Zermatt/Cervinia Alpine Ski World Cup Race Good to Go

That’s the claim from the race director after a course inspection. It is the first cross-border World Cup event and will be jointly staged by Zermatt in Switzerland and Cervinia in Italy.

The FIS race director, Markus Waldner, has made a final inspection of the course for the ‘Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening’.

There will be downhill and super-G races for both men and women at the end of October and start of November.

“A lot has happened since the last inspection in July 2022,” said Markus Waldner.

“Our suggestions for improvement have been implemented, and the works on and off the slope are going according to plan.

“For the first time in the history of the World Cup, the race course crosses two countries in the Italian-Swiss border area, and the constant view of the Matterhorn makes the event even more unique.

“Hoping the weather will be on our side, nothing else stands in the way of successful races.”

Snow has been falling this week.

“One month until the first races! Pistenbauer Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening was out and about on the “Gran Becca” today in the middle of the snowstorm – the anticipation of the Didier Defago is increasing” said Zermatt:

We have reported on the race earlier on PlanetSKI:

A delegation of FIS representatives, municipal officials, partners and the Organising Committee was in Cervinia for the final FIS inspection.

The glacier area has re-opened after recent snow and low temperatures.

“We remain confident that nothing will stand in the way of the first-ever staging of the “Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening” at the end of October and beginning of November,” said Markus Hasler, CEO of Zermatt Bergbahnen.

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