Courchevel is to host the International Ski Federation Women's Alpine World Cup Dec. 21.

This will be the first time in 31 years that the the event returns to the slopes of Courchevel. The resort has put together a two-day programme that includes more than just the competition.

The event kicks off Monday evening with an opening ceremony. Competitors will receive their numbered jerseys and a figure skating gala will follow. The public is invited to both events, which take place at the Patinoire du Forum at Courchevel 1850.

Tuesday is competition day. Before the official competition gets under way at 10 a.m., spectators can watch an aerial demonstration at the arrival zone of the Emile Allais slalom stadium at Courchevel 1850. This show begins at 9 a.m.

The first round of competitions takes place that morning, followed by another aerial demonstration and a concert by the group Dakota 66 from 11:30-12:45.

The second round of competition starts at 1:00 p.m. and the awards ceremony follows at 2 p.m.

A concert by Dakota 66 closes the events.

Competitors will ski down a slope that measures 503 metres with a 191-metre vertical drop.

The FIS World Cup competitions began in October at Sölden, Austria and will end with finals at Lenzeheide, Switzerland on March 20, 2011. Val d'Isère and Chamonix will also host FIS Alpine World Cup competitions this season.

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