Andorra la Vella, Monday 10 May 2021. The Andorran Ski Federation (FAE) and Grandvalira are back on track in competitive alpine skiing with the celebration of the European Cup Finals, which will take place next winter on the Avet and Àliga pistes of the Soldeu and El Tarter sectors of the largest resort in the Pyrenees. The most promising skiers on the international scene will meet in Andorra from 14 to 20 March to take part in a total of eight races in the disciplines of slalom, giant slalom, super giant, and downhill.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) confirmed this morning the new milestone for the FAE within the framework of the Congress's European Cup meeting that the international body organizes annually. Due to the health situation, the meeting was held online.
The European Cup circuit will kick off in Sweden at the end of November in the women's category and will consist of 18 venues in which 39 races will take place. The men's category will begin in December in Switzerland and 38 races will be held in 18 venues. One of the stops of the circuit will be in Panorama (Canada) where the Junior World Championships will take place (1 to 9 March).
It will be the fourth time that Grandvalira has held a European Cup Final.
The road up until now and the next goals:
European Cups on the Avet piste (Soldeu): 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013
Women's World Cup on Avet (SL and GS) 2012
European Cup Finals on Avet and Àliga: 2014
European Cup Finals on Àliga (El Tarter): 2015
Women's World Cup on Àliga (SG and Alpine Combined) 2016
European Cup Finals on Avet and Àliga: 2018
World Cup Finals on Avet and Àliga: 2019
European Cup Finals on Avet and Àliga: 2022
World Cup Finals on Avet and Àliga: 2023
Prelude to the 2023 Finals
Next year's European Cup Finals will be the test prior to the 2023 World Cup Finals. Three years after the Finals of 2019, Andorra will again be the showcase for the International Ski Federation and the World of Skiing.