FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships #Davos2018

fullsizeoutput_3c4The red carpet for the World Economic Forum has been rolled up and put in storage. Political and business elites have left town. This week Davos has rolled out a magnificent white carpet of snow to host the best junior alpine ski racers in the world for the next ten days, for the 38th FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships.

Athletes from 43 countries have gathered for the annual highlight of junior competition. A select number will race here and then move on to the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, Korea.

But all major National Ski Federations closely monitor the preparation and results from this marquee junior event. These are the next generation of champions. Some, such as Clement Noel (FRA), Meta Hrovat (SLO) and Marco Odermatt (SUI) have already made their mark on the World Cup. Most of this determined generation of athletes are learning their craft as they gain experience for the big show.

WJSC logo1All races take place on the Jakobshorn, soaring above the south side of Davos. A compact concept brings together a speed track that encircles the tech slopes.  And as the men’s downhill is 450m vertical, it will be a 2-run format for the first time.

The opening races get underway tomorrow with the ladies GS at 9:00am CET.

All events will be live-streamed by the Davos Organizers at the following web sites:

Live timing will be posted to the FIS web site and mobile app. The Davos Organizing Committee has a Facebook page with videos and pictures: https://www.facebook.com/davos2018.ch/. The home web page is: https://davos2018.ch/

Twitter: #davos2018

Hrovat-Meta_ProfileMita Hrovat (image courtest Stoeckli)

 

About Ken Read

"You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so…get on your way!" - Oh, the Places You'll Go (1990) Dr. Seuss
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