30 Days to Go to Cortina Ski World Championships
8th January 2021
Last modified on January 13th, 2021
The slopes have been illuminated to mark the occasion as the countdown moves into its final stage. It is set to be the main event of the alpine ski racing calendar this winter and a dress rehearsal for the 2026 Olympics.
The best alpine ski racers in the world will be taking to the slopes from 7th to 21st February – with full Covid-19 measures in place.
“Cortina sends a message of hope and faith in the future during this difficult time shadowed by the pandemic,” said the resort as it lit up all the World Championship slopes on the Tofane.
- The Olympia – the Women’s Giant Slalom, Downhill, Super G and Combined races will take place.
- The Vertigine – the Men’s Downhill, Super G and Combined races.
- The Druscié A – the Men’s and Women’s Slalom;
- The Labirinti – the Men’s Giant Slalom track; and
- The Rumerlo – the Finish Area
Despite the challenging conditions imposed by the pandemic, the organizing committee says it has worked tirelessly to deliver according to the agreed timeline.
“We want to let the world know that in Cortina we are winning the challenge of organizing a major international sports event during a global pandemic,” said the President of Fondazione Cortina 2021, Alessandro Benetton.
“Just like the 1956 Olympics became a showcase for Italy’s post-war economic boom, the 2021 World Championships in Cortina are a symbol of a country that fights the pandemic and gets up again, so that they can look to tomorrow with confidence and with pride in being Italian,” he added.
Here at PlanetSKI we are delighted the Championships are able to take place and looking forward to the event.
Perhaps they could learn a trick from St Anton in the Tirol on Austria.
This weekend there will be a crowd at the Women’s World Cup Super-G and Downhill races…. A crowd of snowmen and snowwomen.