Friday August 9 we could welcome Jordi Pujol, the new EC Coordinator Alpine Women, accompanied by Peter Gerdol, Chief Race Director WC Women, for inspection of the course for EC Super-G and Alpine Combined in December. Photo shows Jordi Pujol (FIS), Aage Lesjø (Kvitfjell), Ole Kristian Kirkerud (CEO Hafjell-Kvitfjell Alpin AS), Svein Mundal (Senior Advisor Hafjell-Kvitfjell Alpin AS) and Peter Gerdol (FIS).
Less than a month after clinching gold in Super-G at the recent FIS Worlds organized at Are, in Sweden, Italy’s Dominik Paris achieved another impressive performance at Kvitfjell, winning his second race within twenty-four hours beating by nearly half a second Norway’s favorite Kjetil Jansrud. It was his fifth season win on the World Cup tour – his fourteenth in total in his career. Photo Scanpix NTB.
By Patrick Lang
March 2nd 2019 came to be a day for celebration for Italy in Kvitfjell with Dominik Paris winning the Downhill and Werner Heel doing his last race in the World Cup.
Photo: Terje Bendiksby, Scanpix.
Italy’s veteran Dominik Paris celebrated another thrilling victory on Saturday at Kvitfjell where he enjoyed his fourth season win on the World Cup tour after a nearly flawless run down the renowned ‘Olympiabakke’ course. The newly crowned Super-G World Champion beat by 25/100 of a second Switzerland’s best speed expert Beat Feuz, while Austria’s double Olympic champion Matthias Mayer came in 3rd at 37/100.
The first Downhill training Thursday February 28th had to be cancelled due to strong wind. The extra race on Friday then had to be cancelled so that a Downhill Training can be organized.
World Cup Kvitfjell har i flere år nå hatt et samarbeid med Akademiet Videregående Skole i Oslo. Et samarbeid vi er stolt over og så som gir mye tilbake til arrangementet og forhåpentligvis til elevene vi er så heldige å få med oss.
Kvitfjell er svært viktig for FIS
Det er som kjent det internasjonale skiforbundet (FIS) som eier World Cup, og den jobben Kvitfjell arrangøren har gjort de siste 25 årene, har vært i tett og god dialog med FIS. Hannes Trinkl og rennleder Ole Johan Bjørge har et godt samspill.
World Cup Kvitfjell har vært med i Club5 siden 2005. En forening som ble stiftet i 1988 og som nå består av de største årlige og viktigste alpinarrangørene over hele verden. For Kvitfjell har dette vært et viktig og givende samarbeid. Club5 er en viktig ressurs for arrangørene.
Bilde: Kitzbühel var en av arrangørene som startet Club 5. Foto: NTB scanpix/Lisi Niesner
Kjetil Jansrud (8) var tilstede da Kjetil André Aamodt nesten tok utforgullet i Kvitfjell under lekene på Lillehammer i 1994. Han hadde allerede fått sine første alpinski. Drømmen om å bli en av verdens beste alpinister var skapt. Bilde fra jubeldagene på OL på Lillehammer i 1994. Blant publikum var 8 år gamle Kjetil Jansrud. Foto: Jan Greve / NTB Scanpix
Kjetil Jansrud is back on top in Downhill as World Champion in the fog and snow in Åre. In his last race as a top alpine skier Aksel Lund Svindal was just 2 hundredths behind Kjetil, winning the silver medal. Vincent Kriechmayr took the bronze medal 0.33 seconds behind. Photo: NTB - Scanpix.
Av Stein B. Olsen
I 2019 er det 25 år siden OL i 1994. Og det gir selvfølgelig grunn til ettertanke, og en mulighet til å takke.
I 25 år har verdens beste alpinister rast ned baksida på Fåvang. Utfor i Kvitfjell er blitt en klassiker. Kvitfjells status ute i verden er meget høy. Én mann skal ha hovedæren for dette. Han som designet utforløypa, sveitsiske Bernhard Russi. Det var han som fant den beste linja.
Extreme winners in Kitzbühel Downhill, extremely tight in Super-G and Adrian Smiseth Sejersted (photo) stabilizing against top ten.
Again we could see the classic Wengen Downhill at its best with Vincent Kriechmayr (AUT) and Beat Feuz (SUI) sharing the podium with Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (NOR), followed by Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR). Photo from FIS.
Dominik Paris (ITA) is a double winner in Downhill and Super-G in the Christmas races in Bormio, while Aleksander Aamodt Kilde is the best of the Norwegians with 9th place in DH and third place in SG. Photo: AP Photo Marco Trovati (Dagbladet)
Once again the Attacking Vikings dominates in Val Gardena with Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud on the podium in Super-G and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde as the undisputeable winner in Downhill.
The European Cup races in good conditions in Kvitfjell were concluded with Anne-Sophie Barthet (FRA) on top of the podium. Ida Dannewitz (SWE) was second with the best slalom and Nicole Good (SUI) third. Best Norwegian was eighteen years old Marte Monsen as number eight. (Les mer på norsk.)
Christina Ager from Austria is the winner of both Super-G races in today's European Cup in Kvitfjell. Tomorrow a slalom race as the second run of the Alpine Combined concludes this winter's first races in Kvitfjell. Text and photos: Stein B. Olsen. Les mer på norsk.
The speed season had as usual its start in Lake Louise, Canada, with good winter conditions. Max Franz (AUT) took the Downhill, while Kjetil Jansrud (NOR) like last year took the victory in Super-G. (Photo Scanpix)
Av Stein B. Olsen.
Svein Mundal har styrt World Cup i Kvitfjell siden starten. Nå er tiden kommet til å gi stafettpinnen videre. Arbeidet med å finne Sveins arvtaker er i gang.
-Jeg ble 67 år i vinter, og det er derfor naturlig at denne prosessen starter nå. Jeg er fortsatt såpass oppegående at jeg kan bidra aktivt i en overgangsperiode, sier Mundal.
The new FIS EC Ladies Coordinator Wim Rossel visited Kvitfjell last week for an inspection of the course and the organization for the Europacup on December 6th and 7th 2018.
A busy week with Europacup, snow and preparations ended with two fantastic World Cup races in the weekend March 10th and 11th.
This time Bronze Medal for Kjetil Jansrud 18/100 second behind Gold medalist Matthias Mayer (AUT) and 5/100 behind Silver medalist Beat Feuz (SUI). Photo NTB/Scanpix.
Aksel Lund Svindal takes the first Downhill Olympic Gold Medal ever for Norway, closely followed by Kjetil Jansrud. Photo from VG.
The Kitzbuhel weekend this season started in the best possible way with Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud winning double in the Super-G followed by Matthias Mayer (AUT). Photo Scanpix.
The two greatest Downhill stars so far this season, Beat Feuz (SUI) and Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR), shared the podium with Matthias Mayer (AUT) after an exciting Downhill in Wengen. The lead alternated between Feuz and Svindal through the world's longest Downhill, and at the finish Svindal was 12/100 second behind Feuz.
We welcome Bormio back on the WC Calendar with Downhill on December 28th and Alpine Combination on December 29th. Kjetil Jansrud gained 120 WC points by taking place three in the Downhill and in the Alpine Combined.
Aksel Lund Svindal wins the downhill in Val Gardena with Kjetil Jansrud 0.59 second and Max Franz (AUT) 0.85 second behind. This is Svindal's second downhill victory this season since his comeback. Photo shows Svindal being interviewed by Line Andersen from NRK TV.
Aksel Lund Svindal takes today, December 2nd 2017, his fourth Downhill victory in Beaver Creek. Yesterday Kjetil Jansrud came in second in the Super-G after Vincent Kriechmayer.
In the Canadian resort Lake Louise the alpine speed athletes gave us an exciting weekend November 25th and 26th as a start of the WC season 2017-18. Saturday Aksel Lund Svindal had his comeback again in the Downhill after another long injury period. And he impressed everybody with a new podium, only beaten by World Champion Beat Feuz (SUI) and Olympic Champion Matthias Mayer (AUT). Photo Scanpix, shows Kjetil Jansrud in the Super-G.
On the FIS calendar for next season World Cup in Kvitfjell is 10.-11. March 2018. So we have something to look forward to.
Fifteen years after clinching gold in the specialty at the Junior World Championships in February 2002 which qualified him for the World Cup Finals at Flachau-Zauchensee, Italy's Peter Fill finally enjoyed his maiden World Cup victory in Super-G at Kvifjell, beating some of the most established experts after a nearly flawless run.
Interview with Peter Fill
By Patrick S. Lang.
Five years after his maiden World Cup Super-G win on the 'Olympia-Bakke' run and twenty-four years after the first ever World Cup competition at Kvitfjell, Kjetil Jansrud celebrated quite a significant victory today in the Norwegian resort becoming the first skier from his team to dominate the rest of the field in a downhill starting from the top of the hill, beating by mere 8/100 of a second Italy's Peter Fill while the new World Champion from Switzerland, Beat Feuz, was a happy 3rd at 14/100.
The Downhill cancelled in Lake Louise was completed in good conditions in Kvitfjell on Friday February 24. The double Junior Champion from 2011, Bostian Kline, took his first World Cup victory, followed by Matthias Mayer and Kjetil Jansrud on the podium. That brings Kjetil Jansrud on the top of the World Cup Downhill list.
By Patrick Lang.
Ten years after Andrej Jerman celebrated the first ever Slovenian downhill victory on the men's World Cup tour at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, his younger colleague Bostjan Kline enjoyed his maiden triumph on the circuit at Kvitfjell, finishing ahead of some of the best speed specialists of the current season on the sunbathed 'Olympia Bakke Run' at Kvitfjell.
Kline, 26 in two weeks, beat by 19/100 of a second the reigning Olympic Champion Matthias Mayer while local hero Kjetil Jansrud came in 3rd in front of the new Super-G World Champion Erik Guay. Beat Feuz, who clinched gold at St Moritz in downhill two weeks ago came in 7th.