Austrian Resort of Saalbach to Host 2025 Alpine Ski World Championships
3rd October 2020
Last modified on October 9th, 2020
It saw off the challenges from Crans-Montana in Switzerland, and Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany 2025. Trondheim in Norway is awarded the Nordic Championships unopposed.
The announcement was made today by the International Ski Federation, FIS.
Saalbach was the runaway winner with 12 votes.
Crans-Montana and Garmisch-Partenkirchen had one each.
“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 very professional organisation. There is not a doubt in my mind Saalbach will live up to this strong tradition,” said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.
Members of the FIS Council met remotely to cast their votes after presentations from the venues involved.
The FIS sent the final report from its inspection group to candidates earlier this month, but it has not been made public.
“We are looking forward to the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Saalbach 2025
in the middle of the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn!” said the resort as it won the contest.
“In confirming Trondheim as the host of the 2025 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships, we will bring our Nordic disciplines to the heart of the sport. Already in 1997 Trondheim staged an unforgettable World Championships with record crowds and an amazing atmosphere. I am certain what they will bring the world in 2025 will exceed all expectations,” said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.