Ingrid Jacquemod, director of Val d’Isère’s Club des Sports:
“It was a real challenge but we are proud to have worked together to deliver this fortnight-long 68th Critérium. Organising the men’s and women’s technical and speed events on two different sites, just one week apart, is always a huge undertaking, which requires man power, technical skill and logistical organisation. It took a lot of hard work and commitment from everyone involved, including the organising committee and the resort’s stakeholders in Val d’Isère.
I will remember this fortnight very fondly, despite the men’s slalom being cancelled on the first weekend: the battle that took place on the Face in the giant, which finished with a superb victory by Marco Odermatt; the stunning backdrop and the high standard of the women’s events, which were held in ideal conditions; the drone images of the Oreiller-Killy slope, which made me feel like I was there in person. The whole of Val d’Isère can feel very proud. I would like to thank the athletes and everyone who was involved in the event.”
3 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup events
153 athletes, 23 nationalities
6,000 spectators for the Men’s Giant
2 slopes: Face de Bellevarde and Oreiller-Killy
1 wheel of Beaufort cheese presented to the winner of the Men’s Giant
1 calf presented to the winner of the Women’s Downhill
Saturday 9th December – Men’s Giant
1st Marco Odermatt (SUI) 2nd Marco Schwarz (AUT) 3rd Joan Verdu (AND)
French skiers: Alexis Pinturault finished 5th, Léo Anguenot and Victor Muffat-Jeandet came 21st and 25th, respectively.
Saturday 16th December – Women’s Downhill
1st Jasmine Flury (SUI) 2nd Joana Haehlen (SUI) 3rd Cornelia Huetter (AUT)
French skiers: Laura Gauché finished in 22nd place, while Camille Cerutti, Karen Smadja Clément and Anouck Errard finished outside the Top 30.
Sunday 17th December – Women’s Super G
1st Federica Brignone (ITA) 2nd Lie Kajsa Vickhoff (NOR) 3rd Sofia Goggia (ITA)
French skiers: Romane Miradoli and Camille Cerutti came 18th and 28th, respectively.
The 69th Critérium de la Première Neige will take place in December 2024.