Audi Birds Of Prey Men's World Cup Race Schedule Changed - Downhill Moved to Friday, with Super-G on Saturday

03 December 2013
BEAVER CREEK, Colorado—Based on the weather forecast calling for heavy snow for the upcoming week, the race jury has decided to amend the World Cup schedule for this weekend’s Audi Birds of Prey men’s competitions at Beaver Creek.

“In anticipation of the forecasted storm, we changed the race schedule to allow our course workers and operations crews to fully focus on preparing the Downhill track and then switch to Super G following Friday’s race,” explained Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation.      

Originally scheduled for Super-G on Friday, Downhill on Saturday and Giant Slalom on Sunday, the new race schedule will now feature men’s Downhill on Friday, December 6; Super-G on Saturday, December 7 and Giant Slalom on Sunday, December 8.

In addition to the change in the competition schedule, the start times have also been altered, with Friday’s Downhill slated for 10:45 a.m., Saturday’s Super-G at 11 a.m. and Sunday’s Giant Slalom runs at 9:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

The weather forecast calls for significant snowfall and cold temperatures, beginning on Tuesday and continuing through Thursday of this week.  Tuesday’s scheduled Downhill training run was scrapped after some teams were unable to get out of Calgary due to adverse weather in Canada.  This is the same system moving towards Colorado.

For up-to-date information on the 2013 Audi Birds of Prey Men’s World Cup, check out www.bcworldcup.com.
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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

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