Courchevel, France Set to Unveil New Downhill Course

Taylor Stephan | | Industry NewsIndustry News
2023 Alpine Ski World Championships
2023 Alpine Ski World Championships official logo. Photo Credit: Inside The Games

A new downhill ski run for the 2023 Alpine Ski World Championships is set to be unveiled.

The 2023 Alpine Ski World Championships are scheduled to take place in Courchevel and Meribel, France. The two ski resorts teamed up in a joint bid to host the first Alpine Ski World Championship in France since 2009. Both resorts are apart of the much larger, and famous, ski complex known as “Les 3 Vallees” aka The 3 Valleys.

Courchevel has just completed work on a new downhill ski run that will be available to recreational skiers this winter. Officials are already claiming the run will rival other famous downhill runs. The Streif (streak, or stripe) used at the Hahnehkamm race in Kitzbuhel, Austria and the Lauberhorn route at Wengen in the Swiss Alps are two other downhill courses the Courchevel downhill is expected to rival.

“The run passes through the heart of the forest and provides jaw-dropping views over the village of Courchevel LePraz, the Olympic ski jumps, and the Alpinium.”

– a Courchevel Resort Spokesperson

downhill map
Map of the new downhill ski run at Courchevel, France. Photo Credit: In The Snow

The new downhill ski run at Courchevel will be a highly difficult black run, with technical and challenging features. It is set to be 3.3 km (2 miles) long and have a vertical drop of over 970 meters (3,182 feet), making it one of the longest runs in the area. While the downhill run is yet to be named, the ski resort expects to have an official name unveiling today, September 10, 2020.

The Streif downhill ski run used in the Hahnenkamm race. Photo Credit: Hahnekamm

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