Wednesday 15 January 2020: the world slalom elite in Crans-Montana
21.11.2019 - The second major World Cup meet of the 2019/20 season next weekend, in Levi/Finland, is an opportune moment to note the men’s night slalom display taking place on Wednesday 15 January 2020 in Crans-Montana. Between the renowned classic World Cup races in Adelboden and Wengen, the best slalom specialists in the world will be present on the Haut-Plateau to demonstrate their mastery on the spectacular Mont Lachaux/Nationale slope, which is visible in full from the finish stadium. After two heats (17:15/19:15), the winner will receive a cool CHF 20,000.00.
The Crans-Montana World Cup organisation committee are working to ensure that this slalom is an attractive and fascinating “aperitif“ prior to the Women’s European Cup races (14-16 February) and the two World Cup races (22.02./Downhill and 23.02/Alpine Combined). – Our photo (Zoom agency): Daniel Yule and Loïc Meillard – two of the best Swiss skiers, who will no doubt be among the 30 slalom skiers selected for this night slalom.
A men’s night slalom exhibition in addition to the 2020 World Cup and European Cup races
7.05.2019 - The women’s World Cup races 2020 in Crans-Montana, which include a Downhill (22 February) and an Alpine Combined (23.02), as well as the women's’ European Cup with two Downhills (14 and 15 February) and a Super-G (16 February), will be preceded by a rendez-vous with the men. On Wednesday 15 January 2020, between two Men’s World Cup races taking place in the Bernese Oberland, in Adelboden and Wengen, the Organisation Committee for the FIS Alpine Ski races in Crans-Montana will be organising two heats of a night slalom exhibition, in close collaboration with the CMA Ski Lift Company and Swiss-Ski.
30 of the best national and international slalom athletes will be invited to take part in this race, which will take place on the spectacular Mont Lachaux/Nationale slalom piste. The prize money will be 40,000 Swiss francs. Training sessions are planned for the day before the race that is planned for Wednesday 15 January. The organisers aim to offer ski fans a third major alpine competition in addition to the annual FIS World Cup and European Cup races. This slalom exhibition is also a full-scale test for night races, in view of the World Championships that Crans-Montana/Valais are aiming to host. It is worth noting that the first time this race was held in the Haut-Plateau region was on this same piste on 16 January 2019.
An impressive podium for the first night slalom exhibition held in Crans-Montana in 2019 : 1st Clément Noël (FRA), 2nd Dave Ryding (GBR), 3rd Julien Lizeroux (FRA), 4th Andre Myhrer (SWE), 5th Marc Rochat (SWI).