The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz are coming to an end and, after two weeks of watching the best alpine skiers in the world compete for the coveted medals, the next championships host is getting ready to take over. On February 16 in St Moritz, the attention will already be focused on Åre, the next host of the championships.

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are held every other year and Åre is proud to be the host of the 2019 championships. In order to celebrate this honor, an evening during the 2017 championships in St Moritz is dedicated to Åre 2019.

In the evening of February 16, the stage belongs to the Åre 2019 organisation which will host a ”media mingle” in order to present the staff of the organizing committee and to invite fans and media to Åre in 2019. The team led by CEO Niklas Carlsson will also present a brand new website and is ready to launch a mobile application for the 2019 event.

On February 19, the final day of the competitions in St Moritz, the FIS flag will be handed over to Åre 2019 to make the transition from 2017 to 2019 official. The ceremony will be held after the men’s slalom competition which is the final competition of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz in 2017.

Photo: Jonas Kullman