What Venue Would You Pick for the World Cup to Either Return to or Host?

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3/4/2016 4:47 PM

Pretty much says it all in the title. If you could pick one venue to have the World Cup either return to or host for the first time, where would you pick?

I'd personally like to see Champery come back... or Angel Fire. (anywhere in the western U.S. really, AF was just the first ex. venue to come to mind.)

As far as for a new venue, that's a tough one. Retallack would be pretty rad, although they don't have the facilities to pull it off, but they definitely have the elevation and terrain.

What do you lot think?

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I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

3/4/2016 4:53 PM

Which ever spot could hold ALL disciplines in one. DH, XC, Slalom, Enduro, etc...

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3/4/2016 5:18 PM

Big Bear CA I know they don't have a quality run of that level but there's nothing to stop them nowadays either.

Its proximity to one of the most major cities in the world with a population mass that would overrun the mountain if the World Cuppers came to town LAX is a factor as well and it's my backyard that's my own selfish issue can't apologize for that one.

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3/4/2016 5:46 PM

I would love to see a race on the old Durango or Vail track. Crested Butte always puts on one hell of a party and has some nasty terrain potential.

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3/4/2016 5:47 PM

Åre, Sweden. Maybe Palmer can make a comeback and do it right this time...

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3/4/2016 6:03 PM

I loved watching the Bromont DH coverage. Would love to see another one there.

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3/4/2016 6:10 PM

Somewhere in CO, Telluride would be sick.

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3/4/2016 6:26 PM

Eisma wrote:

Somewhere in CO, Telluride would be sick.

I was at the first Telluride World Cup and I don't recall any of the riders complaining about the track. Being a Californian, and not wanting to have to fly into that airport (It's scary.) I have to go with somewhere in Cali. It's time to mess with the Euros with our quality dust. Going back to Mammoth would be cool. They could cut a whole new track worthy of a World Cup. And as Pedal4life said, Big Bear also has the history and is close to a major population center.

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3/4/2016 6:34 PM

Big Bird wrote:

I was at the first Telluride World Cup and I don't recall any of the riders complaining about the track. Being a Californian, and not wanting to have to fly into that airport (It's scary.) I have to go with somewhere in Cali. It's time to mess with the Euros with our quality dust. Going back to Mammoth would be cool. They could cut a whole new track worthy of a World Cup. And as Pedal4life said, Big Bear also has the history and is close to a major population center.

What year was that? I rode in Telluride this summer and it was super sick. I have tried to find some footage, but every time I google Telluride World Cup I can only find sub par GoPro videos of people riding the world cup track.

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3/4/2016 6:49 PM

Snowshoe, WV! Bad ass racecourse

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3/4/2016 6:58 PM

Schladming

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3/4/2016 7:05 PM

Eisma wrote:

Somewhere in CO, Telluride would be sick.

Big Bird wrote:

I was at the first Telluride World Cup and I don't recall any of the riders complaining about the track. Being a Californian, and not wanting to have to fly into that airport (It's scary.) I have to go with somewhere in Cali. It's time to mess with the Euros with our quality dust. Going back to Mammoth would be cool. They could cut a whole new track worthy of a World Cup. And as Pedal4life said, Big Bear also has the history and is close to a major population center.

I feel like Mammoth could host one hell of a WC. They have The terrain for all disciplines and a large area for pits. It would be rad.

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3/4/2016 8:11 PM

Surely it's only a matter of time before New Zealand host a World Cup.

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3/4/2016 8:27 PM

Scrumpnation wrote:

I would love to see a race on the old Durango or Vail track. Crested Butte always puts on one hell of a party and has some nasty terrain potential.

Word, Durango was amazing. Wide, steep, and fast; my wet-dream track! As for a new world cup venue, Deer Valley and the old NMBS course would be sweet to see!

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3/4/2016 9:09 PM

Eisma wrote:

Somewhere in CO, Telluride would be sick.

I've always thought Keystone could pull off a World Cup DH race. Steep and rocky so the terrain is there. That mountain needs a true DH race course anyways. So much potential....

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3/4/2016 9:28 PM

Please ANYWHERE in the US west of Denver. So many mountains and they have New York.... Thats like wanting to ski and saying "Alaska? Nah lets go to Minnesota"

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3/4/2016 9:30 PM

Eisma wrote:

Somewhere in CO, Telluride would be sick.

DownhillColorado wrote:

I've always thought Keystone could pull off a World Cup DH race. Steep and rocky so the terrain is there. That mountain needs a true DH race course anyways. So much potential....

With you 100%. Love Keystone - just need to invest in a proper WC DH track top-to-bottom. Where is Vail Corp on this??? Seriously could you imagine straight down River Run @50mph+ through the finish!?!

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3/4/2016 9:47 PM

Whistler Please!

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3/5/2016 1:17 AM

Champery, Schladming, Im sure the States could hold another round i used to love watching and reading about all the american world cup rounds and NORBA'S, I also think Nevegal could come back that track was brutal even back in the day.

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3/5/2016 1:48 AM

Bala North wales

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3/5/2016 2:32 AM

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3/5/2016 5:25 AM

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"Fast and Loose"

3/5/2016 6:43 AM

Rocky peak

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3/5/2016 7:07 AM

here's some old footage from telluride 2002. course was short but loose and pretty cool. a random, man-made log section was really the only weird thing about it but the gnar dudes double-doubled them.

it's from the original 2002 web file, hence the rough quality

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3/5/2016 7:50 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/5/2016 7:53 AM

Eisma wrote:

What year was that? I rode in Telluride this summer and it was super sick. I have tried to find some footage, but every time I google Telluride World Cup I can only find sub par GoPro videos of people riding the world cup track.

I'm pretty sure that it was in 2002.

Spumier beat me to it.

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3/5/2016 9:01 AM

Squaw Valley

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3/5/2016 10:19 AM

Maribor Slovenia!

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Pain is temporary glory is forever

3/5/2016 10:50 AM

Hi guys, In my opinion I think it's time to host new places, new tracks, some of them cant be replaced cause it's legendary for our sport, but I like to see one day a WC in Portugal, we have amazing conditions and tracks, and we never host any WC, we have Lousã, Ponte de Lima, Algaerve. Maybe one day who knows

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3/5/2016 11:09 AM

Big Bird wrote:

I'm pretty sure that it was in 2002.

Spumier beat me to it.

Makes sense that I do not remember what year it was because I was 4 years old.

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3/5/2016 12:36 PM

Schweitzer!!!! Sandpoint, Idaho!

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