Women’s Alpine Skiing world excellence hits the tracks of Val di Fassa, for two days of great races in the presence of Unesco’s Dolomites. On Saturday, February 24, and Sunday, February 25, 2024, the “La VolatA” slope will host the Val di Fassa Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2024 with two super-G races.
La VolatA, which starts in Falcade (BL) and arrives at Passo San Pellegrino, in Trentino, has become the temple of international skiing, hosting in 2021 the Ski World Cup Val di Fassa, the women’s ski World Cup. This challenging course owes its name to its technical characteristics: the run descends through the Col Margherita Park, for a length of 2,400 m, with 630 m of difference in altitude and slopes that verge on a 50% gradient. A true highlight among the offerings of the Alpine arc, suitable for the most demanding skiers. The starting point is a tribute to the Dolomites with an extraordinary natural terrace at 2,514 metres: enclosed in an amphitheatre of attractive peaks, the Col Margherita is an adrenalin rush even for the eyes.
From the porphyry terrace which looks over the splendid Pale San Martino, the descent becomes immediately technique with the two walls, one after the other, “Alberto” and “Manfroi “, before entering the “Piana” that, passing through the wood and making a sharp bend to the left, leads to the steep and never-ending walls “del Poeta”, to launch into the last pitfalls, namely the thrilling hump “del camoscio” and the long final schuss, that projects the athletes at full speed to the finish line, just beside the cable car bottom station.
During the Val di Fassa Ski World Cup 2020/2021 the Italian champion Federica Brignone commented in a story on Instagram about her race on La VolatA: “Racing in heaven”.