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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships For 2029 and 2031 Announced

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships For 2029 and 2031 Announced

Published : 06-Jun-2024 07:12



The trend of announcing multiple winners of big ski events in future years set by the Winter Olympics with the FIS announcing the next two rather than the usual one future host of the Alpine World Ski Championships.

Meeting in Reykjavik the FIS Council voted for Narvik in northern Norway to host the 2029 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and for Val Gardena to host the event in 2031.

Narvik won the 2019 voting with Narvik received 11 votes, ahead of Val Gardena's with eight and Soldeu with one. The choice is unusual, by historical standards, as the small coastal resort within the Arctic Circle is not a regular stop on the World Cup Tour, it did however host a successful Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in 2020 and is known for its reliable snow cover staying open well into May most years.

Val Gardena is a much better known name in the world of ski racing with its Saslong World Cup downhill ski course one of the classics on the annual tour, having made its World Cup debut in February 1969. It's also located in some of the most spectacular mountain beauty in the ski world. In voting for the 2031 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships hosts it received 14 votes, beating Soldeu's six votes. Val Gardena previously hosted the biannual competition in 1970.

The next Alpine World Ski Championships take place in Saalbach Hinterglemm, Austria, next winter with the 2027 competition in Crans Montana.

In addition to the Alpine World Ski Championships host announcements, the Council announced that Tignes, France, will host the FIS Para Alpine World Ski Championships in 2027.

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