On the heels of the hugely successful FIS Alpine World Ski Championships held last season at Beaver Creek and Vail in Colorado, this year’s Audi Birds of Prey World Cup will offer even more viewing options and activities for the public. The legendary Audi Birds of Prey race week at Beaver Creek is December 1-6, 2015, and will showcase the best male ski racers in the world.
In the past, this world cup race limited the hospitality tent to sponsors and industry people. But due to the popularity and large attendance at the Worlds, the Vail Valley Foundation, which hosts the races, announced the expanded activities to include Club and VIP experiences for the general public through a ticketing process. The special treatments will include food and drink spreads prepared by top-ranked chefs in the Vail Valley in indoor facilities with exclusive viewing decks. Free access to grandstands and course-side viewing will still be a great option for those who don’t want to buy a ticket.
In addition, a sparkling festival dubbed America’s Winter Opening sponsored by EverBank will surround the races, bringing live concerts, film and entertainment to Beaver Creek Village during the race week. The festivities will be similar to what happened at the Worlds, with more to come in future years.
“We saw unprecedented energy and excitement around alpine skiing last year. This year we will ride that momentum to take the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup to a new level, including an elevated Club and VIP experience, larger grandstands, and a surrounding festival that will make 2015 one of the best-ever years for the event,” said Vail Valley Foundation acting CEO Mike Imhof.
NBC and NBCSN will cover the races, with live airing of the downhill and super G races.
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