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World Cup Levi 2017 Ladies &Men’s Slalom races
Can the course setting really be an advantage for some athletes? At the World Cup Levi we had a deeper look into how the course setting works. Check it out in our latest #BehindTheScenes video.
November 11 2017. Slovakian skier Petra Vlhova beat Olympic and world champion Mikaela Shiffrin to win the first women’s World Cup slalom of the season on Saturday. Trailing Shiffrin by 0.21 after the opening leg, Vlhova used a near-perfect second run to finish in 1 minute, 49.98 seconds, 0.10 secs. ahead of the Overall World Cup champ.
November 12 2017. Felix Neureuther shines in Slalom season opener in Levi after a thrilling second run and achieves his 13th World Cup victory. Ryding wastes the chance to win the first ever Alpine Ski WC event for Team GB as Kristoffersen and Hargin round out podium.
|2016 TITLE DEFENDING: SHIFFRIN Mikaela|
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World Cup LEVI 2016
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Posted by World Cup Levi on Samstag, 24. Dezember 2016
Finnish super star Tanja Putiainen is helping out the local organising committee of the World Cup Levi with the kids race and taking care of the guests.
@ Agence ZOOM FIS. November 12 2016 ladies races. More photos, Click Here
: Valerie A ( France)
: Wanda K ( France)
: Loïc T +1 ( France)
: Peter M ( USA)
:Emma F+1 ( Finland)
: Lionel A ( France)
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HISTORY OF THE LAPLAND RACE
The first FIS Ski World Cup race in Levi took place in 2004, and since 2006, Levi has hosted the annual opening races for both men’s and ladies’ slalom seasons. How did the tour find its northernmost location?
Mikko Saarinen, Secretary General of the World Cup Levi, was kind enough to shed light on the Lapland race’s epic story. He has witnessed a big part of it with his own eyes, as he has been on the organizing team since 2006. But the first chapters of the story were written much earlier.
WHAT WAS SAID TO BE DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR…
In the mid 90s, Finland and an international alpine race event weren’t discussed in the same sentence. Professional alpine skiing was quite in its infancy in a country that has virtually no mountains.
There are, however, two things worth knowing about Lappish people: they are true winter sport enthusiasts, and every once in a while they get really abnormal ideas. So a thought, megalomaniac some would say, was born that maybe some day the event would become a reality at Levi.
Then, in 1996, FIS Technical Delegate Erik Dahlberg visited Levi. Together with local spokespersons Tapio Kokko and Jouni Palosaari, he went to check out what then was a wooded slope on the southwest side of the Levi Fell. It looked so promising that the idea started to evolve into a true vision of the Levi Black race course. Simultaneously, word about the vision started to spread internationally, as people like Martti Uusitalo, who assembled the ladies’ national alpine skiing team, spoke about it abroad.