Beaver Creek picks up three more races |

Beaver Creek picks up three more races

BEAVER CREEK, Colorado – With little snow and unseasonably warm temperatures in Val d’Isere, France, Beaver Creek has gained three more World Cup ski races this season and the action starts just two days after this weekend’s Birds of Prey races finish.

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has chosen Beaver Creek as the replacement venue for the canceled Val d’Isere World Cup races, which were originally scheduled for Dec. 10-11.

Vail Valley Foundation president Ceil Folz said that while the Foundation doesn’t ever hope for another organizer to lose races, the addition of races at Beaver Creek is “an added bonus for our community.”

“We have a long tack record of hosting transplanted races and it is a pleasure to be able to step in once again and help the FIS in this regard,” Folz said.

FIS race director Guenter Hujara announced the venue change Wednesday afternoon. The races begin Tuesday with the men’s giant slalom, women’s super-G on Wednesday and men’s slalom on Thursday. Wednesday’s race will be the first time World Cup women will race on the Birds of Prey course. The Foundation said the last time World Cup women raced at Vail or Beaver Creek was during the 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships.

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