Spectator Information

The Audi FIS Ski World Cup refers to a season-long slate of races at the highest level of international competition that runs from late October through March. The top 30 finishers in each race receive points based on how well they place. At the end of the season, World Cup titles are awarded at the World Cup Finals to the male and female skiers who have racked up the most points in each of four disciplines: Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom. Overall World Cup titles are also given out.

The 2015 Aspen Winternational features three days of technical racing events with a Giant Slalom race on Friday, November 27 followed by a Slalom races on Saturday & Sunday, November 28 & 29. Giant Slalom and Slalom are similar style of races with the Giant Slalom featuring fewer, wider and smoother turns. The races consist of two runs down a different course on the same slope with the first run in the morning and the second in the afternoon. Only the top 30 racers after the first run have the opportunity to race in the second run. The fastest combined time determines the overall winner.

Race Viewing
Catch the race action live from the grandstands in the race arena. The course design provides great sight lines for both races along with a big screen, timing board and live commentary from Chris Davenport and Kaylin Richardson. Spectator access to the race arena is a few blocks from downtown Aspen at the top of Monarch Street. The event is free to attend. Dogs are not permitted at the event.

ADA event access is available via shuttle or drop-off at the top of Aspen Street and transfer to viewing area. Please contact Deb Gravelle for shuttle pick-up and assistance at 303-648-1146

The Aspen Winternational Finish Arena concessions will feature sales of fresh donuts and coffee in the morning followed by hot items off the grill to go with beer and glüwein. Proceeds from the Aspen Winternational beer garden will benefit the Aspen Skiing Company Environment Foundation. Complimentary hot chocolate and warm soup will be served at various times throughout the day.

Racers from the U.S. Ski Team will be signing autographs at the Limelight Hotel on Friday, November 27 from 5:30-6:30 pm (doors close at 6:15 pm). Stick around to witness the bib draw at 6:45 pm for Saturday’s slalom race with food and drink specials from the Limelight Hotel.

Single, 2-day and 3-day tickets are now available for purchase. Tickets are valid for access to the Sentient Jet hospitality tent include prime viewing of the race course as well as complimentary catered food and alcohol.

Ski Access and Course Viewing
The Shadow Mountain (1A) lift and course will be closed to public skiing due to the races. Skier access to view the races along the course is contingent on snow conditions. Please check with Aspen Mountain guest services for updated skier access information.

TV Broadcast
The Nature Valley Aspen Winternational is broadcast around the world. Tune in to Aspen 82 for local live coverage of the first runs on both race days. Saturday, November 28 the Giant Slalom final will be broadcast live in HD on NBCSN at 1:30 pm MST and on Sunday, November 29 the Slalom final will be broadcast live in HD on NBC at 1 pm MST.

Free Shuttle Service
Free shuttles to the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational Arena run every 15 minutes between 8 am and 3 pm with stops at the intersection of Monarch & Dean Streets, Galena & Dean Streets and the Winternational Race Arena entrance at Monarch & Summit Streets.