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Calendar Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2024-2025

Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Alpine Ski World Cup
Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Picture: Ski Paradise

The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup is the largest international Alpine Skiing competition held annually. It is considered the premier Alpine Ski racing competition along with the Winter Games and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.

The World Cup was promoted in 1966 by a group of ski racing friends, including French journalist Serge Lang and the alpine ski team directors Honore Bonnet from France and Bob Beattie from the USA. International Ski Federation president Marc Hodler soon backed the new competition during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966 at Portillo, Chile, and became an official FIS event in 1967.

The inaugural World Cup race, a Slalom, was held on January 5, 1967, in Berchtesgaden (Germany).

The 2024-2025 FIS Alpine Ski World Cup will be the 59th World Cup season in Alpine Skiing for both Men and Women. The season kicks off on October 26, 2024, in Sölden (Austria), and will conclude on March 27, 2025, at the Finals in Sun Valley (USA).

The FIS Council Spring Meeting held in Portorož (Slovenia), approved the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup provisional Calendar for the upcoming 2024-2025 season.

Having discussed the proposals submitted by each discipline’s respective committee at the FIS Spring Meetings in Portoroz, Slovenia, the Council at the 55th FIS Congress in Reykjavik, validated the final Alpine Ski World Cup calendar for the upcoming 2024-2025 season.

Some returns, some new venues and, of course, the Classics will be on the Ski Circus next winter.

The highlight of the coming season will be the World Championships in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. Having hosted the World Cup Finals last March, the organizers have shown us that the venue is ready to welcome the world's best athletes for two weeks of competitions.

The 48th Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in Saalbach from February 4th to 16th, 2025. After the Olympic Games, this is the most important event in the world of skiing. Saalbach 2025 will bring together in one place the best skiers in all disciplines, male and female, for two weeks.

The renewed imbalance between speed and technical races is likely to cause discussions.

The Men's calendar is a little more unbalanced this season with 17 Speed and 21 Tech events, including 9 Downhills and 8 Super-Gs, as well as 9 Giant Slalom and 12 Slalom events.

On the Women's side, a slightly more balanced calendar, with 17 Speed and 20 Tech events, was presented including 8 Downhills, 9 Super-Gs, plus 10 Giant Slalom and Slalom events.

There will no longer be double events in Wengen or Kitzbühel next winter. This was a wish often expressed by athletes because it devalued their victories for them in the Classics.

The greater calendar imbalance is a cause for concern among some teams and skiers, especially because speed races have to be canceled much more often than tech events in case of bad weather. However, race director Markus Waldner told Swiss Men's head coach Tom Stauffer "that no tech competitions for Men would be rescheduled this winter, but in the case of the speed events, they will try".

Soelden, Austria, is scheduled to welcome again the opening of the 2024-2025 Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup by hosting both the Women’s and Men’s Giant Slalom on the 26th and 28th of October.

What's exciting, and new for the upcoming season, is that Men and Women no longer only have the World Cup together in Sölden, but also ski a Slalom on the same slope in Levi and Gurgl in mid-November. However, that doesn't change the usual Slalom concentration for Men in January (five destinations, five races).

To the delight of Levi (Finland), Men will make their return to the "Black-Levi" slope on Sunday, November 17, the day after the Women's race.

The same goes for Gurgl (Austria), which hosted a successful first Slalom last winter. Women will open the tech weekend on Saturday 23, while the Men will compete on Sunday 24.

While the speed opening in Zermatt-Cervinia has definitely been removed from the calendar, the Canadian Ski Association has not solved the financial problems surrounding Lake Louise, Men and Women will open the speed season in Beaver Creek (USA) in December. The Women's calendar will include a Downhill and a Super-G on the Birds of Prey slope in Beaver Creek, following the traditional Men's weekend.

For a second time, after a successful trial run during the Noraam Cup and last season, Mont Tremblant (Canada) replaces Lake Louise in the Women's calendar.

The World Cup will continue the traditional circuit with a few exceptions. Madonna di Campiglio (ITA) has been moved to after the end of the year instead of before Christmas, and the same applies to the women's night slalom in Courchevel (FRA), which will be scheduled at the end of January before Saalbach 2025 World Championships.

Once the World Championships are over, the Men’s speed skiers will travel to Switzerland for two-speed events, a Downhill and a Super-G, to test the as-yet-unknown Men’s slope for the World Championships in 2027 in Crans-Montana.

After the World Championships, there are a few changes and, therefore a few returns in the Calendar, such as Sestriere and La Thuile in Italy before and after a Scandinavian two-week block in Norway and Sweden.

Men will compete in a new venue the last weekend before the Finals. The Men's World Cup Tour will stay for two weekends in Norway, with a technical double event in Hafjell following the speed races in Kvitfjell.

Women will compete in Kvitfjell and Are.

From 22 to 27 March, the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2024-2025 Finals will take place in Sun Valley (USA), a small village in the state of Idaho. This announcement marks a significant moment for Ski Racing in the United States, with the last hosting of a Sun Valley Alpine Ski World Cup dating back to March 6th, 1977.

Sun Valley has successfully hosted the U.S. Alpine Ski Championships in 2016, 2018, 2023, and 2024.

This is the calendar for the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2024-2025

Sölden (AUT)

October 26th Giant Slalom / Women

October 27th Giant Slalom / Men

Levi (FIN)

November 16th Slalom / Women

November 17th Slalom / Men

Gurgl (AUT)

November 23rd Slalom / Women

November 24th Slalom / Men

Killington (USA)

November 30th Giant Slalom / Women

December 1st Slalom / Women

December 6th Downhill / Men

December 7th Super-G / Men

December 8th Giant Slalom / Men

Tremblant (CAN)

December 7th Giant Slalom / Women

December 8th Giant Slalom / Women

December 14th Giant Slalom / Men

December 15th Slalom / Men

December 14th Downhill / Women

December 15th Super-G / Women

December 20th Super-G / Men

December 21st Downhill / Men

St. Moritz (SUI)

December 21st Super-G / Women

December 22nd Super-G / Women

Alta Badia (ITA)

December 22nd Giant Slalom / Men

December 23rd Slalom / Men

Semmering (AUT)

December 28th Giant Slalom/ Women

December 29th Slalom / Women

Bormio (ITA)

December 28th Downhill / Men

December 29th Super-G / Men

January 4th Giant Slalom / Women

January 5th Slalom / Women

January 8th Slalom / Men (Night Event)

St. Anton (AUT)

January 11th Downhill / Women

January 12th Super-G / Women

Adelboden (SUI)

January 11th Giant Slalom / Men

January 12th Slalom / Men

Flachau (AUT)

January 14th Slalom / Women (Night Event)

Wengen (SUI)

January 17th Super-G / Men

January 18th Downhill / Men

January 19th Slalom / Men

January 18th Downhill / Women

January 19th Super-G / Women

Kitzbühel (AUT)

January 24th Super-G / Men

January 25th Downhill / Men

January 26th Slalom / Men

Kronplatz (ITA)

January 21st Giant Slalom / Women

January 25th Downhill / Women

January 26th Super-G / Women

Schladming (AUT)

January 28th Giant Slalom / Men (Night Event)

January 29th Slalom / Men (Night Event)

January 30th Slalom / Women (Night Event)

February 2nd Downhill / Men

Saalbach (AUT)

FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2025

February 4th to 16th

Sestriere (ITA)

February 22nd Giant Slalom / Women

February 23rd Slalom / Women

February 22nd Downhill / Men

February 23rd Super-G / Men

February 28th Downhill / Women

March 1st Downhill / Women

March 2nd Super-G / Women

March 1st Giant Slalom / Men

March 2nd Slalom / Men

Are (SWE)

March 8th Giant Slalom / Women

March 9th Slalom / Women

March 8th Downhill / Men

March 9th Super-G / Men

La Thuile (ITA)

March 15th Downhill / Women

March 16th Super-G / Women

Hafjell (USA)

March 15th Giant Slalom / Men

March 16th Slalom / Men

Sun Valley (USA)


From 22 to 27 March, the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2024-2025 Finals will take place in Sun Valley.


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