40th anniversary of the Ski World Cup
In 2005 the International Ski Federation FIS celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Alpine Ski World Cup. Alto Adige/Südtirol was the centre of attention as it played host to this important celebration. The World Cup winners of all times were invited to Val Gardena and Alta Badia for the "Champions Celebration", which took place during the world cup competitions (Super G, Descent, Giant Slalom) on the 16th, 17th and 18th of December.
In 2005 the Alpine Ski World Cup, cooked up by a few skiing pioneers in the Chilean Andes, celebrated its 40 year anniversary. The four decades have been characterized by triumphs and tragedies, beaming winners and dazzling stars.