Program

The official race program for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre, 4-17 February 2019, has been confirmed. Click the link below to download the program in pdf format. Please note that the starting times might be subject to change.

Race Program Åre 2019 >>

Team Invitation

The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, 4-17 February 2019, will be the third alpine world championships hosted in Åre and in Sweden. More than 600 athletes represent over 65 different nations in downhill, super G, giant slalom, alpine combined and alpine team event. In the link below you find the invitation that has been sent to all teams who will be joining us in Åre in 2019. The Team Invitation document contains everything from the official race program to information about the Åre 2019 sustainability efforts. Click the link below to read the entire document.

Team Invitation >>

THE COMPETITIONS

Downhill

Imagine standing at the top of a race hill. The average slope angle is 27 percent, and soon you will throw yourself out there, putting all your faith in your skill and equipment being able to handle this particular piste. You have one attempt and you have to make it count, so you can’t let fear hold you back. You will reach speeds of over 120 kilometers per hour, and you know that if (or when) you fall, you fall hard. The only thing that will reduce the impact is some red safety netting and a little luck. So what’s the beauty of this event, in which most people would never even consider competing? The answer is in the adrenaline rush, pushing yourself to the limit and the glory of possibly becoming top dog in one of the toughest sports in the world.

Super G

Somewhere between the toughness, perhaps insanity, of downhill racing and the technical finesse of giant slalom is the second-newest racing event in the FIS family: Super G. The event’s essence is in its name; it’s about pushing yourself up to speeds of about 100 kilometers per hour, while also handling the twists and turns of a race course. The g-forces created by the acceleration push your body to the limit. Just as in Downhill, there’s only one chance to do your best and show your fellow competitors how good you really are, although, as opposed to downhill, you can’t even test the course before the race. Instead, you have to rely on your memory and trust your experience and ability to handle the often violent turns and jumps. This fantastic event has been part of the FIS Ski World Cup since the season of 1982/1983. It is said to have been introduced due to the undisputed superiority of Swedish skiing legend Ingemar Stenmark.

Giant Slalom

Someone once said: “Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads”. This is a truth to which all professional and non-professional skiers must adapt. Snow conditions, slope angles, turns and terrain, and every little detail that affects your run need to be taken into consideration. While Downhill and Super G could be likened to boxing, Giant Slalom bears more resemblance to a graceful dance. But the importance of speed should not be ignored in this basically technical event. A Giant Slalom course has 46 to 70 gates; these are further apart than in slalom, leading to higher speeds and thighs full of lactic acid. And you have to do it twice. However, it is definitely a graceful event, particularly when performed by the likes of Giant Slalom experts Ted Ligety and Anna Veith.

Slalom

All other events aside, there’s a particular charm to Slalom. Slalom specialists are focused, quick on their feet and have excellent reaction skills. But if Downhill is the toughest of all, is Slalom is for the softies? Definitely not! It takes guts to take on gates that are close together, forcing the skiers to make short, tight turns, on courses with average slope angles of 33 to 45 percent. One misjudged turn or pitch, or just a cloud covering the sun, can cost you a win, or even the chance to race in the second run. You need to be fast, balanced and able to react quickly and correct those small mistakes that can be so costly. But when it’s done right, there are few things in sports that are more elegant than the perfect Slalom run, where every turn is executed perfectly, with the right speed and balance. Slalom specialists just might be the ninjas of alpine skiing.

Alpine Team Event

You see it in track and field, in cross-country skiing and in the Tour de France –real time competition: man versus man, woman versus woman. The muscular tension at the starting line, the eyes’ focus on the finish line, and opponents standing side-by-side is something seldom seen in alpine skiing. Ski cross athletes do it, and then there’s the Alpine Team Event, where the best Slalom specialists from each nation’s team get to meet their opponents one-on-one. Each heat is full of drama, with the relatively short courses giving the audience an adrenaline-rush like that of a 100-meter Olympic sprint. There’s no mystery about why spectators love this gladiatorial tournament of a ski race. While most other events are dominated by individual athletes, the Alpine Team Event adds another dimension, with team effort and patriotism ranking higher than the individual. And speaking of ranking: this event has the tendency to stir things up, as the team’s overall performance weighs heavier than that of each athlete.

Alpine Combined

The Alpine Combined event unites the extremes of alpine racing, as power and endurance meet technical precision. Specialists are tested when overall performance is measured by the results in two of the most differing contests in the sport: Slalom and Downhill. The Alpine Combined event has been around since the 1936 Olympic Winter Games in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where it consisted of two Slalom runs and one Downhill run. But the obvious benefits this event granted the slalom specialists eventually resulted in the Alpine Combined version 2.0, with a single Slalom run. Holding a place at the top after the Downhill is a true endurance test and, shortly after, performing a Slalom run requires experience and the ability to adapt. However, this event’s glory days have passed, and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2019 will be the last championships to include it.

Photos by Gösta Fries

Race Program

Monday 4 February
Downhill training Ladies 

Opening Ceremony

Tuesday 5 February    
Super G Ladies

Downhill training Men

Wednesday 6 February 
Super G Men 

Downhill training Ladies

Thursday 7 February
Downhill Alpine Combined training Ladies 

Downhill training Men

Friday 8 February
Alpine Combined Ladies (Downhill, Slalom)
Downhill training Men

Saturday 9 February 
Downhill Men 
Downhill Training Ladies

Sunday 10 February 
Downhill Ladies
Downhill Alpine Combines training Men

Day by day schedule

test

 

Monday 11 February
Alpine Combined Men
Giant Slalom Qualification Ladies

Tuesday 12 February 
Team Event Ladies/Men

Wednesday 13 February 

Thursday 14 February
Giant Slalom Ladies
Giants Slalom Qualification Men

Friday 15 February 
Giant Slalom Men
Slalom Qualification Ladies

Saturday 16 February 
Slalom Ladies
Slalom Qualification Men

Sunday 17 February 
Slalom Men
Closing Ceremony

 

Tävlingsprogram 

Måndag 4 februari
Störtloppsträning damer
Opening Ceremony 

Tisdag 5 februari    
Super G damer
Störtloppsträning herrar

Onsdag 6 februari
Super G herrar

Störtloppsträning damer

Torsdag 7 februari
Störtloppsträning alpin kombination damer 

Störtloppsträning herrar

Fredag 8 februari

Alpin kombination damer (störtlopp, slalom)
Störtloppsträning herrar

Lördag 9 februari

Störtlopp herrar
Störtloppsträning damer

Söndag 10 februari

Störtlopp damer
Störtloppsträning alpin kombination herrar

 

Måndag 11 februari
Alpin kombination herrar

Storslalom kval damer

Tisdag 12 februari    
Lagtävling damer/herrar

Onsdag 13 februari
Tävlingsfri dag

Torsdag 14 februari
Storslalom damer

Storslalom kval herrar

Fredag 15 februari
Storslalom herrar
Slalom kval damer

Lördag 16 februari
Slalom damer
Slalom kval herrar

Söndag 17 februari
Slalom herrar
Avslutningsceremoni

The Athletes

Latest Audi FIS Ski World Cup Results

Find the latest results from the Audi FIS Ski World Cup below:

[Results]

Go to the Leader Boards below to see the current status in the Alpine Skiing World Cup

[Leader Boards]

Final Results Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2017/2018

Men

Overall

1. Marcel Hirscher, Austria

2. Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway

3. Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway

Downhill

1. Beat Feuz, Switzerland

2. Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway

3. Thomas Dressen, Germany

Super G

1. Kjetil Jansrud, Norway

2. Vincent Kriechmayr, Austria

3. Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway

Giant Slalom

1. Marcel Hirscher, Austria

2. Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway

3. Alexis Pinturault, France

Alpine Combined

1. Peter Fill, Italy

2. Kjetil Jansrud, Norway

3. Victor Muffat-Jeandet, France

Slalom

1. Marcel Hirscher, Austria

2. Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway

3. André Myhrer, Sweden

Ladies

Overall

1. Mikaela Shiffrin, USA

2. Wendy Holdener, Switzerland

3. Viktoria Rebensburg, Germany

Downhill

1. Sofia Goggia, Italy

2. Lindsey Vonn, USA

3. Tina Weirather, Liechtenstein

Super G

1. Tina Weirather, Liechtenstein

2. Lara Gut, Switzerland

3. Anna Veith, Austria

Giant Slalom

1. Viktoria Rebensburg, Germany

2. Tessa Worley, France

3. Mikaela Shiffrin, USA

Alpine Combined

1. Wendy Holdener, Switzerland

2. Michelle Gisin, Switzerland

3. Federica Brignone, Italy

Slalom

1. Mikaela Shiffrin, USA

2. Wendy Holdener, Switzerland

3. Frida Hansdotter, Sweden

Previous Championships

The Championships in 2015 and 2017 were hosted by Vail/Beaver Creek and St Moritz respectively. Below you can see the winners and silver and bronze medalists of the latest two FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado USA 2-15 February 2015
Vail/Beaver Creek, Colorado USA
2-15 February 2015

Medals, Men

Downhill
1. Patrick Küng, Switzerland 2. Travis Ganong, USA 3. Beat Feuz, Switzerland

Super G
1. Hannes Reichelt, Austria 2. Dustin Cook, Canada 3. Adrien ThéauxFrance

Gigant Slalom
1. Ted Ligety, USA 2. Marcel HirscherAustria 3. Alexis Pinturault, France

Slalom
1. Jean-Baptiste Grange, France 2. Fritz Dopfer, Germany 3. Felix Neureuther, Germany

Super Combined
1. Marcel Hirscher, Austria 2. Kjetil Jansrud, Norway 3. Ted Ligety, USA

Medals, Ladies

Downhill
1. Tina Maze
Slovenia 2. Anna FenningerAustria 3. Lara Gut, Switzerland

Super G
1. Anna Fenninger, Austria 2. Tina MazeSlovenia 3. Lindsey Vonn, USA

Gigant Slalom

1. Anna Fenninger, Austria 2. Viktoria Rebensburg, Germany 3. Jessica Lindell-Vikarby, Sweden

Slalom

1. Mikaela Shiffrin, USA 2. Frida Hansdotter, Sweden 3. Sarka Strachova, Czech Republic

Super Combined

1. Tina Maze,Slovenia 2. Nicole Hosp, Austria 3. Michaela Kirchgasser, Austria

St Moritz, Switzerland 6-17 February 2017
St Moritz, Switzerland
6-17 February 2017

Medals, Men

Downhill
1. Beat Feuz
Switzerland 2. Erik Guay, Canada 3. Max FranzAustria

Super G
1. Erik GuayCanada 2. Kjetil Jansrud, Norway 3. Manuel Osborne-ParadisCanada

Gigant Slalom
1. Marcel HirscherAustria 2. Roland LeitingerAustria 3. Leif Kristian Haugen, Norway

Slalom
1. Marcel Hirscher, Austria 2. Manuel Feller, Austria 3. Felix Neureuther, Germany

Alpine Combined
1. Luca AerniSwitzerland 2. Marcel HirscherAustria 3. Mauro CaviezelSwitzerland

Medals, Ladies

Downhill
1. Ilka StuhecSlovenia 2. Stephanie VenierAustria 3. Lindsey Vonn, USA

Super G
1. Nicole SchmidhoferAustria 2. Tina Weirather, Lichtenstein 3. Lara Gut, Switzerland

Gigant Slalom
1. Tessa Worley, France 2. Mikaela Shiffrin, USA 3. Sofia Goggia, Italy

Slalom
1. Mikaela Shiffrin, USA 2. Wendy Holdener, Switzerland 3. Frida Hansdotter, Sweden

Alpine Combined
1. Wendy Holdener, Switzerland 2. Michelle Gisin, Switzerland 3. Michaela Kirchgasser,  Austria

Åre, Sweden 2-18 February 2007

Åre 2007

Curious about who brought those coveted medals home during the 2007 World Championships in Åre? Find out below:

 

Åre, Sweden
2-18 February 2007

Medals, Men

Downhill
1. Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway 2. Jan Hudec, Canada 3. Patrik Järbyn, Sweden


Super G
1. Patrick Staudacher, Italy 2. Fritz Strobl, Austria 3. Bruno Kernen, Switzerland


Gigant Slalom
1. Aksel Lund Svindal, Norway 2. Daniel Albrecht, Switzerland 3. Didier Cuche, Switzerland


Slalom
1. Mario Matt, Austria 2. Manfred Mölgg, Italy 3. Jean-Baptiste Grange, France


Alpine Combined
1. Daniel Albrecht, Switzerland 2. Benjamin Raich, Austria 3. Marc Berthod, Switzerland

Medals, Ladies

Downhill
1. Anja Pärson, Sweden 2. Lindsey Kildow, USA 3. Nicole Hosp, Austria


Super G
1. Anja Pärson, Sweden 2. Lindsey Kildow, USA 3. Renate Götschl, Austria


Gigant Slalom
1. Nicole Hosp, Austria 2. Maria Pietilä-Holmner, Sweden 3. Denise Karbon, Italy


Slalom

1. Sarka Zahrobska, Czech Republic 2. Marlies Schild, Austria 3. Anja Pärson, Sweden


Alpine Combined
1. Anja Pärson, Sweden 2. Julia Mancuso, USA 3. Marlies Schild, Austria