Crans-Montana/Valais hopes to host the FIS Ski World Championships 2025
After 1987, the most prolific World Championships in the history of Swiss skiing, Crans-Montana hopes it will be able to welcome the best skiers in the world on the Nationale and Mont Lachaux pistes. After the last race of the 2017 FIS Ski World Cup Ladies, Swiss-Ski president Urs Lehmann and Marius Robyr president of the Organizing Committee (photo) have officially launched Crans-Montana/Valais as candidate.
The letters of intent has to be delivered to the International Ski Federation FIS before 1st May 2019. Crans-Montana/Valais is supported by the canton, the local councils and Swiss-Ski. Urs Lehmann is also part of the candidature committee, involving strongly the Federation in the project.
Once the candidature is officially registered with the FIS, Crans-Montana/Valais will be able to prepare its dossier. The name of the town that will host the 2025 Worlds will be revealed in 2020 by the Council at the FIS congress.
Crans-Montana/Valais is expecting competition from France (Courchevel-Méribel) or Austria (Saalbach-Hinterglemm ?). In the event that the World Championships is awarded to the resort, the arrival stadium will be completely redesigned with a project that includes a permanent arena where other events can also be held.