Since 1967, the International Ski Federation orgnanises the Alpine Ski World Cup It is a competition that rewards the efforts of the atheletes during all season, and not only a unique trial.
During a couple of months, the best skiers of the world must compete in different famous ski domains of the world, so that the best skier of all can be selected. 5 disciplines compose this World Cup: slalom, giant slalom, Super G, and downhill and combined (slalom and downhill). With reference to the ranking, the first 30 of each trial obtain between 1 and 100 points. The ultimate reward is a 9 kilogram Crystal Globe, given to the winer of the general classification but also to the winers of each discipline.
The Alpine Ski World Cup started this season in October 2015 on the domain of Sölden, Austria (24th and 25th Octuber with the gigant slalom women/man).
Since November 2015 to March 2016, the best skiers will travel around the world:
In Europe: in Finland (Levi), in Sweden (Are y Stockholm), in Norway (Kvitfjell), in France (Val d’Isère, Courchevel y Chamonix), in Italy (Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Madonna di Campiglio, Santa Caterina, La Thuile yCortina d’Ampezzo), in Switzerland (Adelboden, Crans-Montana, Lenzerheide, Saint Moritz y Wengen), in Austria (Lienz, Altenmark/Zauchensee, Flachau, Kitzbühel, Hinterstoder y Schladming), in Germany (Garmisch-Partenkirchen), in Slovenia (Maribor y Anjka Gora), in Slovaquia (Jasná) an inn Andorra (Soldeu). In North America, on the USA (Aspen y Beaver Creek) and in Canada (Lake Louise). Finally, in Asia with competitions in Korea (Jeongseon)and Japon (Naeba).
To this day, the current ranking is as follows:
– Slalom (Men): Henrik Kristoffersen (Norway) 731 points, Marcel Hirscher (Austria) 600 points y Félix Neureuther (Germany) 363 points.
– Slalom (Ladies): Frida Hansdotter (Sweden) 625 points, Veronika Velez-Zuzulová (Slovaquia) 486 points and Šárka Strachová (Czech Republic) 432 points.
– Giant (Men) : Marcel Hirscher (Austria) 401 points, Victor Muffat-Jeandet (France) 297 points y Mathieu Faivre (France) 248 points.
– Giant (Ladies) : Eva-Maria Brem (Austria) 442 points, Viktoria Rebensburg (Germany) 410 points y Lara Gut (Switzerland) 362 points.
– Downhill (Men): Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) 436 points, Peter Fill (Italy) 410 points y Adrien Théaux (France) 341 points.
– Downhill (Ladies): Lindsey Vonn (USA) 580 points, Larisa Yurkiw (Canada) 407 points y Cornelia Hütter (Austria) 387 points.
– Combained (Men): Alexis Pinturault (France) 220 points, Thomas Mermillod Blondin (France) 170 points y Kjetil Jansrud (Norway) 165 points.
– Combained (Ladies) : Lara Cut (Switzerland) 100 points, Lindsey Vonn (USA) 80 points y Michaela Kirchgasser (Austria) 60 points.
– Super-G (Men): Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) 310 points, Andrew Weibrecht (USA) 190 points y Aleksander Aamodt Kilde (Norway) 185 points.
– Super-G (Ladies): Lindsey Vonn (USA) 420 points, Lara Gut (Switzerland) 341 points y Tina Weirather (Liechtenstein) 266 points.
On the general ranking, the Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher is on top position with a total of 1145 points, then the noruego Henrik Kristoffersen que cuenta con 972 puntos y en tercera posición, el esquiador noruego también Aksel Lund Svindal con 916 puntos.
The general ranking of the ladies, the american skier Lindsey Vonn is on top position with 1215 points, and after her, the swiss Lara Gut with 1192 points and in third place the german Viktoria Rebensburg, with a total of 878 points.
The last discipline of this competition will take place the 20th of March on the swiss domain : Saint Moritz , with a slalom. However, this classifications might still change since this season has not finished yet!