How early do members of the FIS staff wake up during the World Cup season to ensure a smooth race day? Many details must fit together in order to provide a great World Cup race, and it all starts before the sun even rises. Together with local organizing committees, the FIS staff works hard to ensure safe, attractive, and fair competitions. Follow along with Chief Race Directors Atle Skaardal and Markus Waldner and Technical Operations Managers Andy Kroenner and Mike Kertesz during the preparations for the World Cup opening in Soelden for a sense of what it all takes.

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