With Aspen’s status as host for the 2017 FIS World Cup Finals finally etched in stone, planning the complex event now hits high gear, beginning with a site visit this week by teams from FIS and the U.S. Ski Team to inspect the on- and off-mountain facilities.
The chief race directors of the men’s and women’s FIS Alpine World Cup, Markus Waldner and Atle Skaardal, and vice president of events for the U.S. Ski Team, Calum Clark, are scheduled “to make their final technical inspection early this week” of Aspen’s facilities, said Tiger Shaw, president and CEO for the U.S. Ski Team.