points and the slalom standings with 660 points. She’ll celebrate her 22nd birthday on March 13.

Lara Gut (SUI)

Born: April 27, 1991

Last year’s World Cup overall globe winner sits third in the giant slalom standings with 360 points. The Swiss athlete has won three World Cup races this season including the first World Cup giant slalom race of the competition year in Soelden, Austria. Gut has 23 World Cup victories to her name, including four in giant slalom. Her strength lies in the speed events, super-G and downhill, and she is often considered one of Lindsey Vonn’s biggest rivals. Gut currently sits in second place in the overall standings behind Shiffrin with 1023 points.

Sofia Goggia (ITA)

Born: Nov. 15, 1992

The Italian giant slalom team has been dominant all season, often landing several athletes in the top 10. Goggia has earned nine World Cup podiums, all in the 2016-17 season, starting with the Killington, Vt., World Cup where she was third in the giant slalom. Since then, she has podiumed in every discipline except slalom, making her the first Italian woman to do so in one season. She has never won a World Cup race. She is currently ranked fourth in giant slalom with 289 points, and fourth in the overall standings with 789 points. 

Marta Bassino (ITA)

Born: Feb. 27, 1996

21-year-old Bassino has been on the World Cup podium twice in her career. The Italian was third at the 2016-17 World Cup opener in Soelden, Austria, as well as third in the giant slalom in Kronplatz, Italy. She is currently ranked fifth in the giant slalom standings with 265 points thanks to top-5 finishes in Killington, Vt., Sestriere, Italy, and Semmering, Austria. Bassino is a relative newcomer to the World Cup circuit, having made her debut in March 2014 when she finished 19th in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. 

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Getting to Squaw Valley

Getting to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has never been easier! The Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO) operates 100 daily departures nonstop to 17 U.S. cities and an international city. Our area also offers a multitude of transportation options once you get here to make traveling easy. Driving? We're 42 miles from Reno, 96 miles from Sacramento or 196 miles from San Francisco via all-weather I-80.

Shopping & Dining at The Village at Squaw Valley

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CONTACT 

Liesl Kenney

Press Chief / Public Relations Director
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Phone: 530-452-7111
Email: Lkenney@squawalpine.com

Sam Kieckhefer

Broadcast Coordinator
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Phone: 530-584-6035
Email: Skieckhefer@squawalpine.com

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Information

Schedule of Events
Media Center

Media registration, Media Center and press conferences will be located on the second level of the PlumpJack Conference Center in The Village at Squaw Valley, adjacent to the Aerial Tram. Street address: 1920 Squaw Valley Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146. Media registration will begin on Wednesday, March 8th at 14.00 in the Media Center. Press conferences with the top three athletes will occur 30 minutes after the competition and awards. 

Media Center Hours:

  • Wednesday, March 8: 2:00-7:00pm
  • Thursday, March 9: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday, March 10: 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday, March 11: 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Sunday, March 12: 7:00am-7:00pm
Maps
  • Coming soon: Finish Area Layout – Media
  • Coming soon: Village Map – Media
Course Map
Audi FIS Ski World Cup Race Run
 Finish Area Map – Spectators
FIS World Cup Finish Area
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