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 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
All tickets are now sold out!
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 Deck.
Download the Squaw Alpine App
- Event schedule
- Course map and description
- Athlete bios
- Race results
- Plus all features that exist on main app
After downloading our app, visit the Parallel Mountain Sports for official World Cup merchandise and be automatically entered to win World Cup VIP tickets!
Preview the Course
|Network||Date||Time (EST)||Time (PST)|
|NBC||Saturday, March 11||1:30pm||10:30am|
|NBCSN||Saturday, March 11||4pm||1pm|
|NBCSN||Sunday, March 12||3pm||12pm|
|Switzerland||SRF (German); RSI (Italian); RTS (French)|
Lift Operations During World Cup
Squaw Creek and Red Dog chairlifts will be closed Tuesday, February 28 from Wednesday, March 8 and through Saturday, March 11 for race preparation and team access. Supplemental shuttles will run between Resort at Squaw Creek and Squaw Valley on these dates.
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 is 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
- Outside Alcohol
- Illegal Substances and/or paraphernalia
- Glass of any kind
- Laser Pointers
- Only service animals will be permitted in the grandstands and bleachers
All bags are subject to search.
Please visit the World Cup Online Press Room.
Volunteer positions are still available
World Cup Event Schedule
|4:15pm||Community Kickoff parade||The Village at Squaw Valley|
|4:40pm||David Garibaldi performance||Main Stage - KT Deck|
|5:15pm||Free Dustbowl Revival Concert||Main Stage - KT Deck|
|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|
|2-4pm||Live music by The Sam Chase and the Untraditional||Village Events Plaza|
|5pm||US Ski Team Poster Signing||Plaza Bar Deck|
|6pm||Public Bib Draw||Main Stage - KT Deck|
|7pm||Free Rusted Root concert||Main Stage - KT Deck|
|6:45-9am||Lake Tahoe Ski Club Continental Breakfast||Village Events Plaza|
|7:40-9am||First Tracks for Club & VIP ticket holders||Meet at the Funitel at 7:20am|
|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|
|2-4pm||Live music by Joy and Madness||Village Events Plaza|
|2:45pm||Free HoneyHoney concert||Main Stage - KT Deck|
|7pm||Korbel Forever Blue: Together Tonight for Tomorrow fundraising celebration presented by Levi's||Resort at Squaw Creek|
|10am||Toyota Ski Pro-Am Race||Red Dog|
Red Dog is a spectacular race course! Red Dog has four primary sections: No Name Face, Dog Leg, Coaches Corner and Red Dog Face. The Giant Slalom course covers all four sections. From the starting gate, athletes gain speed across No Name Face. Athletes then drop into Dog Leg where each turn gets steeper. Then, from relatively flat to extremely steep it’s quite challenging for athletes to create a rhythm due to the technical terrain. After the upper portion of the Dog Leg, there’s a false flat at the top of Far East Express. From there, athletes are forced to tackle a big change in direction at Coaches Corner. The course bends to the left and through a saddle before entering Red Dog Face, the start of the Slalom course. At this point, athletes will be able to see straight to the end of the course. They’ll start to hear cheering from fans, as the race hill begins to fall away to the right where the athletes are forced to make strong right footers. Finally, they reach the heart of The Face that becomes challenging with a test of balance over multiple terrain variations as they battle a real roller coaster course to the finish. Watching these athletes will make for some great spectating! - Travis Wagner, Snow Surfaces Director, US Ski and Snowboard Association
The Village at Squaw Valley Map
Giant Slalom Results
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. In February, she became the first woman to win three consecutive World Championship slalom races since Germany’s Christel Cranz in 1939. 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. The Swiss athlete was also crowned 2017 Alpine Combined World Champion in February and finished second in the World Championship slalom. 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.
Americans Not Ranked 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. This season, she regained her Giant Slalom World Champion title, which she had also won in 2013. 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. She earned a silver medal in the 2017 World Championship GS in St. Moritz, Switzerland. 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
Gut suffered a season-ending ACL and meniscus tear in St. Moritz this February during training and will not compete at Squaw Valley. 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. Goggia earned a bronze medal in the 2017 World Championship giant slalom 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.
World Cup Weekend Transportation Tips & Info
If you decide to drive to Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, please arrive early and carpool. Coffee and breakfast offerings open as early as 6am. Parking lots will reach capacity, so please refer to these resources we use to notify you:
- Mobile App: Download our mobile app and enable notifications. You will receive a push notification as soon as we know that parking has reached capacity.
- Mountain Operations Twitter: Follow us at @SquawAlpineOps on Twitter for real-time updates on lift, trail and parking status. If you don't have a Twitter account, you can still read these public tweets at twitter.com/squawalpineops.
- Lift & Trail status page
- Digital highway signboards positioned before the tunnel entrance on 89 in Truckee and at Suburban Propane on 89 just outside of Tahoe City
- Deer Park: at the base of Alpine Road is for day use only. The Squaw/Alpine Express will be servicing this lot with continuous shuttles to both Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley.
Carpool with Friends
We strongly encourage carpooling with friends, family and neighbors. With our POW Carpool Parking, vehicles with 4 or more passengers will have access to close-in parking spots. There are 110 POW Parking spaces at Squaw Valley and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
OVERNIGHT PARKING WILL NOT BE PERMITTED DURING WORLD CUP
Free Shuttle to Squaw Valley on Friday and Saturday
Take advantage of our FREE shuttles! Conveniently park your car in Truckee or Tahoe City and let us do the driving to Squaw Valley!
Truckee to Squaw Valley
Park at the Truckee Tahoe Airport: 10356 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161
- Early Morning Route: 6am-7am, picks up every 15 minutes
- Day/Night Route: from 7am, shuttles will pick up every 30 minutes from each location through 9:30pm
Tahoe City to Squaw Valley
Park at the Tahoe City Transportation Center (also known as 64 acres): 165 West Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, CA 96145
- Early Morning Route: 6am-7am, picks up every 30 minutes
- Day/Night Route: from 7am, shuttles will pick up every hour from each location through 9:30pm
FREE SHUTTLE WITHIN SQUAW VALLEY
Chariot provides free transportation for residents and guests staying in Squaw Valley
- Download the app available on iTunes Store and Google Play Store or visit chariot.com to get started
- Schedule your chariot and your space is reserved. No need to wait at a crowded stop and hope there's room for you.
- Watch your Chariot's progress on the app so you don't have to wait outside in the winter weather.
Free Shuttle between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows
Squaw/Alpine Express runs continuously between the base area of Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows. Shuttles start running at 8:30am daily and pick up every 20-30 minutes.
- Leaves Village South Road in front of Squaw Valley Member’s Locker Room 8:30am
- Last bus leaving Squaw Valley 4:30pm
- Last bus leaving Alpine Meadows 4:30pm
- In the interest of safety, children 12 years & under may not ride the Squaw/Alpine Express alone. Children must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other responsible rider who is at least 13 years old.
Avoid traffic and take Amtrak to Truckee for your World Cup weekend. Amtrak offers a convenient and enjoyable travel option from the Bay Area
- Enjoy comfortable and spacious seating as you wind through the beautiful scenery of the Sierra Nevada mountains
- California Zephyr departs daily from Emeryville, Richmond, Martinez and Sacramento to Truckee
Other Transportation Options
Lodging In and Around Squaw Valley
The Village at Squaw Valley
Stay in the heart of The Village and just steps from the race. Limited rooms now available.
Tahoe Luxury Properties
Book your vacation rental in Squaw Valley for World Cup weekend (minimum of 3 or 4 nights may apply).
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
Dining, shopping, activities, and steps from the slopes of Squaw Valley. Explore The Village at Squaw Valley interactive map to discover the endless activity options.
This World Cup weekend will feature a celebration of all things California. Throughout our vibrant Village restaurants and shops will feature well-known California products for sampling and menu creations. Check out California way at the following locations:
The Village at Squaw Valley comes alive on Friday and Saturday with over vendor booths featuring a variety of local to international brands.
- Tipsy Elves
- Tahoe Wood Maps
- North Lake Tahoe
- USSA Foundation
- Rockin' Refuel
- Squaw Olympic Museum
- U.S. Forrest Service
- Lake Tahoe Ski Foundation
- Achieve Tahoe
See you in The Village at Squaw Valley and on California Way!