A small town located just inside the Italian border in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Dolomite mountains, Innichen/San Candido is rich in history, warm in atmosphere, and - as an annual host of the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup since 2009 - deep in its commitment to skiing.
While the Three Peaks resort at Innichen/San Candido is modest by European standards, offering 425m of vertical drop serviced by nine lifts, it is also perhaps the most picturesque setting of all on the FIS Freestyle circuit.
With the La Rocca dei Baranci massif looming behind it, the ski cross course at Innichen/San Candido offers athletes and spectators alike the truly incredible experience of taking part in World Cup skiing action within the boundaries of one of the only 193 locations that have been dedicated "World Heritage Site" worldwide.
This season, Innichen/San Candido will play host to one of our biggest events of the season, when the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Cross Alps Tour comes to a head with back-to-back competitions on December 21 & 22, 2016. There, after battling through six competitions in four resorts in 15 days, December's king and queen of ski cross will be crowned under the Dolomites.
A look back at some of the biggest storylines of the 2016/17 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup season.
Heidi Zacher (GER) and Filip Flisar (SLO) each make it two wins in two days on tough Innichen (ITA) course, but still can't catch Cross Alps Tour winner Marielle Thompson (CAN) and Jean Frederic Chapuis (FRA).
The longest-running venue on the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup is set to host the final two competitions of the 2016 Cross Alps Tour on Wednesday and Thursday.
A look ahead at the four venues hosting this December's Cross Alps Tour.
Athletes Brady Leman (CAN), Anna Holmlund (SWE), Thomas Zangerl (AUT) and Marielle Thompson (CAN) speak to us ahead of the first ever ski cross Cross Alps Tour
2016/17 ski cross World Cup starts on December 9, 2016