From 6-19 February 2017, the whole ski world will be looking to Switzerland for the Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz: the highlight of the current World Cup ski season will take place here this year. The current World Cup season began in late autumn last year. The start was on 22 October 2016 in Sölden in Austria. This series of the Ski World Cup includes more than 80 ski races every year, taking place in the Alps and around the world.
In January, the Ski World Cup will be held in Germany, in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the Kandahar, and the final will be in Aspen in the USA in March. Croatia, Canada, Slovenia, France and many other winter sports regions are also hosting World Cup races.
St. Moritz will be hosting the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships for the fifth time (1934, 1948, 1974, 2003, 2017). At the world-famous World Championship in St. Moritz 2017, around 600 athletes from over 70 nations participate. They compete for the world title in the following disciplines:
The first race week starts on Monday, 6 February, with men’s and women’s downhill training. The first race takes place on Tuesday 7 February – the women´s Super G. Two exciting weeks follow this opening race in which the winter sports athletes compete for the medals in six disciplines.
The Alpine Ski World Championship St. Moritz is an absolute highlight, particularly for winter sports enthusiasts. In addition to the high-profile ski races, there are numerous live acts and concerts entertaining the international guests. DJs, bands and entertainers offer entertainment off the slopes, turning up the heat to combat the winter temperatures. Many regional and international delicacies will be on hand to pamper taste buds, and if you're looking to go skiing after watching the champions, we've put together a few slope recommendations.
For those who become inspired to ski from watching the World Cup races, or are following the World Cup and want to spend a few days on the slopes during your winter holidays, you will need to know which slopes are the best for private skiing.
The St. Moritz - Corviglia ski resort in Engadin St. Moritz offer you over 155 kilometres of pure downhill fun for skiing and snowboarding. In the diversified area, you will find 88 downhill slopes with different levels of difficulty (18% of the slopes are blue, 70% of the slopes are red and 10% of the slopes are black and thus also a challenge for experienced skiers). For snowboarders and action lovers there is also a multifaceted snow park.