This competition in 2016 was attended by 70 ski athletes from 15 countries. Maximum speed was recorded at 185.19 km / h.
As usual, the competitions of this season take place on the track Riberal, Grandvalira sector – Grau Roig. This track is the only one in the southern part of Europe made for this type of competitions. Its total length – 900 meters, the braking zone – 450 m, vertical drop – 200 m. The maximum gradient of 74% helps skiers reach speeds up to 200 km / h.
“Flying Kilometer” – competition, which combines speed, technique and skills of the athletes. The first competitions were held in 1930 in St. Moritz, where the first speed record was traced at 139 km / h. Currently speed record – 252.632 km / h.