World Cup Men's Downhill Race

The most exciting event in alpine ski racing, Downhill racers attempt to be the fastest one down the mountain through a minimum number of control gates.  Speeds in Downhill often exceed 80 mph on major courses and require a hill with at least a 750 meter vertical drop.

Televised Event Airdate Time (EST) Network
Audi Birds of Prey
Men's Downhill 
Dec. 5, 2014  10:30 PM NBCSN


2015 App Icon Thumbnail Red Download the official 2015 World Champinoships app 'Vail 2015' in the Apple and Android app stores for live Birds of Prey timing/results & startlists. 

Event Security Bag Policy

To test security being utlized at the 2015 Alpine World Ski Championships February 2-15 we will be checking bags at the Audi Birds of Prey for Downhill on December 5. All bags will be searched prior to boarding the Race Finish Shuttle to Red Tail Stadium.

Bag Size Guidelines:
• One bag per person
• Approved bags SMALLER than (photo)
• Size: 9” x 10” x 17” or 22 x 25 x 43 cm

What am I allowed to bring into the event?
• Camera, mobile devices, binoculars, cowbells, water bottles, snacks, etc.
• Clothing and blankets if carried by hand

What am I NOT allowed to bring into the event?
• Illegal Drugs
• Weapons
• Knives with blades over 3.5”
• Glass bottles
• Alcohol
• Umbrellas
• Air Horns

Past Birds of Prey Downhill Champions

Year Name Country Official Time
2013 Aksel Lund Svindal Norway NOR 1:44.50
2012 Christof Innerhofer Italy ITA 1:41.69
2011 Bode Miller Usa USA 1:43.82
2009 Carlo Janka Switzerland2 SUI 1:43.49
2008 Aksel Lund Svindal Norway NOR 1:43.85
2007 Michael Walchhofer Aut AUT 1:13.74
2006 Bode Miller Usa USA 1:43.15


Course Profile Course Map
2014 Course Profile 2014 Course Map

Venue Information: Red Tail Stadium


The new Red Tail Stadium's Flight Deck will house sponsor activation, merchandise tents, and concessions. Enjoy a Dale's Pale Ale or other brew from official beer sponsor Oskar Blues and snacks while watching the fastest skiers take on one of the World's toughest Downhill race courses!




Snowshoe to Red Tail Stadium

Join us on our unique Trail 2015.

Spectators may snowshoe up and down Dally ski run (AKA “Trail 2015”) from Beaver Creek Village to Red Tail Stadium, 2,015 meters long, which is approximately a 30-45 minute hike. Atlas Snow-Shoe Co., our Official Snow Shoe Partner, will have demo tents set up at both the Start and Finish of the Trail providing free Snow Shoe demo’s to anyone who wants to hike up to the Race Stadium. Dally is located just west of Chair 6, coming from the direction of Larkspur Bowl. Trail 2015 can be accessed just west of the maze of Chair 6. Snowshoers will be sharing Dally run with skiers and snowboarders, please be aware of your surroundings. Please note that snowshoers are not allowed on Dally Road because of bus traffic.