After the cancellations of the World Cups of Megève (France) and Bischofwiesen (Germany) due to the lack of snow, the ski resort of Val-Thorens will organize two races on Thursday January 16, and Friday January 17.
The ski resort already had a World Cup race in December, the second one of the season, and it has a race hill with enough snow due to its high elevation.
The French athletes know this course very well, even if some features will be different than the previous event.

Then the French Ski Cross team will go to Austria for the last race before the Olympic Games of Sochi.
The opening ceremony is scheduled for Friday February 7 at 5:15pm (GMT +1) and the women Ski Cross on Friday February 21 at 11:45am.