Kronplatz Women's Giant Slalom Preview

Tomorrow the Alpine the Ski World Cup will return to Italy with the Giant Slalom race on the demanding ERTA slope in S. Vigilio di Marebbe at the Kronplatz.

Kronplatz is a ski resort in the Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. The holiday region of Kronplatz comprises the beautiful Pustertal Valley and some side valleys such as Ahrntal/Valle Aurina, Gsieser Tal/Val Casies, Antholzertal/Valle di Anterselva and part of Gadertal/Val Badia.

The ski area has 32 modern lifts serving 119 km of pistes catering for all abilities. Kronplatz is one of the 12 ski areas of Dolomiti Superski, a world-famous network of 1.200 km of slopes. The ski pass includes also the famous Sella Ronda.

Kronplatz Program

Giant Slalom. Tuesday, January 25th, 1st run 10:30, 2nd run 13:30 (CET)

ERTA racecourse Profile

  • Start Elevation: 1605m

  • Finish Elevation: 1200 m

  • Vertical Drop: 405m

  • Distance: 1325m

  • Average slope: 32 %

  • Max. slope: 61 %

  • Min. slope: 22 %

Last season Tessa Worley has won in Kronplatz her first Audi FIS World Cup race since 2018 when she won in the Opening race in Sölden. Worley skied the fastest second run to move from fifth place after the first run into first place, finishing 0.27 seconds ahead of Lara Gut-Behrami.

Marta Bassino completed the podium in Kronplatz. She had to settle for third place 0.73 seconds behind Worley.

After finishing in the third position in Lienz Sara Hector returned in Kranjska Gora to the top of the podium after setting the best time on both runs. Hector was super consistent and extremely aggressive on a difficult and exigent Podkoren slope.

The Swede was just 0.08 seconds ahead of Tessa Worley after the first run but pulled away with a blistering start to her second and finished 0.96 seconds clear.

At the start of the season, Hector had to be content with 12th place in Sölden, but since then she has always made it onto the podium in the Giant Slalom.

Sara Hector recorded a second and a first place in the World Cup Giant Slaloms in Courchevel and finished third in Lienz. She joins Frida Hansdotter as the only Swedish woman to top the podium in a World Cup event in Kranjska Gora.

The 29-year-old was on the podium in the World Cup seven times, all in Giant Slalom.

Tessa Worley won the Giant slalom World Cup event, in Lienz on 28 December, becoming the third woman to win as many as 15 Giant Slalom World Cup events. Only Vreni Schneider (20) and Annemarie Moser-Pröll (16) won more women's Giant Slalom races in the World Cup.

Worley has claimed 34 World Cup podiums in the Giant Slalom. Among women, only Schneider (46), Anita Wachter (45) have collected more.