Umm, I didn't know I was in a competition or challenge. I was simply sharing thoughts and ideas
FWIW, to paraphrase, in closing it was suggested that women racing on men's courses would be better for business, racers and audiences would enjoy it. There was at least two references alluding to men's ego having everything to do with the choices.
Logistics are a non issue, dont all need to be there the same day, things could be staggered days even weeks if necessary.
If you wanna have WC men and women racing on the same course on successive days, I'm all for it. Anything would be better than the garbage the FIS is peddling, as in, let's make the ski manufacturers, who protested last spring that they were going broke, to nobody's surprise, but to absolutely no recognition or action by the FIS, go out and throw away millions of dollars of skis because we, the FIS, decided that we want to change the ski sidecut/length/width rules to make skiing safer?
Which it definitely has become, right?...no blown out knees or major injuries this year, right? Last weekend's Aspen Women's World Cup DH was a travesty. The FIS ought to be ashamed...but of course, they aren't. I'll be surprised if Anne Barthet doesn't lose a leg, or ever walks again, let alone skis. I quote Steve Porino, on last weekend's network coverage, on what Atle Skaardal said when Steve asked him if the women's race was safe: "Depends on your definition of safety." I rest my case...