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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Saalbach 2025

Zwölferkogel. Saalbach Hinterglemm.
Zwölferkogel. Saalbach Alpine Ski World Cup 2020. Picture: ©, Daniel Roos

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. The Alpine World Ski Championships bring together in one place the best skiers in all disciplines, male and female, for two weeks.

Saalbach-Hinterglemm is one of the regular venues for the Alpine Skiing World Cup. The ski resort had its premiere at the World Cup on December 19, 1972, with the celebration of a Women's Downhill event won by Austrian skier Annemarie Moser-Pröll.

From January 22nd to February 3rd,1991 Saalbach Hinterglemm hosted the 31st Alpine World Ski Championships.

On October 3rd, 2020, the FIS Council elected Saalbach Hinterglemm as the organizer for the Alpine World Ski Championships 2025.

"Much like with our Nordic World Championships (in Trondheim, Norway), with Saalbach and Austria, we are going to the heartland of Alpine Skiing. Every time FIS has staged the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship in Austria, it is a special occasion with massive crowds and a very professional organization. There is not a doubt in my mind Saalbach will live up to this strong tradition," said former FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.

Concept: One mountain – all competitions

The Zwölferkogel in Hinterglemm is the venue for all disciplines, providing optimal conditions for the athletes as well as the entire production team. The central location, with only one finish area, facilitates the coordination between sports and visitors. The already existing infrastructure is used in the best possible way. As far as the sports facilities are concerned, they have already been tested in various races following their adaptation, based on the most recent sports data. The reconstruction of the Zwölferkogel lift, which was started immediately after the end of the season in March 2019, will give the finish area a new character and will offer considerable advantages and a reduced workload for the sport in the future.

Three-time Olympic champion and Austria's most successful alpine ski racer in Olympic Winter Games Matthias Mayer is the official ambassador for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2025 in Saalbach.

"I want to share my passion and enthusiasm for skiing with all fans and contribute my part to a successful World Ski Championships", Mayer said.

"It is a great honor for me to take on this role. Skiing was and is still is my life. I have been to many major events and have experienced a lot in my career. The overall concept for the World Championships in Saalbach has inspired me and I’m absolutely convinced that we will experience a real sports festival in February 2025", he added.

Zwölferkogel, Saalbach Hinterglemm.
Zwölferkogel, Saalbach Hinterglemm. Picture: ©, Christian Wöckinger

The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn

Three ski resorts, and 1 Ski Area which cover two Austrian states: Salzburg and Tirol.

The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, with its 270 kilometers of slopes, 70 ski lifts, and more than 60 mountain huts, is one of the largest ski areas in Austria.

With the addition of Fieberbrunn, in the neighboring region of Tyrol, the Skicircus has become a true mecca for freeride with miles of ski routes in the stunning scenery of the Kitzbühel Alps.


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