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41. FIS Alpine Ski World Championships from February, 7. to February, 20. in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

For the second time since 1978, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the hometown of Maria Riesch and Felix Neureuther, is looking forward to hosting the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2011. These will be opened on February 7th, 2011 with a spectacular ceremony in the Olympic Ski Stadium Gudiberg – entry will be free of charge. Until February 20th, 11 World Championship competitions are on the agenda to take place in the event arenas Kandahar and Gudiberg. Garmisch-Partenkirchen has not only been home to sports events for decades. Culture has also had great importance since time immemorial. An interesting cultural program will therefore underline the theme of these World Championships: "Festival in the snow, naturally Bavarian!"

41. FIS Alpine Skiweltmeisterschaft 2011 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

The competition schedule – eleven sportive highlights

Day  Date  Start Time
Discipline
Venue
Monday  February 7th  18:00 Opening Ceremony  Olympic Ski Stadium
Tuesday  February 8th  11.00 Super-G Ladies Kandahar
Wednesday  February 9th

   11.00  

 13.30

Super-G Men 

Traning Downhill Ladies 


Kandahar 

 

Thursday  February 10th

 10.00 

12.30

Tranining Downhill Men 

Tranining Downhill Ladies

Kandahar
Friday  February 11th

10.00/14.00 

12.30

Super Combination 

Ladies Tranining Downhill Men

Kandahar/Gudiberg 

Kandahar

Saturday  February 12th

 11.00 

13.30

Downhill Men 

Training Downhill Ladies

Kandahar
Sunday  February 13th

 11.00 

13.00

Downhill Ladies 

Training Downhill Men

Kandahar
Monday  February 14th 10.00/14.00 Super Combination Men Kandahar/Gudiberg
Tuesday  February 15th   no event  
Wednesday  February 16th 11.00/12.00 Nations Team Event Kandahar
Thursday  February 17th

 10.00/13.30 

10.00/13.30

Giant Slalom Ladies 

Qualification Giant Slalom Men

Kandahar 

Horn

Friday  February 18th 10.00/13.30 Giant Slalom Men Kandahar
Saturday  February 19th

 10.00/13.30 

10.00/13.30

Slalom Ladies 

Qualification Slalom Men

Gudiberg 

Horn

Sunday  February 20th 10.00/13.30 Slalom Men Gudiberg

Immediately following the competitions, the “Winners’ Presentations” will take place in the finish area. The Medal Plaza stage in the World Championship Park (Kurpark) will be the venue for the official award ceremonies for the places 1 to 6 in the evening of the competition from 18.30 to 18.45. On the eve of the two special Downhill races and the special Slalom races, four public race bib draws are planned from 19.00 to 19.30.

The event arenas Kandahar and Gudiberg

The Kandahar Arena

The Kandahar Arena will be the setting for the disciplines Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Super Comined and the Nations Team Event. While the men look forward to the “free fall” the 92% descending steep slope of the new Kandahar Arena will provide, the ladies will be starting higher up compared to the final of the World Cup. The start has been moved to the entrance at the steep „Tröglhang“. A steep track with a length of 250m, two curves and a jump across the tunnel of the „Tröglhang“ will add excitement to the Ladies’ Downhill right from the start. “A queasy tingle in the tummy. Not an extremely far jump, but more like a rollercoaster-feeling. I’m on cloud 9”, Marco Büchel describes his feelings during the “free fall”.

The Gudiberg Arena

The Gudiberg Arena will be the venue for the competitions in Slalom and Super Combined. The old draglift haGudiberg Garmisch-Partenkirchens made way for a new chairlift. The slope was widened in order to enable entry to the racecourse.

The finishing area no longer leads into the Olympic Ski-Stadium but into the new Slalom Stadium at the foot of the Gudiberg, giving it an even more exciting atmosphere for athletes and spectators alike. The men will be starting from higher up than in the final of the World Cup.

The Slalom will now begin with a medium steep bit and lead across a sharp bend to the right into the bluff where the start used to be. This is where the ladies will be starting for their Slalom race. “The trip with the old lift was a classic. The new chair lift shortens the trip from 8 to 3 minutes. A bit of a pity, but necessary”, says Felix Neureuther.

Horn-Slope

The men’s Qualification for Giant Slalom and Slalom are on the agenda of the Horn-Slope of the Hausberg. The Horn-Slope can also be used for training by the teams. This slope was where the Giant Slalom races took place during the World Championships in 1978.

Accommodation

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourism (GaPa Tourismus) is the official partner of the World Ski Championships concerning accommodation and arranges allocations in more than 200 hotels at stable rates in various categories. In order to be able to provide a sufficient number of rooms for media representatives, corresponding allocations have been blocked in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the surrounding area. Reservations can be made at www.gap2011.com/Accommodation, please indicate your preferred category.

So don't miss this exclusive and top class event in Garmisch-Partenkrichen or Zugspitz region. If you want to make your winter holiday in Bavaria, you can find in our Winter Special.

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