Photos by Gösta Fries and Nicklas Blom

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 >>

THE COMPETITIONS

Downhill

Men: Saturday 9 February 12.30 CET
Ladies: Sunday 10 February 12.30 CET

 

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. 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.

Downhill ladies

Start 1060 meter above sea level
Finish 396 meters above sea level
Length 2236 meters
Vertical drop 664 meters
Minimum gradient 14 percent
Average gradient 40 percent
Maximum gradient 69 percent

Downhill men

Start 1267 meters above sea level
Finish 396 meters above sea level
Length 3122 meters
Vertical drop 871 meters
Minimum gradient 7 percent
Average gradient 33 percent
Maximum gradient 69 percent

Super G

Ladies: Tuesday 5 February 12.30
Men: Wednesday 6 February 12.30

 

Somewhere between the toughness 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. 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.

Super G ladies

Start 971,24 meters above sea level
Finish 396 meters above sea level
Length 1903 meters
Vertical drop  575,24 meters
Minimum gradient 15 percent
Average gradient 32 percent
Maximum gradient 69 percent

 

Super G men

Start 1033,56 meters above sea level
Finish 396 meters above sea level
Length 2172 meters
Vertical drop 637,56 meters
Minimum gradient 10 percent
Average gradient 34 percent
Maximum gradient 69 percent

Giant Slalom

Ladies: Thursday 14 February 14.15/17.45
Men: Friday 15 February 14.15/17.45

 

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. 

Giant Slalom ladies

Start 796 meters above sea level
Finish 396 meters above sea level
Length 1257 meters
Vertical drop 400 meters
Minimum gradient 17 percent
Average gradient 36 percent
Maximum gradient 48 percent

Giant Slalom men

Start 812,52 meters above sea level
Finish 396 meters above sea level
Length 1308 meters
Vertical drop 416,52 meters
Minimum gradient 13 percent
Average gradient  35 percent
Maximum gradient 69 percent

Slalom

Ladies: Saturday 16 February 11.00/14.30
Men: Sunday 17 February 11.00/14.30

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 ladies

Start  582,10 meters above sea level
Finish 396 meters above sea level
Length 624 meters
Vertical drop 186,10 meters
Minimum gradient 14 percent
Average gradient 32 percent
Maximum gradient 48 percent

Slalom men

Start 615 meters above sea level
Finish 396 meters above sea level
Length 740 meters
Vertical drop 216,23 meters
Minimum gradient 19 percent
Average gradient 32 percent
Maximum gradient 48 percent

Alpine Combined

Ladies: Friday 8 February 11.00/16.15
Men: Monday 11 February 11.00/14.30

 

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. 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.

For slope specifications, see Downhill and Slalom for men and ladies respectively.

Alpine Team Event

Tuesday 12 February 16.00

 

You see it in cross-country skiing and in the Tour de France –real time competition: man versus man, woman versus woman. 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.

Alpine Team Event

Length 478 meters
Vertical drop 82 meters

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 >>

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

Athletes to keep your eye on

 

Aksel Lund Svindal

Aksel Lund Svindal,  Norway

Downhill, Super G

The speed giant Svindal was born on December 26, 1982 in Lörenskog, Akershus, outside Oslo. Soon 36 years old he measures 1,89 meters above the snow. His breakthrough and first World Cup podium came in 2003. In his career he has collected six Olympic Winter Games medals; four gold medals, one silver and one bronze, together with five World Championships victories plus two bronze and one silver. So far in his career he has won the Downhill World Cup twice and has won the Super G Cup five times. In 2007 he furthermore won the Giant Slalom Cup, the Combination Cup and the Overall World Cup (which he also won in 2009). Despite a number of serious damages Aksel Lund Svindal is still one of the big ones in the alpine world. He is also one of the competitors who took part in the Alpine World Championships in Åre in 2007, where he claimed gold in Downhill and Giant Slalom.

Mikaela Shiffrin

Mikaela Shiffrin, USA

Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, Downhill, Alpine Combined

Born as late as on March 13, 1995, this 23-year-old already has a career behind her that most others would only dream of. Her debut in the World Cup came in 2011. Since then she has 41 (!) individual victories and has been 58 times on the podium. In the World Cup in Åre in 2012 she won her first World Cup competition, at only 17 years of age. At the Olympic Winter Games in Sotji Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest gold medallist in alpine skiing ever when she won two gold medals in Slalom. On her record she has two Olympic Winter Games gold medals, three World Championships   gold medals and one silver. Furthermore, she has won the Overall World Cup twice. This Slalom expert from Vail is one of the greatest in alpine skiing ever and has already taken steps towards competing in other disciplines as Downhill.

Marcel Hirscher

Marcel Hirscher,  Austria

Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G, Alpine Combined

You cannot talk about alpine skiing in modern times without mentioning Marcel Hirscher. He was born in 1989 in Annaberg-Lungötz about 200 km west of Vienna in Austria. Since his debut in the World Cup in Lenzerheide in 2007 he has won most of what is possible to win. In the World Championships in Schladming and Vail in 2013 and 2015 he won four gold and two silver medals in total. In St Moritz in 2017 he took gold in Slalom and Giant Slalom and silver in the Alpine Combination. He has also collected two Olympic gold medals and one silver. Despite an ankle fracture that he was affected by in the autumn of 2017 he finished the season by winning the Overall World Cup for the seventh(!) time, the Giant Slalom World Cup and the Slalom Cup which he secured in the World Cup final in Åre in 2018.

Lindsey Vonn

Lindsey Vonn, USA

Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Alpine Combined

Lindsey Vonn is one of the most profiled contestants in the alpine World Cup, both on and off the ski slopes.  She was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, in October 1984 and is now one of the most successful American alpine skiers ever. All together she has 81 World Cup victories and is chasing the, till now, unbeaten record of 86 wins of Ingemar Stenmark. Vonn (born Kildow) is no doubt one of the greatest in the alpine world through the ages. She has won the Overall World Cup four times, the Super G Cup four times, the Downhill Cup six times and has on top of that three titles in the Combination Cup. Furthermore, Vonn has one Olympic Winter Games gold from Vancouver in 2010 (plus two Olympic Winter Games bronze medals) and two World Championships gold medals from Val d`Isere. On her list of World Championships medals are also a silver from Garmisch in 2011 and a bronze from Vail in 2015. She is also one of the competitors who took part in the alpine World Championships in Åre in 2007when she claimed silver in both Downhill and Super G.

Lara Gut

Lara Gut, Switzerland

Downhill, Super-G, Giant slalom, Alpine Combined

Lara Gut, born in April 1999 in Sorengo, Switzerland, made her first start in the World Cup in Giant Slalom in 2007 and her first in Downhill in 2008 in St Moritz. In the last of these she finished third despite a fall right before the finish line. Since her debut she has 23 World Cup victories with in great variation in Super G, Giant Slalom, Downhill and the Super Combination. On top of this she has a bronze from the Olympic Winter Games Downhill in Sotji plus five bronze and silver medals from the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz, Vail, Schladming and Val d’Isère. In 2016 she became the first Swiss woman to win the Overall World Cup since Vreni Schneider won the Overall in 1995. Despite injuries to her back, hips and knees she is a hot contestant to keep an eye on at the alpine World Championships in 2019.

Victoria Rebensburg

Viktoria Rebensburg, Germany

Giant Slalom, Super G, Downhill

In 2006 this 29-year-old made her debut in the World Cup and just weeks later she took her first top ten ranking. Rebensburg was born in Kreuth in West Germany in 1989 and showed early that she was talented in the slopes around her family home in Tegernsee. Her talent was further developed and at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010 she won the Giant Slalom event. But the season 2013/-14 started badly for Rebensburg as a pulmonary decease forced her to stay away from all racing for four weeks. Her comeback came at the Olympic Winter Games in Sotji where she took bronze in Giant Slalom. On her track record there’s also a World Championship silver in Giant Slalom from Vail in 2015. In 2016 she gained her most prominent placing in the Overall World Cup when she came third behind Lara Gut and Lindsey Vonn.

Henrik Kristoffersen

Henrik Kristoffersen, Norway

Slalom, Giant Slalom

Young Kristoffersen has, at the age of 24, already made himself a name in the alpine slalom world.  He has been racing for five seasons in the World Cup after his debut in 2012 and has up until now  collected 15 wins and has been on the podium 45 times. In the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang he was very close to taking a gold in Slalom but after a fall in the second run he had to “settle for” a silver in Giant Slalom. This Norwegian is a constant threat to his rival Marcel Hirscher and his feet are among the quickest in the men’s World Cup. Kristoffersen was, like Aksel Lund Svindal, born in Lörenskog. He also has a bronze in Slalom from the Olympic Winter Games in Sotji in 2014.

Sofia Goggia

Sofia Goggia, Italy

Downhill, Super G, Giant slalom, Combined

This Italian skier, born in November 1992 in Bergamo, Lombardy, is a woman of many talents. Goggia competes in Downhill, Super G and Giant Slalom and got her big breakthrough on the international arena when she, at six competitions in a row during the World Cup in 2016/17, claimed two second and four third placings. Her way of skiing is aggressive which unfortunately has ended in several tough crashes over the years. But it has also paid off, like during the Downhill in the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang which ended in a gold medal. This 26-year-old has five wins and has been on the podium 22 times in the World Cup in total.

Kjetil Jansrud

Kjetil Jansrud,  Norway

Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Alpine Combined

Jansrud who was born in 1985 in Stavanger is another strong profile in alpine skiing. With his special style he has charmed the crowd since his debut in the World Cup in Slalom in Wengen in 2003. He competes in all disciplines except Slalom where he, however, takes part occasionally. Since 2012 he has concentrated on the speed disciplines. He has, among other results, a Super G gold medal from the Olympic Winter Games in Sotji. After having been prevented to compete by a broken thumb and an injured spinal disc in the season of 2007 he was on top of the World Cup podium for the first time the following season. Jansrud has collected two Olympic silver medals and two bronze medals plus two silver medals at the World Championships in Beaver Creek (Combination) and St Moritz  (Super G). He has collected 21 World Cup victories and been on the podium 48 times. Finally, he has won the World Cup in Downhill and Super G four times.

André Myhrer

André Myhrer,  Sweden

Slalom, (Giant Slalom)

The slalom specialist André Myhrer was born in Bergsjö in 1983. When he, at 21 years of age, had his debut in the World Cup in Kitzbϋhel his first race ended in a fall but he made a great comeback soon after. The same week he finished 13 in Schladming and in January 2005 he was on the podium for the first time. This tall (1,89 m/89 kilo) father of two has gathered eight wins and been on the podium 27 times since his debut in the World Cup. The only thing he misses in his track record is a World Championship gold medal. He has two World Championships bronze medals from Vail/Beaver Creek in 2015, a bronze from St Moritz in 2017 and a silver from Schladming in 2013. Furthermore he has taken a bronze in Olympic Winter Games and crowned his career in Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang in 2018 with a gold in Slalom. The hopes are high that the missing World Championships gold will come in his home slopes during the World Championships in Åre 2019.

Frida Hansdotter

Frida Hansdotter,  Sweden

Slalom, Giant Slalom

Hansdotter did as her team mate André Myhrer at the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang and kept it all together through the second run. For that, this Swedish Slalom queen was rewarded with a gold in Slalom, which is one of the absolute high lights in her successful career. Hansdotter was born in 1985 in Norberg and had her debut in the Wold Cup already at 18 years old on the 23rd of October 2004. In 2015 she won the Slalom World Cup after having climbed steadily in the rankings. She has three World cup wins, she has been on the podium 33 times and has shown good shape in both the Olympic Winter Games and at the World Championships. In St Moritz 2017 she secured two bronze medals after taking home silver medals in both Schladming and Beaver Creek. After the gold in the Olympic Winter Games in 2018 Hansdotter, who has a slope in Norberg named after her (Fridabacken), fully focused on the Alpine World Championships in Åre where she has good chances to add a World Championship gold to her record.

Michelle Gisin

Michelle Gisin,  Switzerland

Slalom, Combined, Downhill, Super G

Gisin has developed steadily since her debut in the World Cup in 2012. Her breakthrough came in Val d’Isère in 2016 when she got a seventh place in her first World Cup start in the Downhill. The same season Gisin, despite tough competition, took a place in the Swiss team at the Alpine World Championships in St Moritz where she took silver in the Combination race behind team mate Wendy Holdener. In the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang Gisin won gold in the Alpine Combined event. She has been on the World Cup podium four times and she is steadly climbing through the rankings. Gisin was born in Rothenfluh in 1993 and she is the sister of alpine skiers Marc and Dominique Gisin. Michelle is also a great fan of the NFL team Green Bay Packers.

Ragnhild Mowinckel

Ragnhild Mowinckel, Norway

Giant slalom, Super G, Downhill

With the biggest smile in the World Cup this Norwegian from Molde has charmed fans even on the Swedish side of the border. This 26-year-old skier has had varying success since her debut in the World Cup in 2012 but her shape towards the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre points clearly upwards. She has climbed constantly in the ranking lists, and she finished eighth in the overall World Cup in 2018. After a successful junior career with several gold medals from international championships Mowinckel crowned the season of 2018 with silver medals in both Downhill and Giant Slalom in the Pyeongchang Olympic Winter Games. During this season she got her big breakthrough in the World Cup after scoring one victory and being on the podium twice.

Beat Feuz

Beat Feuz,  Switzerland

Downhill, Super G, Alpine Combined

Feuz, born in 1987 in Schangnau (Bern), is a speed specialist and concentrates on Downhill and Super G where he has had big success, especially in the 2017/18 season. His debut was already in 2006 but he was out of competition during the seasons of 2008 and 2009 because of damaged ligaments in his left knee. He was also gone for the duration of the 2013 season due to internal haematomas in his knee. But to give up was not in the vocabulary of this Swiss skier and that attitude has given results. He has collected ten World Cup wins and has been on the podium 33 times. At the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang he took a silver medal in Super G and bronze in Downhill. Furthermore he has a World Championships gold medal in Downhill from St Moritz and a bronze from the 2015 Championships in Beaver Creek. If Feuz is able to avoid injuries he is a strong candidate for the medals in the alpine World Championships in Åre.

Tina Weirather

Tina Weirather, Liechtenstein

Super G, Downhill, Giant slalom

The now 29-year-old Weirather was born in Vaduz and is a daughter of the former alpine skiers Harti Weirather (Austria) and Hanni Wenzel (Liechtenstein). Weirather has nine World Cup victories and has been on the podium in Downhill, Super G and Giant Slalom 38 times. Her World Cup debut came in 2005 and she gained the trust to take part in the Olympic Winter Games in Turin in 2006 where she finished in place 33 in the Super G. Just weeks before the Winter Olympic Games 2010, where she was qualified to take part in Downhilll, Super G, Giant Slalom and the Combined, she damaged her knee and missed both the Olympic Winter Games and the 2011 season. Again in 2014 the season was spoilt by a leg injury. But Weirather came back and in the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeonchang she got a well-earned bronze medal in the Super G event. She also has two total wins in the overall Super G Cup in 2017 and 2018.

Wendy Holdener

Wendy Holdener, Switzerland

Slalom, Combined, Giant slalom, Super G

As one of Frida Hansdotter´s toughest competitors Holdener, born in May 1993 in Unteriberg, has really shown great form during the last two seasons. Her debut in the World Cup came 2010 in Sölden. Since then she has taken three wins and she has been on the World Cup podium 24 times. Holdener is well known for those who have visited the World Cup in Hammarbybacken, where she has been on the podium twice, once as winner. She won the Combined crystal globe in 2016 and 2018. In the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang she also showed that she can control her nerves when needed. She was second in Slalom, took the bronze medal in the Combined and contributed to the gold that the Swiss team took in the Team competition.

Alexandr Khoroshilov

Alexandr Khoroshilov, Russia

Slalom

34 years old Khoroshilov made his debut in the World Cup in 2004 at 20 years of age. His special discipline is slalom and he has challenged the biggest names several times, not least in Parallel Slalom. His first win in the World Cup came 2015 in Schladming which was the first time a Russian male alpine skier won a World Cup in 34 (!) years. In the seasons from 2015 to 2017 he has lined up a nice row of third places. In total he has collected nine results bringing him to the podium and one win. Unfortunately it has been more difficult for Khoroshilov to achieve good results in the World Championships. He finished fifth in St Moritz and 17th in the Olympic Winter Games in 2018. The question is if he will be able to come back in the World Championships in Åre?

Also keep track of...

Mattias Hargin

Mattias Hargin,  Sweden

Slalom

Hargin has some tough years behind him but at the same time he has shown his great love for alpine skiing by continuing to train and compete. This Huddinge-raised skier, born in 1985, has competed in the World Cup since 2004, has been on the podium four times and has a win from Kitzbϋhel in 2015. He is a competent Slalom skier who gives one hundred percent in each gate. He has had great success in the Parallell Slalom events and he has also been on the podium in the free skiing competition Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in Riksgränsen. Hargin has, with his well-developed “boxing technique”, sent a great number of gates flying out of bounds. He contributed to the Swedish team silver in Schladming, the team bronze in Vail/Beaver Creek in 2015 and in St Moritz in 2017.

Ramon Zenhäusern

Ramon Zenhäusern,  Switzerland

Slalom

Like a shot from a canon from what felt like nowhere Ramon Zenhäusern came to Stockholm and won. After that he took the silver medal in the Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang.  Many asked who this two-meter-tall, constantly smiling Swiss guy was and where he came from. The fact is that Zenhäusern, born in Bϋrchen, made his debut in the World Cup already in 2012 and also took part in the Olympic Winter Games in Sotji in 2014. In 2013 he was ranked at 110 in the overall World Cup but has climbed due to a streak of of good results (seven, four, one, three) over the past season to seventh place in 2018. In Pyeongchang he was also part of the team that won the Team Event. If his good shape continues Zenhaϋsern will be a strong candidate for the medals in Åre 2019.

Matts Olsson

Matts Olsson,  Sweden

Giant Slalom

Olsson, born in 1988 in Karlstad, made his debut in the World Cup in 2007 in Sölden, Austria.  Since then he has steadily improved his skiing. During 2017 and 2018 he had a long row of prominent placings in Giant Slalom: six, second, six, three, three, five and so on. In Italian Alta Badia in 2017 he took his first World Cup win, in Parallell Slalom, where he beat both Henrik Kristoffersen and Marcel Hirscher. In the World Cup final in Åre he finished in sixth place in Giant Slalom and in the Olympic Winter Games earlier that year he took tenth place. The feeling is that his curve is sloping upwards and that he could be a serious threat to Hirscher and the others at the World Championships at home in Åre.

Estelle Alphand

Estelle Alphand,  Sweden

Slalom, Super G, Giant Slalom, Downhill

In 2017 Estelle Alphand, who has a Swedish mother and is the daughter of French alpine skier Luc Alphand, changed from the French to the Swedish alpine national team. It was a change that did both her and the Swedish team some good. In the first race of the season, at the Sölden premiere, she ended in 14th place and kept bringing top 20 and top 10 placements throughout the season. She has climbed the rankings and the Swedish team management has high hopes for this young skier and has a firm belief that she will be at the starting gate at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre.

Ester Ledecká

Ester Ledecká,  Czech Republic

Downhill, Super G, Alpine Combined

It is yet unclear if this girl, who delivered the greatest turn-up in the alpine Olympic Winter Games history during the ladies Super G in Pyeongchang will take part in the alpine World Cup 2018/2019 and if she will compete at the World Championships in Åre. But if she does she is a name to keep an eye on. This snowboarder came to the Olympic Winter Games 2018 and beat Anna Veith, who was certain to win, by one hundredth. No one could grasp what had really happened, least of all Ledecká herself. Snowboard has been her first choice, but she has also taken part in the alpine World Cup. At her debut in 2016 she came 24th in the Kandahar Downhill in Garmisch. And she took points in four out of five World Cup competitions in Super G and Downhill that same season. If she does come to Åre, Veith and the others will have to watch out.

Dave Ryding

Dave Ryding,  Great Britain

Slalom

David “Dave” Ryding, born in 1986 in Bretherton, is one of the most interesting skiers in the World Cup among the men. As a British skier he learned how to ski on artificial slopes and skied on snow for the first time when he was twelve years old. This slalom specialist has shown that he can beat the best when everything goes his way. His debut in the World Cup came in 2009 but the top results were slow to follow. In 2015 he was 30th in the Slalom World Cup at the end of the season. After that it continued upwards for Ryding with a long row of placings among the best ten and on top of that he got a second in Slalom in Kitzbϋhel in 2017. That was the best placing for a British alpine skier since Konrad Bartelski secured a second in the Downhill in Val Gardena in 1981.

Participating Nations

Over 70 nations from all over the world will be represented by athletes at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre in 2019. Click below to view the entire list of nations entered as of 5 December 2018.

Entries (nations) Åre 2019
Nationcode National Ski Association Country 
ALB Albanian Skiing Federation Albania
AND Federació Andorrana d'Esqui Andorra
ARG Fedaración Argentina de Ski y Andinisamo Argentina
ARM Armenian Ski Federation Armenia
AUT Österreichischer Skivenbrand Austria
BIH Ski Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
BLR Belarus Ski Union Belarus
BRA Brazilian Snow Sports Federation Brazil
BUL Bulgarian Ski Federation Bulgaria
CAN Canadian Snowsports Associations CSA Canada
CHI Chilean Ski and Snowboard Federation Chile
COL Colombian Ski Team Colombia
CRO Croatian Ski Association Croatia
CYP Cyprus Ski Federation Cyprus
CZE Ski Association of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
DEN Dansk Skiforbrund Denmark
ESP Real Federación Española Deportsa de Inverno Spain
EST Estonian Ski Association Estonia
FIN Finnish Ski Association Finland
FRA Fédération Française de Ski France
GBR British Ski and Snowboard Great Britan
GEO Georgian Ski Federation Georgia
GER Deutscher Skiverband Germany
GHA Ghana Winter Sports Association Ghana
GRE Hellenic Winter Sports Foundation Greece
HAI Fédération Haitienne de Ski Haiti
IRI Iran Ski Federation Iran
IRL Ski Association of Ireland Ireland
ISL The Icelandic Ski Association Iceland
ITA Federazione Italiana Sport Invernalia Italy
JOR Jordan Olympic Committee Jordan
JPN Ski Association of Japan Japan
KAZ Kazakhstan Ski Association Kazakhstan
KEN Kenya Ski Federation Kenya
KGZ Ski Federation of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
KOR Korea Ski Association Korea
KOS Ski Federation of Kosova Kosova
LAT Latvia Ski Association Latvia
LBN Ledanese Ski Federation Lebanon
LIE Liechtensteinischer Skiverband Liechtenstein
LTU Lithuanian National Skiing Association Lithuania
LUX Dédération Luxembourgeoise de Ski Luxembourg
MAD Ski Madagascar Madagascar
MAR Fédération Roylae Marocaine de Ski et Montagne Marocco
MDA Ski Federation of the Republic of Moldova Moldova
MEX Federación Mexicana de Ski, A.C (FEMESKI) Mexico
MKD Ski Federation of Macedonia Former Yug. Rep of Macedonia
MLT Malta Olympic Committee Malta
MNE Montenegro Ski Association Montenegro
MON Fédération Monégasque de Ski Monaco
NED Netherlands Ski Association Netherlands
NEP Nepal Ski Association Nepal
NOR The Norwegian Ski Federation Norway
NZL Snow Sports New Zealand New Zealand
PER Comité Olímpico Paruano Peru
POL Polski Zwaizek Narciasski Poland
POR Federação de Desportos de Inverno de Portugal Portugal
PUR Puerto Rico Ski Federation Puerto Rico
RSA Snow Sports South Africa South Africa
RUS Russian Ski Association Russia
SLO Ski Association of Slovenia Slovenia
SRB Ski Association of Serbia Serbia
SUI Swiss Ski Association Switzerland
SWE Svenska Skidförbundet Sweden
SVK Slovak Ski Association Slovakia
THA Ski and Snowboard Association of Thailand Thailand
TLS Timor Leste Ski Association Timor-leste
TPE Chinese Taipei Ski Association Chinese/Taipei
UKR Ski Federation of Ukraine Ukraine
USA U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association United States Of America
UZB Winter Sports Association of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
VEN Comité Olímpico Venezolano Venezuela

Latest Audi FIS Ski World Cup Results

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Final Results Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2017/2018

 

Men's World Cup 2017/2018

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' World Cup 2017/2018

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

Giant 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

Giant 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

Giant 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

Giant 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


Giant 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


Giant 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