After being forced to skip the 2020 edition for reasons that we are all aware of, the Friends of the Crans-Montana World Cup were finally able to meet - for the fourth time - for a delicious raclette served at "La Bergerie du Cervin" restaurant in Vermala. This get-together was a great success, and a good opportunity to get into the mood two weeks before the start of the 2021/22 World Cup season, which will be stopping on the Valais High Plateau on 26 and 27 February 2022, and which features two downhill races programmed for "our" annual women’s classic. These events will be preceded by two European Cup downhill races, scheduled on 19 and 20 February. On Wednesday 12 January, the men will also be stopping off in Crans-Montana for a Night Slalom, by invitation only. The top specialists in the discipline will be present.
Full of imagination and humour as always, Marius Robyr, the charismatic President of the Organising Committee for the World Cup events, addressed the FRIENDS and presented the 2022 edition, not forgetting to mention the World Cup Party of course, which will see the return of the Oesch's die Dritten family, the most famous popular music group in Switzerland, to the resort. The event will take place on Saturday evening, 26 February, in the tennis centre at Le Régent Congress Centre. Tickets will be on sale from 15 November. Of course, the progress of the bid to host the 2027 Crans-Montana/Valais Alpine World Ski Championships wasn’t forgotten either.
A wood-fired raclette without traditional accordion music is simply unthinkable! The well knowned Thürler-Mosimann-Tschanz trio provided the perfect entertainment for this friendly event. The FRIENDS present once again had the honour of being the first to receive, and wear, the 2022 Crans-Montana World Cup hat, which is released in a different colour each year. The new look is a very cool white and ruby red design. It will be on sale for CHF 20.00 from 1 December 2021, from the Crans-Montana Tourism and Congress offices.
If you would also like to join the other 320 members of the Friends of the World Cup, it's very simple, just register by following the instructions here. The World Cup Steering Committee would be delighted to welcome new members.
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