The main goal of the inspection visits is to ensure a thorough preparation of all aspects of the event and therefore all the key stakeholders involved with the organisation are on site including the National Ski Association representatives and all key operational members of their Organising Committee, the host broadcaster and television rights holder as well as service providers.
The key goal is to prepare the best possible show for the on-site spectators and television viewers, while maintaining all safety precautions and ensure a smooth event flow. In addition to the detailed technical set-up and preparation aspects of the competition courses, tracks and hills, other areas include checking various facilities, broadcast aspects and promoting tourism on the slopes and engaging with spectators. Not all inspections are the same; it depends on the needs and experience of the venue in question and any specific areas of attention.
In the traditional venues only the details are discussed. On the other hand, there are locations where it is necessary to start from the very first step, such as, the Chinese venues that will host the 2022 Olympics.
The first week of September, the Women World Cup race director, Peter Gardol, with his team has planned to visit five venues in a row starting with Sestriere.
One Giant Slalom and one Parallel event have been scheduled in Sestriere respectively for Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of January 2020.
The FIS team, together with Infront, FISI representatives and Gualtiero Brasso, president of the Local Organizing Committee, examined in detail all the operational aspects and they defined the guidelines to follow. It has been decided to take a cue from the successful format of the previous World Cup event in 2016. The work team inspected the race slope, Kandahar Giovanni Alberto Agnelli, and all the other locations that will be involved in the event itself.
"I am satisfied with this day of work that was certainly very fruitful - said Gualtiero Brasso - and this represents a significant milestone in the organization of the event. The collaboration with FIS and all the other stakeholders involved is crucial for the success of the event. "