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For the second year in a row the Women’s European Cup will make a stop at Passo San Pellegrino, and the resort is busy getting ready to give the warmest of welcomes to young lady skiers from all over the continent. From Tuesday the 15th to Friday the 18th of January, the la VolatA slope, which is one of the most thrilling runs in the entire San Pellegrino Ski Area, will be the stage for the women’s speed races in this prestigious European competition. The schedule will feature two days of clocked tests on Tuesday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th, while the two official downhill races will take place in the mornings of Thursday the 17th and Friday the 18th of January.
The event has been named in memory of Alberto Vendruscolo, and it will attract lots of ski fans and sports lovers of all stripes. Over the past several days, resort employees and volunteers have been working fervently to prepare the race course and guarantee total safety in the area.
The best young lady athletes from the Old Continent will be competing against one another along the challenging 2,300 metres of this run on the Col Margherita. With an altitude difference of 630 metres and maximum gradients of 50%, this slope is the perfect playing field for the highest calibre of athletes.
Because of its incline and how well the slope is prepared, la Volata is in fact one of the preferred runs of the Italian National Alpine Ski team, whose top athletes come here to prepare for the most important events of the competitive season. It is also a top training destination for fellow athletes from the United States, France, Sweden, Finland, Slovenia, Slovakia and Germany. Since it is FIS and FISI certified for national and international competitions, next month this slope in the Val di Fassa will also be hosting another major international event: the 2019 Alpine Junior World Ski Championships, when young, promising world skiers between the ages of 16 and 20 will come here from about 50 countries to challenge each other for the junior title in downhill, SuperG and combined events.