A World Championships to Remember
February 2-15, 2015
VAIL — “Great job, Vail. You’ve stunned the world.”
And with that, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association director Tiger Shaw smiled and plunged into a massive and enthusiastic crowd in Redtail Stadium for the second run of the women’s slalom.
Shaw raced in the 1989 World Championships and had a great time, but he called the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships “an incredible step up.”
“The Olympics weren’t this good,” Shaw said.
“To have the valley come together like this is over the top,” Shaw said. “People will remember this for a long, long time.”
(Source – Vail Daily)
That is just a small blurb highlighting the incredible two week event that went off without a hitch in the Vail Valley. We at Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate couldn’t be more proud of our local community and amazing US Ski Team Athletes for such an exciting and successful World Championships.
At a press conference last night, Ceil Folz, President of the Vail Valley Foundation revealed that the total attendance will be close to 130,000 for the races, 200,000 when including all of the other events and television viewers will be close to 1 billion!
Growing up ski racing, I have always had a passion for the sport, but to see such an overwhelming response from spectators both young and old over the last two weeks was truly remarkable. Tiger Shaw, the US Ski & Snowboard Association Director said that one of the goals of the Championships was to produce an experience that people can see in person and on TV that would show Americans what the sport of ski racing is all about and we don’t think a better job could have been done!
Great job to everyone involved. This will be remembered for years to come.
Here are some of our favorite moments of the Championships – Enjoy!
Crowds exceeding everyone’s expectations
Each night visitors packed Championship Plaza for the awards and live entertainment
Did you swing by our Beaver Creek tent to pick up the official stadium noise makers?
Or spin the swag wheel at Apres Avon?
How about the Photo Booth at the Vail Beer Camp?
And how about those Cheerleaders?
Congrats to Ted Ligety on his amazing Gold in the Giant Slalom
And Mikaela Shiffrin for her nail biting Gold in the Slalom
Now it is time to pass the torch to St. Moritz, Switzerland for the 2017 Alpine World Championships.
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