When the inspector arrived, the temperature at the foot of La Face was -13°C. The cold conditions in France these past weeks have been truly helpful for the piste preparation for this 62nd Critérium. Meticulous work from the teams in Val d’Isère has been helped by the latest technology: grooming machines are able to memorize their tracks and thereby produce a flawless finish.
Jean Louis Galinier, inspector of the FFS, provides us with the outline of the snow control.
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Critérium de la Première Neige : The snow control for the Women’s races will take place this Sunday, December 3. The OK race should be in top condition in time for the arrival of the world’s top women athletes for the races on December 16 and 17.
Two weekends of races and festivities,
- Technique for the Men, December 9th and 10th
- Speed for the Women, December 16th and 17th
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