USA to Host Record 11 World Cup Events Next Season

The International Ski & Snowboard Federation has 11 FIS World Cups in the United States for the 2023-24 season – the most in its sporting history.

It begins in November and goes through to March.

So, what’s on offer:

  • Four alpine events
  • One cross country World Cup
  • Three freeski and snowboard events
  • Two freestyle World Cups
  • One ski jumping World Cup

The calendar features two new World Cup locations: the first cross country World Cup in the states in more than 20 years in Minneapolis, Minnesota and an additional moguls World Cup in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire.

“We are so excited to have such a robust lineup of World Cups in the United States this season,” said President and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sophie Goldschmidt.

“We broke records when we announced nine World Cups last season, and having 11 this season shows our commitment to bringing elite skiing and snowboarding competition to the states to inspire audiences from coast to coast.”

It has though come at a cost for Lake Louise in Canada:

Palisades Tahoe, California. Image © PlanetSKI

Palisades Tahoe, California. Image © PlanetSKI


The 2023-24 U.S. FIS World Cup circuit will begin on the east coast in Vermont with the alpine women racing giant slalom and slalom at the Stifel Killington Cup over Thanksgiving weekend.

The week after Killington, the men head to Beaver Creek, Colorado for the annual Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup for a super-G and two downhills

The men’s World Cup tour returns to the United States at the end of February for the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup giant slalom and slalom.

Palisades Tahoe is known for its challenging terrain and for producing a number of current and past Stifel U.S. Alpine Ski Team members.

To conclude the U.S. circuit, the men’s tour will head to Aspen Colorado at the beginning of March.

Aspen Snowmass has hosted more than 100 World Cup races for both men and women over the years, including the World Cup Finals in 2017.

The 2024 event will be a giant slalom and slalom.

Freeski & Snowboard

Freeskiers and snowboarders will once again head to Copper Mountain for the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and the Visa Big Air, Dec. 13-16.

The Grand Prix will feature halfpipe competition and the Big Air will showcase athletes debuting their latest tricks on a massive scale big air jump at “The Athlete’s Mountain.”

The Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, which has been held at Copper Mountain since the early 2000s, is recognized as the longest running winter action sports tour.

The best of the best slopestyle and halfpipe freeskiers and snowboarders from across the globe will return to North America for a week of action at Mammoth Mountain, Jan. 31-Feb. 3.

Mammoth Mountain. Image © PlanetSKI

Mammoth Mountain. Image © PlanetSKI


The FIS Freestyle World Cup calendar has two stops in the U.S. this season.

New Hampshire’s Waterville Valley Resort, known as the birthplace of freestyle skiing, will host their first World Cup moguls and dual moguls World Cup Jan. 26-27—the mountain’s first freestyle World Cup in its history.

Competition continues with the Intermountain Health Freestyle International at Deer Valley Feb. 1-3 for aerials, moguls and dual moguls.

This event is a staple on the freestyle schedule.

Cross Country

For the first time in more than 20 years, the U.S. will host a COOP FIS Cross Country World Cup with the Loppet Cup in Minneapolis, Minnesota over Presidents Day Weekend – Feb. 17-19, 2024.

This World Cup will bring the best cross-country athletes in the world to Wirth Park in the heart of the city.

Ski Jumping

The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup circuit will head to Lake Placid for the second time since 1990 Feb. 9-12.

The event will feature two men’s individual competitions and a team event.

It will take place in the location of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

Skiing in the USA. Image © PlanetSKI

Skiing in the USA. Image © PlanetSKI

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