FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Calendar Released for 22/23 – Men’s Events

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Season Opening at Sölden in 2021, picture:

The full FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup Calendar for 22/23 has been released. There will be a total of 43 men’s races in 21 different resorts. Last week, members of the International Ski Federation (FIS) met in Brides-les-Bains in Savoie, France, to inspect the venue for the World Ski Championships (WSC) in February 2023.

The men’s tour starts in Sölden, Austria, next week Sunday, October 23. The women kick off the season the day before, on Saturday, October 22. The course in Sölden just passed “Snow Control” yesterday. FIS Race directors Markus Mayr and Janez Hladnik, gave the green light for the World Cup opening after a final inspection with head of the Austrian ski organization ‘ÖSV’ Mario Reiter, the Chief of Race Isidor Grüner, and the Race Director Rainer Gstrein to ensure the competition slope will be in top condition and ready for the world’s best skiers. The AUDI FIS Ski World Cup in Sölden consists of the Women’s Giant Slalom on Saturday, October 22, and Men’s Giant Slalom on Sunday, October 23. On both days the 1st run will be held at 10.00 CET and the 2nd run at 13:00 CET.

Not every location will hold events for male and female racers at the same time, like Sölden next weekend, so there are two separate race calendars, a men’s and a women’s. The men’s dates are as follows:

October 23, 2022
Sölden, Austria
Giant Slalom Event

October 29-30, 2022
Zermatt/Cervinia, Switzerland/Italy
Double Downhill Event

November 3, 2022
Lech/Zürs, Austria
Parallel Slalom Event

November 25-27, 2022
Lake Louise, Canada
Downhill and Super-G Event

December 2-4, 2022
Beaver Creek, USA
Double Downhill and Super-G Event

December 10-11
Val d’Isere, France
Giant Slalom and Slalom Event

December 16-17, 2022
Val Gardena, Italy
Super-G and Downhill Event

December 18-19, 2022
Alta Badia, Italy
Double Giant Slalom Event

December 22, 2022
Madonna Di Campiglio, Italy
Slalom Event

December 28-29, 2022
Bormio, Italy
Downhill and Super-G Event

Marco Odermatt
Marco Odermatt, who finished the World Cup series in the no 1 spot last season, surrounded with his trophies from the 21/22 season, picture: Marco Odermatt Instagram Page

January 4-5, 2023
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Slalom Event

January 7-8, 2023
Adelboden, Switzerland
Giant Slalom and Slalom Event

January 13-15, 2023
Wengen, Switzerland
Super-G, Downhill, Slalom Events

January 20-22, 2023
Kitzbühel, Austria
Double Downhill and Slalom Event

January 24, 2023
Schladming, Austria
Slalom Event

January 28-29, 2023
Garmisch-Patenkirchen, Germany
Downhill and Giant-Slalom Event

February 4, 2023
Chamonix, France
Slalom Event

February 6-19
Courchevel Méribel, France
World Cup Championships

February 25-26, 2023
Palisades Tahoe, USA
Giant Slalom and Slalom Event

March 3-5, 2023
Aspen, USA
Double Downhill and Super-G Event

March, 11-12
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Double Giant-Slalom Event

March 15-19, 2023
Soldeu, Andorra
Finals: Downhill, Super-G, Team Parallel, Giant-Slalom, Slalom

You may wonder what events are best to watch. Tickets will be available for all events. Famous courses are of course Kitzbühel’s Hahnenkamm Race on the ‘Streif’ race course and Wengen’s Lauberhorn course in Switzerland. This year’s World Cup events in North America in Lake Louise, Beaver Creek, Palisades Tahoe, and Aspen will definitely draw large crowds.

Another highlight will certainly be the World Ski Championships in Courchevel Méribel in February. Alpine World Championships have been held in odd-numbered years since 1985. The last time America hosted the World Championships in Alpine Skiing was in 2015 in Vail and Beaver Creek, CO.

Having said that, if you get the chance to watch any of the World Cup events, they are all incredible to watch. The atmosphere at these events is always amazing and many venues have special packages with VIP areas and after-parties. It is a unique experience to be in the crowd with supporters from all over the world and cheer on the world’s best ski racers.

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