Welcome and thanks

On the programme for 2017/18 , the annual Crans-Montana FIS World Cup races, a Ladies Classic, including a Super-G (Saturday 3 March) and an Alpine Combined with Super-G and Slalom (Sunday 4 March). The Mont-Lachaux piste will thus host two Olympic rematches following the PyeongChang Winter Olympics (South Korea/9-25 February 2018).

In response to an FIS request, the Downhill planned for Saturday 3 March in Crans-Montana will sadly not take place. The recovery phase for athletes, who will only be leaving South Korea on 24/25 February, is not long enough in order for them to compete in this demanding race, which would also be preceded by two training sessions. The characteristic difficulties of the Mont Lachaux piste have, in this case, also played an important part in the decision.

As was the case in 2017, a few days before the Classic World Cup kick-off, the Ladies European Cup will take place (3 Downhills and 1 Super-G). Crans-Montana readily responds to the International Ski Federation FIS' call for effective, targeted and sustainable promotion of competition skiing, through the organisers of the World Cup. 

Programme for FIS Alpine Ski races in Crans-Montana until 2019/20

2017/18 season

Ladies European Cup
Saturday 24 February : 1st Downhill training 
Monday 26 February : 2nd Downhill training
Tuesday 27 February : Downhill 1 and Downhill 2
Wednesday 28 February : Downhill 3 and Super-G

Ladies World Cup
Saturday 3 March: Super-G
Sunday 4 March : Alpine Combined (Super-G/Slalom)

2018/19 season

Ladies European Cup
Programme not yet confirmed

Ladies World Cup
Saturday 23 February : Downhill
Sunday 24 February : Alpine Combined (Downhill/Slalom)

2019/20 season

Ladies European Cup
Programme not yet confirmed

Ladies World Cup
Saturday 22 February : Downhill
Sunday 23 February: Super-G

2020/21 Season

Ladies European Cup
Programme not yet confirmed

Ladies World Cup
Saturday 27 February : Super-G
Sunday 28 February : Parallel Slalom

The big goal: to organise the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships

It was during the 2017 World Cup races that the Crans-Montana/Valais bid for the 2025 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships was launched, attracting great interest. An enormous and interesting challenge awaits us, with, needless to say, a number of difficulties to overcome. Crans-Montana/Valais can rely on the wholehearted support of Swiss-Ski. The Swiss Ski Federation will be significantly represented on the bid committee by his President Dr. Urs Lehamn, and will play an important role when it comes to the important business of international lobbying. The first projection tasks are well underway. Transformation of the current finish area stadium into a multi-purpose arena for winter and sommer events will demand a high level of technical expertise and total support from the authorities.

Today we’re already delighted to be welcoming the Ladies back for the 2018 FIS European Cup and World Cup. We’d like to offer our sincere thanks to the political bodies and tourist authorities, to the sponsors, to Swiss-Ski and to the FIS for their enormous support. The Organising Committee would like to express its appreciation to the many faithful spectators.

Marius Robyr 2017

 

 

 

Marius Robyr
Organising Committee President