Vail/Beaver Creek 2013 delegation heading to South Africa |

Vail/Beaver Creek 2013 delegation heading to South Africa

Daily Staff Report

VAIL ” A small delegation, representing the Vail Valley’s 2013 World Alpine Ski Championships bid, will make the first of two trips to Cape Town, South Africa this week to take part in meetings and inspections of the site of next May’s International Ski Federation (FIS) Congress.

Scheduled for Oct. 12-13, the meetings and site inspection will include groups from all 2013 Alpine, Nordic and Freestyle candidates, as well as the two 2012 Ski Flying candidates and key members of the FIS staff.

Heading up the Vail-Beaver Creek delegation will be Vail Valley Foundation President Ceil Folz, along with VVF Vice President of Communications John Dakin and VVF Director of Social Events Arte Davies.

In addition to meetings and tours of the Arabella Sheraton, the host hotel for the FIS Congress, slated for May 26-31, 2008, and the exhibition company regarding booth space and layout, delegations will also discuss the procedures and order of World Championships voting, review the rules governing candidate promotional activities during the Congress and draw for the order of the final presentations to the FIS Council.

The decision of which candidate will earn the right to host the 2012 and 2013 individual World Championships will be determined by as many as three rounds of voting by the 17 members of the FIS Council on May 29, 2008.

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The Vail Valley will battle a trio of worthy opponents for the right to host the 2013 World Alpine Championships, including Schaldming, Austria; St. Moritz, Switzerland and Cortina, Italy.

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