Birds of Prey hits the web |

Birds of Prey hits the web

Daily Staff Report
Vail CO, Colorado

AVON, COLORADO ” The Vail Valley Foundation, organizers of the Birds of Prey World Cup Races launched a new Web site,, to coincide with the men’s races taking place Nov. 29-Dec. 2.

“This Web site really elevates our presence in the race world,” said Vail Valley Foundation’s Paul Abling. “I think the coolest elements are the flash countdown clock to the races and the video features throughout the site. We also have detailed course descriptions with maps and directions for spectators coming up to view the races in person.”

Additionally, the Web site has information for all World Cup races held in Vail and Beaver Creek over the years with results listings and a full image gallery.

During the event, the public will have immediate access to official race results and highlights as the Foundation will update the site from the races, aiming to keep it as current as possible.

New this year, spectators unable to make the trip to Beaver Creek for any of the four races will be able to watch the events via live webcasts, facilitated by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). This, along with the live audio feed provided by local radio station KZYR “The Zephyr,” will be easily accessible from the Web site’s homepage. This is the first year that the USSA has forayed into webcasting the North American race, providing a glimpse into how all sporting events will be covered in the near future.

A 2013 World Alpine Championships Bid Party and celebration with free music by Cracker will be held in Beaver Creek Village on Nov. 29. Beaver Creek/Vail is a candidate for the 2013 World Alpine Ski Championships with final voting taking place in May 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information about the 2007 World Cup races or the 2013 candidature, visit or call 888-883-VAIL.

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