For the fourth time, the FRIENDS OF THE CRANS-MONTANA WORLD CUP met up over a delicious raclette served at the « La Bergerie du Cervin » restaurant in Vermala. This very pleasant get together was a perfect success, and a chance to get into the mood ready for the start of the FIS World Cup 2019/20 season. It will be stopping off on the Valais Haut-Plateau on 22 and 23 February 2020. On the programme, « our » annual classic Women’s race, a Downhill and an Alpine Combined (Super-G/Slalom).
Marius Robyr, the charismatic President of the Crans-Montana World Cup Organisation Committee, addressed the FRIENDS with plenty of humour and imagination, and presented the 2020 edition to those gathered, not forgetting the additional programme and high point : the promising World Cup Party, and the highlight, the best Swiss folk group, Oesch’s die Dritten. Ticket sales commence on 4 November (see the relevant section on the home page). Of course he didn’t stay quiet about the Crans-Montana/Valais bid for organisation of the 2025 Alpine Ski World Championships, and shared some interesting news about the evolution of the bid. The impressive bid dossier was presented to the International Ski Federation on 1st September. At the beginning of October, those in charge had to present and comment on the bid in front of FIS experts during the autumn FIS meeting. Competition is stiff. When the decision is announced on 21 May 2020, in Royal Cliff/Thailand we will know who, between Crans-Montana/Valais, Saalbach-Hinterglemm/Austria and Garmisch-Partenkirchen/Germany, will be organising the 2025 World Championships.
Sun, woodfire raclette and a little accordian music proved an invigorating menu! The Amis de Sonville group (Nendaz) did a great job of entertaining at the friendly event. The FRIENDS present had the honour of being the first to receive and wear the 2020 Crans-Montana World Cup hat. The new look is really nice: white, grey and orange, and it will definitely stand out ! They will be on sale for CHF 20.00 from 1st December 2019 in the Crans-Montana Tourism and Congress offices.
Would you like to join the FRIENDS OF THE CRANS-MONTANA WORLD CUP, which already numbers over 300 people ? It’s very simple, just enrol here. The World Cup committee welcomes all new members with great pleasure.
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Ziko and Charly Cottini, racelette champions !
Martial Kamerzin, president of the commune of Icogne, Marius Robyr, president of the Organisation Committee for the World Cup races, and Hugo Steinegger,