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2015 FIS Alpine World Championships

For the most up-to-date announcements regarding races etc, follow the Vail Beaver Creek 2015 Twitter feed. 

2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Television Viewing Schedule.

The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek will showcase over 700 athletes from more than 70 nations. These World Championships represent the largest and most impressive collection of ski racing talent in the world, second only to the Olympics. Enjoy skiing Vail's over 5,200 acres of terrain while also taking part in the 2015 excitement and celebrations.

The tradition of alpine ski racing has been interwoven throughout Vail and Beaver Creek’s history since Vail Mountain opened to the world in 1962. Founded by a ski racer, Vail hosted its first racing event, a U.S. Ski Team training camp, one week after opening and went on to host numerous World Cup races. The prestigious FIS Alpine World Ski Championships have been held in the U.S. only three times before, including 1989 and 1999 for which the Vail Valley also played host, firmly establishing the community as the ski racing capital of North America.  

Vail is set to serve as the official hub of the ceremonies and nightly festival events – concerts, parties, art and culinary features, a big-screen stadium and more – from Feb. 2 through 15, while Beaver Creek will host the majority of the competition – all of which is free to spectators, unlike championships in Europe! Vail will also host racing events at Golden Peak, including the Nation’s Team Event (February 10) and the Men’s Giant Slalom and Slalom qualification competitions (February 12 and 14).

The following is information on events centered in the Town of Vail. For more information on the races in Beaver Creek and throughout the Vail Valley, visit vailbeavercreek2015.com

Dress warm! These events takes place outdoors.

Opening Ceremonies
Monday, February 2 | 7pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

The Vail Valley officially welcomes the world back to Vail and Beaver Creek! Featuring fireworks, a light show, live music and special guest appearances, the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 World Championships will be our community’s first opportunity to shine as the world looks on. The show will be divided into three segments – Dream It, Live It and Share It – celebrating the values that make ski racing so special, along with those at the top of the sport. While the majority of the ceremony will be kept a surprise, fans can expect an hour of live entertainment filled with heart-warming notes and a touch of the unexpected. Come early – attendance is free to the public but it is expected that the venue will reach maximum capacity.

Medals Ceremony - LADIES' SUPER G
Tuesday, February 3 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Medals Ceremony - MENS' SUPER G
Wednesday, February 4 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Ladies' Downhill Public Bib Presentation
Thursday, February 5 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Medals Ceremony - LADIES' DOWNHILL
Mens' Downhill Public Bib Presentation
Friday, February 6 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Medals Ceremony - MENS' DOWNHILL
Saturday, February 7 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Sunday, February 8 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Monday, February 9 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Medals Ceremony - NATIONS TEAM EVENT
Tuesday, February 10 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Medals Ceremony - LADIES' GIANT SLALOM
Thursday, February 12 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Medals Ceremony - MENS' GIANT SLALOM
Ladies' Slalom Public Bib Draw
Friday, February 13 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Medals Ceremony - LADIES' GIANT SLALOM
Men's Slalom Public Bib Draw
Saturday, February 14 | 6:30 pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Closing Ceremonies*
Held at Red Tail Stadium at Beaver Creek following the final event of the 2015 World Championships, the Men’s Slalom.
*This event is not held in Vail

Dress warm! These events takes place outdoors.

Michael Franti & Spearhead
Tuesday, February 3 | 7pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Andreas Gabalier
Wednesday, February 4 | 7pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Mix Master Mike
Thursday, February 5 | 7pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

American Authors
Friday, February 6 | 7pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Saturday, February 7 | 7pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Craig Wayne Boyd
Sunday, February 8 | 7pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Barenaked Ladies
Monday, February 9 | 7pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

KC and the Sunshine Band
Tuesday, February 10 | 7pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

Phillip Phillips
Thursday, February 12 | 6:45pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

CeeLo Green
Saturday, February 14 | 6:45pm
Championships Plaza (Solaris), Vail

GoPro Athlete Signing: Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso
Wednesday, February 4 | 4 - 5:30 p.m.
GoPro RV, Vail


Athlete Signing
Saturday, February 7 | 4 - 5:30 p.m.
International Bridge, Vail


Nations Team Event
Tuesday, February 10 | 2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Golden Peak Stadium, Vail
The Nations Team Event is the only team race in the World Championships program for alpine skiing. Teams of 4 athletes (2 men, 2 ladies) compete on a parallel GS course in head-to-head match-ups. Each skier gets a chance to race on both lanes of the parallel course after which the team with more head-to-head wins advances to the next round. The event has a maximum of 16 teams and is an exciting fast-paced competition to watch. 


Korbel Charity Cup
Wednesday, February 11 | 10 a.m.
Golden Peak Stadium, Vail

Korbel Legends Race
Wednesday, February 11 | 1:30 p.m.
Golden Peak Stadium, Vail


Men's Giant Slalom 
Friday, February 13 | Run 1, 10:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Run 2, 2:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Golden Peak Stadium, Vail


DÉCIMO: Nightlife. Elevated. At the Top of Vail Mountain.
Friday, February 13 | 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Mid-Vail, Vail
Let Gondola One in Vail Village whisk you away to an exclusive 10,250-feet mountain-top party featuring DJ Porter Robinson.
Early Release Tickets start at $100, and include transportation and access to an exclusive late-night experience. VIP Tables available for purchase as well. The party starts at 9:00pm. For more information, call 970.754.CIMO (2466) or visit 


Pete & Earl's Kids' Fun Zone
Friday - Sunday, February 6 - 8. Friday - Sunday, February 13 - 15 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lionshead Village, Vail
Blue Creek Productions, Inc. will be working closely with the Youth Foundation staff to host “Pete and Earl’s – 2015 Kids Fun Zone” in Lionshead to create a fun and welcoming atmosphere for kids and their families during the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships. The Kids Fun Zone will have daily activities for kids, entertainment for the entire family, and a fun place for families to enjoy learning about the sport of skiing, Vail and Beaver Creek, different cultures, and other aspects to the Championships. Each day will have a theme to feature an educational or interactive entertainment presentation.

Athlete Signing
Saturday, February 14 | 4:30 p.m.
International Bridge, Vail


Sierra Nevada Winter Beer Camp
Daily | 4-8 p.m.
International Bridge, Vail


Samana - Official Vail 2015 Night Club
Nightly | 9 p.m.
Bridge Street, Vail

Once you arrive in the Vail Valley for the 2015 World Championships, leave your cares in the room and prepare to truly experience the Vail Valley and the World Championships. 

There’s no need to worry about where to park your car at the Championships when you leave the driving to us. The free World Championships transportation system will take you to and from all of the 2015 events, no matter whether it’s in Vail, Avon or Beaver Creek.

In addition to the free buses, race fans will be able to access the competitions on skis and snowboards or on foot via Trail 2015. The Vail races will be easy to access as Golden Peak is located a short walk from the heart of Vail Village and at the base of the mountain.

Vail 2015 world championships transportation

For more information on air travel, parking and more, please visit: http://vailbeavercreek2015.com/getting-around/


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