Enjoy the Alpine World Cup Finals 2023
From 13 to 19 March the elite of alpine skiing will meet in Grandvalira to compete in the finals of the 2023 World Cup.
In two months the Avet slope in Soldeu, located right in front of the hotel, and the Àliga in El Tarter will become the epicentre of one of the biggest events in the world of skiing. If you are as eager as we are to find out what these new World Cup finals will be like, the second to be hosted by Grandvalira, read on to find out everything we know.
Alpine skiing world cup finals
The 25 best men's and women's alpine skiers in the world will meet in Andorra to take part in one of the 9 specialities of the event. As a novelty, New this year, the team race will be a parallel giant, unlike the 2019 finals where a parallel slalom took place. Four-year champion Mikaela Shiffrin is expected to compete in the slalom discipline and last year's champion Marco Odermatt in the men's giant.
World Cup slopes
Grandvalira has a long history of success in hosting European Cup events and finals, and will host the first World Cup Finals for the first time in 2019. The Avet piste in Soldeu and the Àliga piste in El Tarter are the main protagonists of the event.
• The Avet slope in Soldeu
It hosts the most technical slalom and giant slalom events and has a northeast orientation that guarantees the quality of the snow. It has a route for the giant slalom with 416 m. of vertical drop and another for the slalom with 210 m. of vertical drop. In 2019, the arrival of the piste was modified with a 14,000 square metre platform to connect it with the village of Soldeu and complete the services required for events of this magnitude. The piste was homologated in 2007 by the FIS (International Ski Federation).
From the Park Piolets hotel you have a view of this slope from the common areas and your room, as all our rooms are exterior and most of them overlook Grandvalira.
• The Àliga de El Tarter slope
This is the famous slope that draws an X on the landscape of the resort and will host speed disciplines such as downhill and supergiant. It is 2.7 km long, 60 m wide and has a gradient of 751 m. Skiers can reach speeds of up to 120 km/h on the course.
Programme of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Andorra 2023
If you want to see the world's best men's and women's skiers up close, check out the following dates:
- At 10h00: Men's DH training (Àliga piste).
- At 11h30: Women DH training (Àliga piste).
- At 19h30: Opening ceremony in Soldeu.
14/03/23 on the Àliga slope in El Tarter
- At 10h00: Women's DH training sessions.
- At 11h30: Men's DH training sessions.
15/03/23 on the Àliga slope in El Tarter
- At 10h00: DH men.
- At 11h30: DH women.
16/03/23 on the Àliga track of El Tarter
- At 10h00: SG women.
- At 11h30: SG men.
- At 12h00: Mixed Team Parallel (Àliga track).
- At 19h00: public bib draw at L'Abarset (El Tarter sector).
18/03/23 on the Avet slope in Soldeu
- From 9h00 to 12h00: GS men.
- From 10h30 to 13h30: SL women.
- From 10h00 to 17h00: World Cup Village
19/03/23 on the Avet slope in Soldeu
- From 9h00 to 12h00: GS women.
- From 10h30 to 13h30: SL men.
- From 10h00 to 17h00: World Cup Village.
- At 13h00: Prize-giving ceremony
Hurry up and book your room with views of the slopes if you want to experience the World Cup Finals in Grandvalira first hand. Get your tickets here and enjoy the atmosphere.