World Cup Racing in Grandvalira

Ski Racing in Grandvalira

This month sees the return of World Cup ski racing to Grandvalira, showcasing the superb world-class facilities on offer.  Not only will we get to see top class racing but also a range of events surrounding the racing, making it an ideal time to experience the hospitality of Andorra.  The racing is Women’s Super-G and Slalom, both of which are very technical and a great spectacle to watch.  Here is the timetable for the weekend: (more…)

Lindsay Vonn Denied Chance to Race Men

Lindsay Vonn

Lindsay VonnSomething creating huge discussion in the world of skiing is Lindsay Vonn and her request to race against men in the Lake Louise round of the World Cup, however unfortunately today the International Ski Federation (FIS) have ruled that she can’t take part in the men’s race.

She has been dominating women’s skiing for the past few years and wanted the chance to show that it is possible for women to compete against their male counterparts, and although she didn’t expect to win she was hopeful of a top 30 placement.  The main reason for her wanting to compete was to raise awareness of ski racing, particularly female ski racing, by generating media and public interest in a showpiece event.

Whilst she has definitely got people talking within the skiing community it is a shame that the FIS haven’t allowed it to go ahead as it would have been very interesting to see if she raised her game yet again.  It is hoped that at some point in the not too distant future the FIS may re-consider their stance, but in the meantime we can look forward to her racing on the women’s circuit.