Levi World Cup course is ready for racing

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 5, 2009 3:16 pm

The next Audi FIS World Cup race is still all systems go. With fickle weather everywhere (even here Stateside, Utah registered a snow-melting temp of 74 today), all races need to be officially confirmed, and the courses continually checked.

FIS officers confirmed yesterday that the Levi World Cup is definitely on, and that the snow on the Levi Black slalom slope is more than sufficient. “(The) situation with the snow is better than ever before in this time of year,” said Tapio Kokko the Chief of Race. “There is also enough snow in the safety areas.”

The Levi course crew will next inject the hill with two million liters of water, to make it rock solid for the event. “The weather might be a little bit challenging in next few days, but I believe that we will finish injecting and work during the nighttime if it’s necessary,” Kokko said.

Last season, U.S. Ski Team star Lindsey Vonn won the slalom at Levi, and this year’s course looks to be just as primed for her return.