Kandahar - Ski World Cup - Chamonix

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Kandahar - Ski World Cup - Chamonix

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The Alpine Ski World Cup - Kandahar returns to the Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Valley on the Verte des Houches with a slalom event on February 4, 2023. Chamonix will host a World Cup Ski event on the weekend of February 4, 2023. A good excuse to enjoy the white gold in an emblematic resort of the French Alps, and to enjoy the pleasure of watching top-level athletes speed down the slopes.

Chamonix has been hosting the Alpine Ski World Cup since 1971

Chamonix is a ski town in the French Alps, located at an altitude of over 1035 m. It hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and remains one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations.

The Kandahar slope in the Chamonix Valley

The legendary Kandahar slope "La Verte des Houches" is a highly recognized ski slope in the Mont-Blanc massif. This slope is not a green slope, but a black slope! With 870 m of vertical drop and a length of 3,343 m, it starts at an altitude of 1,871 meters. It is one of the most beautiful slopes in the world on the Alpine Ski World Cup circuit. It is an impressive slope with numerous technical sections and jumps, including the "cassure" and the "goulet." "La Verte des Houches" in Chamonix is one of only two historic French men's downhill slopes for the Alpine Ski World Cup. Whether you are an experienced skier or a beginner, you can have fun on the entire ski area.

Slalom events are very popular among spectators and racers

It was in 1928 that the first international alpine combined competition was born. The combined event consists of one run of downhill or super-G followed by one run of slalom. Before the Ski World Cup, there was the Kandahar. The Arlberg Kandahar is a spectacular race that is very challenging for athletes. All top-level skiers who were crowned in these competitions became legends. For decades, the Arlberg Kandahar races were the highlight of alpine skiing. It was in 1948 that the Chamonix Valley hosted the Kandahar, on the famous "la verte des houches" slope. Today, while keeping the mythical name Kandahar and preserving the combined discipline, the Chamonix competition is one of the events in the World Cup ranking and stands out by guaranteeing the legend. The event takes place in two runs on the "La Verte des Houches" slope, with two different courses: an average slope of 31%, 624 meters, and between 55 and 75 gates.

Skiing is an excellent way to spend leisure time

More than just a mountain activity, skiing is an outdoor sport that allows you to enjoy both pleasure and physical activity in an idyllic setting. Enjoy winter sports with family or friends, contemplate incredible panoramas, indulge in delicious typical treats. Take a break for well-being and relaxation after skiing, enjoy a refreshing moment in a pure and peaceful place... Thousands of good reasons to come to Chamonix. Our luxury real estate agency in Chamonix, in the heart of the resort, awaits you on the occasion of this unique event in the world. More information is available on the official event website here: https://chamonixworldcup.com/fr

(dernière mise à jour 21 Sep 2023 à 10:09 )