Successful dress rehearsal for the Åre 2019 team
2018-03-18

With the scheduled nine competitions in five days, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals meant long days for the Åre 2019 organizing committee and its hard-working team of volunteers. Unfortunately, inclement weather wrought havoc with the schedule, including the snowfall during the early part of the week, which led to two cancelled downhill training […]

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High expectations on Åre 2019
2018-03-18

The World Cup Finals 2018 week is nearing its end and what a great week it has been! An eager, excited and a bit jittery atmosphere has filled the host town, reaching culmination with Friday’s and Saturday’s successful events (unfortunately, the races on Sunday had to be canceled due to heavy winds). In the final […]

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Young chefs satisfy volunteers’ hunger at the Åre 2018 Finals
2018-03-18

Our hard-working volunteers have been the true ”heroes behind the scenes” during the Finals 2018 week! However, let’s now turn the spotlight to the saviors who have been making sure to treat the hungry, low-energy volunteers all week – the food and beverage team from the Åre Hotel and Restaurant School! Colorful salads, tasty home-cooked […]

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World Cup victory #43 for Shiffrin
2018-03-17

The season’s final slalom race saw another extra-terrestrial performance by Mikaela Shiffrin, the ski prodigy who turned 23 earlier this week. She had already secured the slalom World Cup globe as well as her second consecutive overall World Cup title before the race. Leading after the first run, Shiffrin won the race by 1.58 seconds. […]

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13th season win for Marcel Hirscher, on par with Stenmark and Maier
2018-03-17

Alpine ski giant Marcel Hirscher did it again. The Austrian had already secured the Giant Slalom World Cup before Saturday’s race in Åre and made sure to really make a final mark by beating Henrik Kristoffersen by 23 hundredths in the last race of the season. It was already clear before Saturday’s race that Marcel […]

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Cortina 2021: In Åre to learn
2018-03-17

In 2021 Cortina will host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The exchange of knowledge between organizing committees of sport events is key and therefore, a team from the Cortina organizing committee is on site for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals. Organizing major ski events is a long-term process. It takes five years […]

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Sweden wins Alpine Team Event
2018-03-16

After a less than satisfying Olympic performance the Swedish team took revenge in the Alpine Team Event held on home snow in Åre! Team Sweden beat Team France in a dramatic Big Final with 3-1. More than 1500 spectators were on site when the competition began at 16 CET. The crowd was in good spirits […]

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IOC President Thomas Bach: “Sweden has it all”
2018-03-16

The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach paid a visit to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals 2018 in Åre on Friday. Besides attending the Alpine Team Event, President Bach’s visit concerned the potential bid by Stockholm for the Olympic Winter Games 2026 where Åre would serve as host of the Alpine, […]

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Saying “Thank You”: Åre 2018 Volunteer Party
2018-03-16

Volunteering is not just about working hard. More importantly, it is an opportunity to have a unique experience and make new friendships. To give thanks to all the volunteers who help make the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals great, the organizing committee, Åre 2019, organized a party.   Thursday evening saw the Åre 2018 […]

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