Beaver Creek Races Preview

After only one race took place in Lake Louise with the cancelation of the first Downhill and the Super-G, speed racers will move to Beaver Creek for a tight schedule of races, with a second Downhill added to the racing program of the Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup.

The 2021 Xfinity Birds of Prey Audi FIS Ski World Cup races will feature two Super G races and two Downhill races.

Thursday, December 2nd, Super-G / 19:45 (CET)

Friday, December 3rd, Super-G / 18:45 (CET)

Saturday, December 4th, Downhill / 19:00 (CET)

Sunday, December 5th, Downhill / 20:00 (CET)

The only training Downhill on the “Birds of Prey” will take place on Wednesday.

In 2019 Marco Odermatt claimed Beaver Creek’s Super-G, scoring his first World Cup victory. Aleksander Aamodt Kilde came second (+0.10) and Matthias Mayer third (+0.14) for a very close finish. The Swiss ace mastered the technical course, taking the right amount of risk without compromising the speed of his run.

Snowy conditions marked the 2018 Super-G at Beaver Creek. Austria’s Max Franz charged his way to his second victory in seven days after also winning the Downhill in Lake Louise, Canada. Switzerland’s Mauro Caviezel finished in second place, 0.33 seconds back. The story of the day, however, was a rarely seen three-way tie for third place between Italy’s Dominik Paris and Norwegians Aksel Lund Svindal and Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, who each finished 0.41 seconds behind Franz for a total of five racers on the podium.

In 2019, due to strong wind in the top section, the Beaver Creek Downhill start was lowered and cut out the top flat section, shortening the course by about 30 seconds. The shortened course saw Switzerland's Beat Feuz take his second Birds of Prey Downhill in a row. Feuz beat Vincent Kriechmayr and Johan Clarey both in joint second place 0.41 seconds behind.

In 2018, after being second in the Downhills of 2011, 2014, and 2017, the infamous Birds of Prey Downhill racecourse saw Switzerland's Beat Feuz take his first victory in Beaver Creek by a very small margin over his fellow countryman Mauro Caviezel (+0.07) and Norway's Aksel Lund Svindal (+0.08).

Feuz was able to lay down the fastest time, carrying the speed from the steep sections all the way down to the finish line.

Beat Feuz has equaled on Saturday in Lake Louise the Men's record for most World Cup podiums in the Downhill, joining Franz Klammer and Peter Müller with 41. "This is a career milestone", a happy Feuz said.

It can be assumed that Feuz will snatch this record in Beaver Creek after being on the podium here five times. The Emmentaler has been the best and, above all, the most constant downhill skier in the W