The two Alpine Skiing World Cup men’s races were presented today in Milan, as part of the press conference organized by the non-profit organization “Cancro Primo Aiuto” to present Trofeo Walter Fontana, which includes winter sports races of all levels on the Valtellina slopes.
On December 28, the Deborah Compagnoni track in Santa Caterina Valfurva (Sondrio) will host the downhill race, while the next day it’s going to be Alpine combined time (last year it took place in Kitzbuehel – Aut), which will consist of a super-G and one slalom manche. You can already ski in Santa Caterina and six European Cup slaloms are currently scheduled on the slope starting from yesterday and up to Saturday.
The press conference took place at Palazzo Lombardia and was attended by Antonio Rossi (Regione Councilor for sports) and Viviana Beccalossi (Regione Councilor for territory), Flavio Roda (Fisi President), Marco Rocca (Livigno), Maurizio Gandolfi representing the races’ Organizing Committee and Omar Galli (race director).
Gandolfi explained the exceptional friendliness of Alta Valtellina when speaking of the World Cup. “No other ski resort can count on two tracks of the highest level just a few kilometers from each other such as Bormio and Santa Caterina. In the near future we would like to go back to Bormio, but we know we can always count on the openness of Santa Caterina for its unique climatic conditions, representing a guarantee.”