December 2 - 4
Momentum from the successful 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships will keep rolling into this year’s bigger, better, Audi Birds of Prey World Cup ski races. The weekend now offers multiple concerts, festivities, ski races and other activities via the new EverBank America’s Winter Opening
, as well as elevated spectating opportunities through exclusive CLUB and VIP experiences, open to all race fans.
As the only men’s World Cup stop in the United States, the Birds of Prey
has evolved into one of the world’s premier ski events. Beaver Creek Mountain is home to the formidable Birds of Prey race course
, challenging an international roster of top athletes.The Birds of Prey downhill course is regarded as one of the most difficult downhill courses in the world and features a vertical drop of 757 meters. The Birds of Prey contains an average gradient of 27 percent, increasing to 45 percent in the middle of the course and again in the final third of the course.
The second annual EverBank America's Winter Opening – 'Where It Begins' celebrates the arrival of winter and elevates the experience surrounding the Audi Birds of Prey World Cup race week. In 2016 it is set to include live concerts and entertainment, alpine ski racing on Beaver Creek Mountain, “Birds of Prey Way” festivities in Beaver Creek Village, the annual Black Diamond Ball and much more. For more information on the races and surrounding festivities, please visit www.vvf.org.