Highlights Downhill 2020
SAALBACH IS MORE THAN READY FOR THE ALPINE SKI WM 2025
Taking over, at short notice the races of Sölden and Val d’Isere in December 2018 and the cancelled races in China in February 2020, Saalbach Hinterglemm has once again put itself on the international platform and proved that it is ready to host major international events. Together with the ÖSV, the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships will return to Saalbach. In the last round of bidding for the 2023 World Championships, the contract was awarded to Courchevel-Méribel, France. However, the people of Saalbach are not giving up: "We enter the second round with optimism and vigour", states Mayor Alois Hasenauer.
The existing concept will not be change. “All we are doing is tweaking the final touches“, says Mayor Alois Hasenauer. “We stand by our concept, ‘One mountain – all competitions‘. If we were to be awarded the contract, you can expect another showcase World Cup in Austria in 2025“.
The mountain on which the World Championships would be held in 2025, should the contract be awarded in May 2020, is "ready". Peter Mitterer, Managing Director of the Hinterglemm Lift Company: "Thanks to our reliable partner Doppelmayr, we already have the most modern lift system here and would be prepared for the World Championships. We don’t need to construct anything extra – we already have it all!
The decision on the venue for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2025 was originally planned during the 52nd FIS Congress in Thailand in May 2020. Due to the Covid19 (coronavirus) crisis and its limitations, the date for the congress has been postponed. Up to date information about the congress can be found on the official FIS official FIS Website