In an interview with the ats-sdy Agency prior to the St. Moritz 2017 World Championships, Urs Lehmann, Swiss-Ski president, made a very motivating statement about Crans-Montana’s candidature.
You talked about how rare it is to have the Worlds at home. The next ones should be taking place in Crans-Montana, as decided by Swiss-Ski three years ago. Why this changeover ?
"Crans-Montana has built up a good reputation with the World Cup over the past years. It’s now time to profile Crans-Montana as a candidate for the Worlds (ed: 2025), and to establish a relationship between the resort and the World Cup on a long-term basis. As a national federation, we also have a mission to ensure there’s a geographical balance. Eastern Switzerland has been well served for several years, so it’s now time to do the same for Western Switzerland. "