Skicross in Villars

Two FIS races and two open races were held on the 13th and 14th of January at the Skicross Park in Villars-sur-Ollon: the location of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) skicross events.

"Events like this one are very important in view of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games as they allow us, if need be, to adjust a certain details", explains Didi Waldspurger, Race Director and Technical Delegate, and also responsible for sports in Villars for the YOG. "Villars once again proved to be worthy of its reputation for organizing high-level races," added Simone Righenzi, head of sports at the Lausanne 2020 Organizing Committee.

The course of some 1000 meters in Villars was the starting point of a Swiss success story. It is on these tracks dotted with steep turns, moguls and jumps that the vice-world champion of skicross Fanny Smith, member of the Athlete Council of Lausanne 2020, had her first experiences.

A region that is vibrant for winter sports and is looking forward to hosting the Skicross, Snowboardcross and Ski Mountaineering events in January 2020.

Picture: © OT Villars - Daniela Gouveia