Beaver Creek prepping the Birds of Prey course

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on October 30, 2009 1:30 pm

Preparing a course for the World Cup is the snow version of a Thanksgiving meal.  There’s a gargantuan ton of prep work.  So when Colorado received a winter storm last week, it was simply gravy being added to the big meal of hard work happening at Beaver Creek.  The Guns of Peace (= snow guns) have been blasting the Birds of Prey course for weeks now.

“Early snow and cold temperatures have come right at the start of the traditional snowmaking period and give the Beaver Creek team a great head start in the preparation of the Birds of Prey race course,” said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Vice President, Events Calum Clark. “The buzz of excitement can be felt throughout the Birds of Prey family, from race workers and volunteers to U.S. Ski Team athletes and coaches.”

It is definitely the must see spectator event of the year.  December 4-6, the Audi Birds of Prey hits Beaver Creek.  It’s the only stop on the men’s alpine World Cup tour that takes place in the U.S.  Bode Miller, Steven Nyman, Erik Fischer, Scott Macartney, they’ll all be there, will you?

“From jumps, to steeps to high speed turns, there’s nothing like racing Birds.” — Steven Nyman

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