Vail applies to host 2015 Alpine World Championships

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 1, 2009 1:09 pm

Vail has officially put in a bid to host the 2015 Alpine World Championships. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association selected Vail/Beaver Creek as the American candidate. If selected, this would mark the third time Vail hosted the event, having done the honors in 1989 and 1999.

“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.”

Added Cecil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation: “We are excited to get underway with the candidate process, and we look forward to working closely with USSA and all of our partners to bring home the Championships.”

Other locations vying for the honor include St. Moritz, Switzerland and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. We’ll find out who gets it in May at the FIS Congress in Antalya, Turkey.