On 7 January in 1911, the foundations for the fascinating history of skiing in Crans-Montana were laid. Englishman Sir Arnold Lunn, skiing pioneer, was the trailblazer, organising the 1st downhill in the history of Alpine skiing from the Plaine Morte Glacier to Montana. From 1977 until 2019, Crans-Montana has organised some 47 FIS World Cup races and over 50 European Cup and FIS races, two World Cup finals 1992 and 1998, the European Cup finals in 2009, the Junior World Championships in 2011, as well as the unforgettable World Championships in 1987. These events were a huge celebration of skiing each time. Crans-Montana has made a name for itself in the world of competition skiing. The next big goal are the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships!
(Video in french only, click on the link below)
Before the Audi FIS Ladies' World Cup races in Crans-Montana, why not take a trip back in time with us to look behind the scenes of this major sporting event in 2018. Preparations in terrible weather conditions at times, las minute changes, challenging stages of the races, in a wordm a whole range of emotions! It's a really great report on the event made by French-speaking Swiss television channel RTS. Watch it (again) by clicking on the link below. Video in original French version.
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