(PRWEB UK) 28 June 2012
The US ski resort of Beaver Creek has been given the final approval to go ahead with several mountainside improvements. Crystal Ski, who offer ski holidays to the resort, have learnt that a new women’s downhill racecourse, a women’s giant slalom racecourse (using portions of existing ski trails on Grouse Mountain), modifications to the existing men’s downhill racecourse, the replacement of the Red Tail Camp, and expanded finish area are amongst the developments. The works will be carried out to enhance the Colorado resort’s venue for hosting world-class event; completion is due in autumn 2013.
Scott Fitzwilliams, the White River National Forest Supervisor, said of the go-ahead; “This Final Environmental Impact Statement is the result of a careful and thorough review including extensive outreach and collaboration with the public and our partner agencies,” “This decision ensures Beaver Creek’s stature on the World Cup alpine ski racing circuit, provides improved facilities to the recreating public and showcases the National Forest to the world.”
The 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships will mark the third time Vail Valley has hosted the championships, having previously hosted both the 1989 and 1999 competitions as well. The 2015 championships are set to be different from those previous both on and off the mountain. As well as the women’s Giant Slalom and Slalom being contested on a new course running down Raven Ridge finishing in the new Red Tail Stadium, the entire event is striving to be zero waste and carbon neutral.
Ski deals for 2013 can now be found on the Crystal Ski website. Ski holidays to Banff and other top North American ski areas across Canada and the US, as well as European resorts can be bought as packages.