Birds of Prey World Cup races a go at Beaver Creek after passing snow control test

The International Ski and Snowboard Federation has given Beaver Creek the green light to host the Birds of Prey races in early December after the resort passed a snow control test that gauges course quality.
Madison Miller/Beaver Creek Resort

Beaver Creek passed a snow control test on Friday, Nov. 17, after which the International Ski and Snowboard Federation gave the green light for the Birds of Prey ski races to return to the mountain in early December.

Passing the test means the course is in good condition and will be ready to host the men’s downhill and super-G training and races from Nov. 28 through Dec. 3.

“Beaver Creek is known for its incredible early-season conditions, and we are happy to have official word that our course is once again in excellent shape for racing,” said Event Director Sarah Franke of the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation, which hosts the event each year. “A huge congrats and thank you goes out to our partners at Beaver Creek Mountain and our amazing race crew, known for creating one of the best racecourses in the world. We can’t wait to welcome the world’s fastest men back to this iconic course in the upcoming weeks.” 

The Birds of Prey races have been held in Beaver Creek since 1997.

Racing Schedule

Nov. 28-30: Downhill training
Dec. 1: 10:45 a.m., Downhill 1
Dec. 2: 10:45 a.m., Downhill 2
Dec. 3: 10:45 a.m., Super G

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*Race times subject to change. 

Domestic Television Schedule

Friday, Dec. 1

10:45 a.m. – Downhill, live on Outside (free) 

Saturday, Dec. 2

10:45 a.m. – Downhill, live on Outside (free)
12:00 p.m. – Friday’s downhill (delayed) on CNBC
3:00 p.m. – Saturday’s downhill (delayed) on NBC  

Sunday, Dec. 3

10:45 a.m. – Super G, live on Outside (free)
2:30 p.m. – Super G (delayed) on NBC 

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