From 12th to 18th March Andorra will hold the Alpine skiing European Cup final (men and women), which will be attended by athletes from all European countries. During the lead up to the competition, the mayor of the administrative district of Canillo (where the competitions will be held), the president of the organizing committee, Josep Mandicó, told all-andorra.com about the preparations for this sporting event, as well as the possible impact of such events on the economy of the country.
“About 120 skiers who will take part in the competitions are going to arrive in Andorra on March 12th. Competitions will be held on two ski slopes – Abet in Soldeu (it is prepared for competitions in technical disciplines – GS and SL) and Aliga in El Tarter (for competitions in Super-G and Downhill disciplines).
12th and 13th March are the training days. The competition will begin on March 14th (men’s giant slalom and the women’s downhill) and will continue on March 15th (men’s slalom and women’s Super-G), March 16th (women’s giant slalom and men’s Super-G), March 17th (women’s slalom) and on March 18th (men’s downhill).
The budget of the event is estimated to be about 350 thousand euros. The main organizer and investor is ENSISA (a joint-stock company that controls the ski sectors in Soldeu, el Tarter and Canillo).Several local Andorran companies (banks, hotels, etc.) are ENSISA’s partners.
The entire infrastructure is completely ready for the event, including the entertainment part. All fans and skiers are invited to a special “après-ski” party in Abarset bar.
The European Cup is a kind of test before one of the main events in the skiing world – the World Cup, which will be held in Andorra next year. 25 of the best sportsmen in the world will take part in this competition. As this is a much more famous event, it requires more serious preparation and a larger budget – estimated at about 2 million euros.
The government of Andorra is also financing the construction of additional infrastructure at the finish line at the foot of the Avet track. New elements made to the infrastructure will improve the safety of the route. The entire new infrastructure will cover an area of 11,300m². Read more: https://all-andorra.com/the-hosting-of-the-alpine-skiing-european-cup-and-the-alpine-skiing-world-cup-final-in-andorra-will-provoke-an-increase-in-property-prices-says-josep-mandico-the-mayor-of-canillo-the-district-where-th/