The highlight at the end of the World Cup Season 2015/16 produces the winners of the individual disciplines and is also a test event for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship St. Moritz 2017.
At the end of the World Cup Season 2015/16 the best racers in Alpine ski sport gather in St.Moritz to compete in the decisive final races under conditions fit for a World Championship. They determine the winners for the individual disciplines, who will be awarded the coveted crystal balls. The location of the World Cup Final is always the World Chamiponship destination of the following year; this is the big test for the organising team of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship 2017: they can test the design of the runs for the individual disciplines as well as infrastructure, concepts and strategies for the World Ski Championship and make adjustments where necessary that will benefit the World Championship races. In addition to thrilling competitions, the spectators can look forward to a varied program of events: in the finishing area there will be a village with food stands to cater for the public, there will be entertainment and above all an exciting atmosphere generated by the stadium TV station and music.
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589 athletes, from 76 different countries are entered for the 2017 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships to start in four days in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Check out which athletes made the cut in the following countries.
100 days until the kick-off to the big ski party in St. Moritz. The best athletes in the world will meet in the breathtaking landscape of the Swiss resort and fight for World Champion medals and titles.
Like with teams and athletes, the foundation for a successful winter are made in the summer. One part of the preparation for the FIS team is the official FIS inspection that takes place at almost every World Cup venue.
The battle for the final crystal globe came down to the last skier of the season as Austrian Eva Maria Brem needed to hold off German Viktoria Rebensburg in today’s Audi FIS World Cup final giant slalom to earn the discipline crystal globe. She did just that, edging Rebensburg by two points thanks to a fourth-place finish.
The 2015/16 Audi FIS men’s World Cup season came to a close today with the last slalom race of the season. Earning bragging rights on the last day of action was Andre Myhrer (SWE), who won by 0.14 seconds against Marcel Hirscher.
The French men dominated today’s Audi FIS World Cup Season Final giant slalom as Thomas Fanara paved the way for a French podium sweep. He edged teammate Alexis Pinturault by 0.02 seconds and Mathieu Faivre by 0.14 seconds.