From January 15 to 18 the "jet girls" will compete in two downhill continental races on the slope "La Volata" on San Pellegrino pass, where the Italian champion Paris and Innerhofer are training in these days
It’s a month before the beginning of the "Fis Alpine Junior World Ski Championships", scheduled from February 18 to 27, and from January 15 to 18 Val di Fassa hosts two ladies European Cup downhill races. The black slope "La Volata" on San Pellegrino Pass will be theatre to the challenges, as well as to the "speed events" of the Junior World Championships. The continental competitive sessions, so, represent an ideal test in view of the important races that will gather in the Ladin valley about 500 athletes (ladies and men) between 16 and 20 years from all over the world, some of which have already taken part in the World Cup. The European downhill competitions represent a test to adjust the last details before the World Championships on La Volata, officially launched in December 2017, that last year hosted some European cup challenges already. The slope on San Pellegrino Pass is one of the "Piste Azzurre" slopes in Val di Fassa, the tracks where the athletes of the National team have been preparing their competitions for years and it has also been hosting the trainings of a huge group of Italian giant slalom and downhill skiers since the beginning of January, such as Federica Brignone and Nicol Delago, but also the top seeds of the men team like Dominik Paris and Christof Innerhofer, protagonists of the latest World Cup downhill and superG competitions. Last but not least, even Sofia Goggia is in Val di Fassa, back to the trainings on the slopes of Alpe Lusia.