2015 VENUES

The 2015 FIS Alpine world Ski Championships showcases a variety of world-class venues throughout the Vail Valley. Please review the venues below in Vail, Beaver Creek and Avon when planning your World Championships Experience.

PLAN AHEAD FOR SECURITY BAG CHECKS

Information about the bag screening process that will be taking place at the event venues in Vail and Beaver Creek is now available. Spectators will be limited to one bag per person. The bag must be smaller than 9 x 10 x 17” and may contain items such as cameras, mobile devices, binoculars, cowbells, water bottles and snacks. Clothing and blankets will be allowed if carried by hand. All bags will be searched at the entrances to designated venues, including Red Tail Stadium in Beaver Creek, Championships Plaza at Solaris in Vail Village and Golden Peak Stadium in Vail. Please note: there is no storage area for oversize bags at the checkpoints. For safety reasons, the following items will be banned: illegal drugs, weapons, knives with blades over 3.5 inches, glass bottles, alcohol, umbrellas and air horns. For questions, contact the Vail Police Department at 970-470-2210.

AVON VENUES

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Located at the base of Beaver Creek, Avon will serve as the post-race transition into Vail’s evening festivities, while also hosting the Main Accreditation Center for the Championships and the Media Hotel and Sub-Center.

Avon will host Après Avon  - A Street Fair of Music, Tastings and Spontaneity during the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships.  One of three major programs of the Championships, Après Avon is the featured post races activity each day from 2:00 —5:30 p.m.  Après Avon will be an outdoor and tented venue in Avon’s central core and will present live music, performance art, food, craft brews and distilled tastings, as well host athlete signings, visits by the 2015 mascots, and American–rooted activities.  Après Avon, where locals meet racers and spectators enjoy the perfect gathering after each day’s race.  Click here, for more information and daily activity schedules.

BEAVER CREEK VENUES

BEAVER CREEK MOUNTAIN

Beaver Creek is “Race Central” for the 2015 World Championships, with 10 of the 11 medal events hosted on the resort’s renowned Birds of Prey and Raptor racecourses. The Red Tail Stadium will be the place to be for race fans as an expansive stadium, complete with multiple large screens, public concessions and festive stadium activation awaiting both locals and guests. And, best of all, spectator access to the stadium is free for all races, with the bleachers filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Between seated and standing areas, the Red Tail Stadium will accommodate approximately 10,000 fans, with great views of both courses. ADA access to and from the stadium will be available.

Fans can access the Red Tail Stadium via the free shuttles from Vail, Avon and Beaver Creek, while also having the ability to ski or walk to the mid-mountain venue. Pre and post-race entertainment will bookend the racing action, with between-run festivities slated for the Super-Combined and technical race days.

ADA GUESTS

For ADA access to Red Tail Stadium from February 2 through February 15, please contact the Beaver Creek Transportation Supervisor at 970-470-2269.

BEAVER CREEK VILLAGE

Beaver Creek Village will add to the party atmosphere, both prior to and after the daily races, with entertainment, food and beverage specials and an international flavor that will make race fans feel right at home, no matter where they are from. Don’t miss Breakfast In Beaver Creek, happening daily, or the International Experience Pavilion in Beaver Creek Village.

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Vilar Performing Arts Center

Located in the heart of Colorado’s Beaver Creek Resort, the Vilar Performing Arts Center is a 535-seat theatre, owned and operated by the Vail Valley Foundation, which presents a variety of year-round performances including Broadway musicals, concerts, family entertainment, comedy, dance, classical music and more. The intimate and inviting performance space of the VPAC was designed to exacting specifications to create perfect acoustics and unobstructed views from every seat.

VAIL VENUES

TOWN OF VAIL

Located in the heart of Vail Village, Championships Plaza (Solaris Plaza) will play host to the World Championships Opening Ceremony (February 2), along with the nightly Official Medal Presentations. In addition to the champions receiving their awards, each evening will also include a free concert, featuring a different headliner act, and spectacular light shows and fireworks displays. Championships Plaza will also feature numerous large screens that will carry all of the racing action during the day for those that can’t make it to Beaver Creek.

Vail Village will also serve as the hub of the majority of the national hospitality houses, while merchants, restaurants and bars will be offering World Championships specials, showcasing the best of the best of the Vail Valley. For more information on events taking place in Vail, please visit the calendar of events.

VAIL MOUNTAIN

While Vail Village will primarily serve as “Party Central” for the 2015 World Championships, Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak will also play hosting to select racing events, including the Nation’s Team Event (February 10) and the Men’s Giant Slalom and Slalom qualification competitions (February 12 and 14).

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SIERRA NEVADA WINTER BEER CAMP - INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE

A beer lovers paradise, Sierra Nevada’s Winter Beer Camp, will kick off the festivities on the International Bridge in Vail each day of the Championships. Open from 4-8 p.m., Sierra Nevada will be serving the official beer of the World Championships – Start House Ale, along with a number of other Sierra Nevada brews, including the just-launched Nooner Pilsner and forthcoming Beer Camp Hoppy Lager. Inside a Beer Hall Tent will be a rotating selection of rare beer straight from the Sierra Nevada Cellar. The brewery will also be providing instructional tasting events to help educate those fans that are new to American craft beer.

In addition to Sierra Nevada beer, there will be a wide selection of other animation, sponsor activations and food and beverage options throughout Winter Beer Camp each day in Vail from Feb 3 – 14. Participating F&B vendors include “The Audi Bistro”, the Korbel Bar, the Gosling’s Rum Bar, the Woody Creek Vodka Bar, Big Bear Bistro and Marley Coffee. More Winter Beer Camp information…

Vail Village will be the spot to be each day starting at 4pm.