Stelvio: the history of a legendary slope
The Stelvio slope is considered to be one of the most technical and spectacular slope all over the world.
It was inaugurated in 1982 for the first edition of the World Series. The course hosted two editions of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships: in 1985 and exactly twenty years later, in 2005. It also hosted two World Cup Finals, in 1995 and 2008. From 1993 the Stelvio has yearly hosted the World Cup Downhill Men.
Alongside the Streif of Kitzbuhel, the Stelvio is by unanimous opinion the most spectacular and technically difficult course all over the world. Champions of the calibre of Luc Alphand, Stephan Eberharter, Johann Grugger, Lasse Kjus, Hermann Maier, Daron Rahlves, Andreas Schifferer, Hannes Trinkl, Fritz Stobl, Bode Miller and Michael Walchhofer have triumphed on the “Stelvio”. “Our” Alberto Tomba won once on the Stelvio on a GS course during the World Cup Finals in 1995.