Swiss-Ski elected Crans-Montana as Swiss candidate for the organisation of FIS World Championships after St. Moritz!

The Delegates from Swiss-Ski, during the annual meeting that took place on June 28th 2014 in Langnau, almost unanimously accepted (approximately 1,100 yes votes and 11 abstentions) the application from Crans-Montana for the organisation for  FIS World Ski Championships. In concrete terms, this means that: in 2017 the FIS World Ski Championships will be held in St. Moritz and that as of this date, the Valaisan resort will be the new official Swiss candidate.

According to FIS World Championships regulations, the first possible date for the submission of a bid from Crans-Montana/Valais for the International Ski Federation is in 2019 (deadline for application: 1st May 2019) – two years after the World Championships in St. Moritz in 2017.

Crans-Montana/Valais, in close collaboration with Swiss-Ski, will submit its bid for the first time during the FIS Convention in 2020 for the organisation of World Championships in 2025 (according to the FIS regulations a new Swiss bid is possible eight years after the World Championships in St. Moritz in 2017).  At this time, if Crans-Montana/Valais is not elected by the Council of the FIS, we can once again apply at the FIS Convention in 2022 for the World Championships in 2027, etc….

For the Canton of Valais and for our resort it is quite simply outstanding.

Give this situation; we have mid- and long-term objectives. All that we undertake as of today will be in view of the future World Championships.

So, let’s MOVE AHEAD to the Men’s and Ladies Swiss Junior speed Championships (22-24 January) and the Men’s European Cup competition (28-30 January) in 2015, the competition of the Ladies World Cup in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 in addition to the World Championships in 2025, or in 2027, or in 2029?

Only positive things to look forward to!

Marius Robyr


Here after ,the candidature flyer presented to the Delegates of Swiss-Ski