Gear up for an exhilarating night of skiing as the Men’s World Cup Slalom circuit graces Madonna di Campiglio on December 22nd. The anticipation is palpable, especially with only one slalom race held in Gurgl, Austria, this season, and Val d’Isere facing potential cancellation due to weather. Last year’s night slalom in Madonna di Campiglio witnessed Switzerland’s Daniel Yule securing the top spot, followed by Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen and Germany’s Linus Strasser. Notably, recent Gurgl winner Manuel Feller finished 5th in the 2022 Madonna di Campiglio event.
Madonna di Campiglio’s Night Slalom Legacy
Madonna di Campiglio’s night slalom stands out, with Yule having triumphed in it three times before. The 3Tre, celebrating its 70th year, is one of the longest-running White Circus competitions, a must-watch on the World Cup calendar. Named after the international triptych of races (downhill, special slalom, and giant slalom), this event has been a fixture since 1967 in the picturesque Italian location.
The Canalone Miramonti slope, renowned for its spectacular slaloms, has witnessed the victories of skiing legends such as Ingemar Stenmark, Gustav Thoeni, Alberto Tomba, Bode Miller, Giorgio Rocca, and Marcel Hirscher. Nestled in the Dolomite mountains, Madonna di Campiglio not only hosts a competition but also offers a vibrant celebration. As the race unfolds on the challenging slopes, the town comes alive with the joy of fans, creating a unique thrill for both spectators and skiers. The 3Tre is not just an event; it’s a party promising intense emotions and unforgettable moments on the snow-covered race venue of champions.
Don’t miss the chance to witness the excitement or experience the thrill of skiing on the renowned 3-Tre slope – it’s an experience you won’t want to pass up!
Top Contenders in the 2024 World Cup SL Standings
North Americans Face Challenges
The North American Men’s Slalom skiers faced a tough start with none making the cut for the second run in Gurgl. Alpine Canada’s Erik Read, standing resiliently as the 30th ranked on the World Cup SL Start List, will aim to bounce back.
Among the Stifel U.S. Ski Team racers, Luke Winters, despite a recent did-not-finish in the Europa Cup at Val di Fassa, remains a contender to watch. His teammate Jett Seymour, known for his speed, faces challenges this season, yet his potential is undeniable. Former Jr World Slalom Champion Ben Ritchie brings World Cup speed to the table.
Independent U.S. athlete Jimmy Krupka showcased his skills with a commendable 34th position in Val di Fassa, navigating within a world-class field. For the Canadians, Liam Wallace secured an impressive 16th place in the Obereggen European Cup SL, and Justin Aiker skied to a solid 22nd place in Val di Fassa, proving his mettle in a world-class field.
North American Athletes Ready for Redemption
While it’s been a challenging start for the North American Men’s Slalom skiers, these athletes are gearing up for Madonna di Campiglio, ready to turn the tide and showcase their prowess on the historic slope. Watch out for these skiers as they aim to make their mark in the upcoming competition.
North American Skiers to Watch on December 22nd
- Bib 28: Erik Read, ACA, Banff Alpine Racers, University of Denver, Atomic, UVEX, Level Gloves
- Bib 30: Luke Winters, Stifel USST, Sugar Bowl Ski Academy, Dynastar, Lange, LOOK
- Bib 37: Jett Seymour, Stifel USST, SSWSC, University of Denver, Fischer, One/Way
- Bib 42: Benjamin Ritchie, Stifel USST, Green Mountain Valley School, Dynastar, Lange, LOOK
- Bib 48: Liam Wallace, ACA, Sunshine Alpine Racers, University of Alaska Anchorage, Rossignol/LOOK, Level Gloves
- Bib 55: Jimmy Krupka, Independent, Dartmouth College, Green Mountain Valley School, Nordica, TOKO, SYNC
- Bib 59: Justin Alkier, ACA, National Ski Academy, Middlebury College, Rossignol/LOOK, Level Gloves
Explore Madonna di Campiglio’s Rich History
Nestled in a breathtaking valley between the stunning Brenta Dolomites and the Adamello-Presanella glaciers, Madonna di Campiglio has a history dating back to the mid-19th century. Giovanbattista Righi played a pivotal role in launching Madonna di Campiglio onto the tourism scene in 1868, acquiring the ex-monastery of St. Maria di Campiglio and transforming it into the region’s first hotel.
When and How to Watch the Madonna di Campiglio World Cup Night Slalom
The first run for the men’s SL starts at 11:45 am Eastern Time and 8:45 am Pacific Time. The second run will begin at 2:45 pm Eastern Time and 11:45 am Pacific Time.
In Canada, catch the World Cup on CBC sports. For viewers in the USA, the race can be enjoyed live and replayed on the streaming service Ski and Snowboard Live. If you’re not a current subscriber, sign up to make the most of every run. Don’t miss the chance to witness the pinnacle of Men’s World Cup Slalom in Madonna di Campiglio on December 22nd.