Men’s FIS Alpine World Cup Continues in Palisades Tahoe, CA, After Positive ‘Snow Control’

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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The race course at Palisades Tahoe | Picture: Palisades Tahoe Cup

The International Ski and Snowboard Federation ‘FIS’ gave the go-ahead for The Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup to host the Giant Slalom and Slalom scheduled for February 24-26, 2023. As with every stop on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, each race course must pass ‘snow control’ ahead of the races to ensure course quality for the racers. Palisades Tahoe has received 395 inches of snowfall this season, and groomers and racecourse planners have been working on the closed course since February 10th.

“It’s a great honor to be the host resort for the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup as we continue to bring international competition back to our legendary slopes. From the 1960 Winter Games, to the 1969 Men’s World Cup and most recently, the 2017 Women’s World Cup, we’re looking forward to bringing an international competition to our resort under our new name. I would like to give a huge shoutout to our hardworking and dedicated Palisades Tahoe staff, North Tahoe community, and volunteers from around the world,  because we couldn’t put this event on without them.”

– Dee Byrne, COO and President of Palisades Tahoe

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Giant Slalom course at Palisades Tahoe | Picture: Palisades Tahoe Cup Website

The schedule for the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup looks as follows:

  • Friday, February 24th
    6:15 p.m. — Public Bib Draw

  • Saturday, February 25th
    10 a.m. — Giant Slalom Run 1
    1:15 p.m. — Giant Slalom Run 2

  • Sunday, February 26th
    10 a.m. — Slalom Run 1
    1:15 p.m. — Slalom Run 2

We can expect the who-is-who of the technical male skiers to be in attendance, including Henrik Kristoffersen, who won the Slalom World Championships in Courchevel and Méribél, France, and Marco Odermatt, who won the Giant-Slalom last week. Other big names to look out for are Linus Strasser, Lucas Braathen, Daniel Yule, Manuel Feller, Loic Meillard, Marco Schwarz, Zan Kranjec, and Alexis Pinturault. We expect to see River Radamus, Tommy Ford, Brian McLaughlin, and Luke Winters from the Stifel USA Alpine Ski Team.

Palisades Tahoe is no stranger to international competition. A renowned ski racing venue that has bred champions since the 1960 Winter Olympics, the resort’s legendary steeps will once again welcome back World Cup racers this winter.

One of only four U.S. resorts featured on the FIS Alpine World Cup circuit this season, Palisades Tahoe will host the Men’s Giant Slalom and Slalom events on the spectacular courses called Dog Leg and Red Dog Face. The course, raced in 2017 for the women’s alpine event, is one Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin has described as “one of, if not the toughest” course venues on the women’s World Cup circuit.

Check out the course and the action from the base area, cheer on the world’s best athletes, and enjoy the free concerts Friday with the Black Jacket Symphony and Saturday with Noah Kahan and 311, plus fireworks at the KT Base Bar from February 24–26, 2023. Don’t miss the chance to be in the midst of all the action. Tickets for the event can be purchased online.

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