2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships
Vail / Beaver Creek, Colorado
The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek showcased over 700 athletes from more than 70 nations. These World Championships represented the largest and most impressive collection of ski racing talent in the world, second only to the Olympics. The tradition of alpine ski racing has been interwoven throughout Vail and Beaver Creek’s history since Vail Mountain opened to the world in 1962. Founded by a ski racer, Vail hosted its first racing event, a U.S. Ski Team training camp, one week after opening and went on to host numerous World Cup races. The prestigious FIS Alpine World Ski Championships have been held in the U.S. only three times before, including 1989 and 1999 for which the Vail Valley also played host, firmly establishing the community as the ski racing capital of North America.
And it was an awesome, awesome time!