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World Ski Championships shift to Vail for next two days

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February 9, 2015, 10:29 pm

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships move to Vail on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. As a tribute to Vail’s ski racing history, be sure to head to Golden Peak Stadium Tuesday and cheer for your favorite racers during the Nations Team Event beginning at 2:15 p.m.

2015 World Championships logoGates open at noon and will include security bag checks. Seating will be limited so plan to arrive early or be prepared to stand on snow for this exciting fast-paced event. All races are free and open to the public.

Parking will be available in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures with convenient transit access to Golden Peak. For real-time parking status information, download the free Vail2015 mobile app. Overflow parking will be available on the South Frontage Road once the two structures are full. To avoid congestion on Vail Valley Drive, travelers are encouraged to approach from the east from noon to 4:30 p.m.

The Nations Team Event features a parallel giant slalom format, with four-person national teams, comprised of two men and two women. The winning teams advance through a bracket format, with the final four nations battling for the gold, silver and bronze World Championship medals.

In addition to the Nations Team Event, Golden Peak will also be the site of the men’s Slalom and Giant Slalom qualification races as well as the Korbel Charity Club and Korbel Legends Race on Wednesday.

Visit vailbeavercreek2015.com for race schedule info and other details.

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