Venues for 2027 Snowsports World Championships Announced this Week


Decision Day is Wednesday, 25th May. Seven candidates are bidding to host the 2027 FIS World Ski Championships in Alpine skiing, Nordic, Ski Jumping and Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski. NEW

The decisions will be made at the International Ski Congress in Milan, Italy.

Last minute preparations are being made by the candidates.

Starting the at 17:00, each candidate will have 10 minutes to make their presentations to the FIS Council.

The candidate resorts are now putting the finishing touches to their bids and presentations.

First up will be Oberstdorf in Germany which is the sole candidate for the FIS Ski Flying World Championship 2026.

It always takes place in even years hence why it is in the group of resorts bidding for the events.

It will be the seventh time Oberstdorf has hosted the Ski Flying World Championships.

Montafon in Austria will follow with their presentation to host the FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships 2027.

It would be the first time for Montafon to host the largest of the FIS World Championships in terms of medal events.

Austria already has experience having hosted the first-ever combined World Championship for the youngest FIS disciplines in 2015 in Kreischberg.

Next up on the agenda will be Falun in Sweden, which is the sole candidate to host the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.

Falun brings a wealth of World Cup experience to the table and hosted the World Championships in 2015, giving them very recent experience with the event.

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The last four presentations will feature the four candidates vying to host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

The presentations will come in alphabetical order.

Crans Montana (Switzerland) is bidding for the second consecutive time.

The Swiss resort hosted the Alpine World Championships in 1987 and since has been a welcome host for the Audi FIS Women’s Alpine World Cup tour.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) is also a repeat candidate, which brings a wealth of experience to the table having hosted the World Championships in 1978 and 2011.

It has hosted to both the men and women’s World Cup tours in the last years.

Narvik (Norwway) is bidding for the first time and is the relative newcomer to the group, however the Alpine tradition in Norway has strong roots in the region and is growing at a rapid rate thanks to the nation’s success on the slopes.

Soldeu (Andorra) is also submitting its first bid.

The Andorran resort is no stranger to big events in a wide variety of sports, and hosted one of the most successful Alpine World Cup Finals in recent memory in 2019.

PlanetSKI was in Narvik in Norway at the end of last winter.

Narvik, Norway. Image c/o PlanetSKI.

Narvik, Norway. Image c/o PlanetSKI.

Following the seven presentations, the FIS Council will vote for the hosts of the four World Championships.

The announcement of the winners will be held the same evening at starting at approximately 19:00 in the same running order as listed above.

The live stream of both the presentations and announcement will be posted on the front page of the FIS website amd here at PlanetSKI we will bring you first news and reaction.

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