Vail, site of the World Cup Finals next spring, will also play host to two women's races in December that were taken from Aspen. The races at Aspen, scheduled Dec. 6-7, Aspen, were taken away when the resort refused FIS demands that a trail be altered to meet safety standards.
Aspen, which has staged numerous men's events during the past decade, was looking to reclaim a spot on the World Cup tour after turning down dates a year ago.Aspen had proposed relocating the downhill and super-G course.
With the two additional races, Vail now will have 10 World Cup events. The World Cup schedule begins Oct. 26-27 with races for men and women on a glacier above Solden, Austria. After a four-week break, it resumes Nov. 21-24 with the traditional America's Opening for men and women at Park City, Utah on the slalom and giant slalom courses likely to be used for the 2002 Winter Olympics.