French Resorts Awarded Bid for 2023 FIS Alpine World Skiing Championships

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Organizers from Courchevel-Meribel 2023

France’s victorious candidacy team for Courchevel-Meribel 2023. Image: FIS Ski

Two French resorts, Courchevel and Méribel, have been chosen to host the 2023 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The French bid was chosen over the competing bid from Saalbach, Austria at the FIS international congress in Costa Navarino, Greece. Following a convincing presentation that demonstrated their meticulous preparation and ability to work together, the Council voted nine to six in favor of France.

The event began in 1931, occuring every two years, and the last time this event was held in France was in 2009, at Val d’Isere. Courchevel and Méribel have regularly hosted World Cup races in the past, and the organization sees this win as an opportunity to use skiing to bring the entire country together and hold true to their bid slogan, “Together for 2023”.

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 Mikaela Shiffrin in a race at Courchevel. Image: The Durango Herald

FIS Alpine World Ski Championship hosts have included and will include:

2009 – Val d’Isere, France

2011 – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

2013 – Schladming, Austria

2015 – Vail/ Beaver Creek, USA

2017 – Piz Nair, Switzerland

2019 – Are, Sweden

2021 – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

2023 – Courchevel/ Méribel, France


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