IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals
Tarvisio, Italy, will host the 2013-14 IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup finals. © • Carlo Spalaviero
Henrieta Farkasova dominated the women’s downhill visually impaired category at the IPC Alpine Skiing Europa Cup in Tarvisio, Italy finishing both runs in times of 1:08.91 and 1:09.51. © • NPC Slovakia
From 24-27 February 2014 the valleys of Tarvisio hosted the climax to the 2013-14 season with the IPC Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals in the north-east corner of Friuli Venezia Giulia, on the borders between Italy, Slovenia and Austria. Featuring downhill and super combined events, it took place a few weeks before Sochi.
Around 70 athletes from nearly 20 countries gathered for the last opportunity for world and Paralympic champions, including 2013-14 season International Paralympic Committee Ones to Watch athletes and emerging faces, to compete before the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.
Tarvisio is one of Friuli Venezia Giulia's most important ski areas and mountain resorts. Here it is still possible to ski far from crowds and noise on alpine ski runs for those who love the thrill of speed, cross-country ski runs and charming ski touring trails for those who love to cover kilometres in the silence of muffled landscapes. To realise your dreams and enjoy fun adventures in harmony with nature, it is possible to choose from a wide range of activities on snow, including ice climbing, snowshoeing, freeriding and snowboarding, ice skating. In the Gold Park Tarvisio you will find jumps, quarter pipes and rails. At the International Dog Sledding and Mushing School of Tarvisio you will meet these beautiful four-legged friends and travel with them along enchanting snow-covered paths.
The town has a modern look but also an ancient soul, full of traditions worth discovering. Thanks to its position on the border, it is a crossroads of languages and cultures and can offer excellent cuisine including specialities from Friuli Venezia Giulia, Carinthia and Slovenia.
Near Tarvisio, the Fusine lakes, the Montasio Plateau and the Sella Nevea ski area are definitely worth a visit.