Vail/Beaver Creek to Potentially Host 2015 Alpine World Championships

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 7, 2009 1:06 pm

The Vail Valley has officially made good on its dream of hosting a third World Alpine Ski Championships, as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association has selected Beaver Creek/Vail as the American candidate applicant for the 2015 World Championships.

The Vail Valley hosted the 1989 and 1999 World Championships and has been a part of the FIS Alpine World Cup since the circuit’s inception in 1967. The annual Birds of Prey men’s World Cup is one of the most popular on the six-month global tour.
 “Beaver Creek/Vail has long been one of the world’s foremost leaders and innovators in alpine ski racing,” said USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt. “The USSA is proud to put Beaver Creek/Vail forward as our candidate for the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. It’s the right time for this prestigious event to come back to America.”

The USSA and Beaver Creek/Vail recently submitted its candidacy application to the FIS by the May 1 preliminary deadline. The FIS has established an Oct. 31 date for each bid candidate to confirm its application, given the outcome of television and sponsorship contract negotiations.
In addition to Beaver Creek/Vail, other candidate applicants for the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships are expected to include St. Moritz, Switzerland and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. Both St. Moritz and Cortina were also candidates for the 2013 Championships. The 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships will be awarded in May of 2010 at the FIS Congress in Antalya, Turkey.