Qualification Races in Zuoz
In Zuoz four qualifying races for both men and ladies in the technical disciplines took place. Around 150 athletes from more than 70 Nations competed in the exciting races at the "The Small Nations World Championships" - entrance was free.
As part of the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships 2017 4 qualifying races took place on the Pizzet run at Zuoz. 1 Giant Slalom men and ladies and 1 Slalom men and ladies. A total of 100 start places for the main respective races from the Ski World Championships in the technical disciplines were available.
The best 50 athletes went through directly to the main races. All the athletes competing in the qualifying races that Rank 1-25 went through to the main races. A further 25 Start places could be won by the Nations, those athletes that did not qualify within the first 75 were considered on the basis of their FIS points. In the Slalom – and the Giant Slalom – The main races of the World Championships at Corviglia – Thus, There were 100 Athletes competing.
The World Championships Small Nations
In the technical disciplines a 150 athletes both male and female from more than 70 Nations participated. This number of participants prevented a long and timely process, which is why these qualifying races were of such great importance. On the evening of the races at 6pm the 6 best athletes from the respective races were presented at the Kulm Park in St. Moritz.
Free Entrance and Free Parking
The ski races were an exciting and attractive sporting event, some very strong athletes fought for their positions, those of which are not ranked in the front of the World Ranking List can take a shot at the big time. The steep slope at Pizzet demanded the utmost from all the competitors. The leading World-Cup teams also used this mountain as a training run. The races were organized at a European Cup level and were recorded on television. Catering and Entertainment was provided with loud speakers and good music. The standing room on the Grandstand was free of charge.
Visitors traveled to Zuoz comfortably by train or bus. A shuttle bus took them from the train station to the bottom of the Chastlatsch Chairlift station. The spectators car park was located directly at the bottom station of the Chastlatsch chairlift. Overflow parking could be found at the Zuoz train station and in the nearby Resgia area. From the train station carpark and nearby Resgia carparks, a shuttle bus drove to the bottom station of the Chastlatsch chairlift.
You can find here a list of all the participating Nations.
Race program Zuoz
Monday 13th Febuary 2017
- 09:30 hrs: Giant Slalom Ladies, Quali 1st Run
- 13:00 hrs: Giant Slalom Ladies, Quali 2nd Run
Thursday 16th Febuary 2017
- 09:30 hrs: Giant Slalom Men, Quali 1st Run
- 13:00 hrs: Giant Slalom Men, Quali 2nd Run
Friday 17th Febuary 2017
- 09:30 hrs: Slalom Ladies, Quali 1st Run
- 13:00 hrs: Slalom Ladies, Quali 2nd Run
Saturday 18th Febuary 2017
- 09:30 hrs: Slalom Men, Quali 1st Run
- 13:00 hrs: Slalom Men, Quali 2nd Run