Introducing FIS World Championship candidates: Åre, Sweden
In the coming weeks, FIS Newsflash will introduce the eight applicants bidding to host the FIS World Championships in 2018 and 2019. The Swedish venue of Åre is one of two candidates bidding to host the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and is profiled below:
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007 in Åre was groundbreaking in many ways. 53 years after the first Championships in Åre, more than 80’000 spectators came to cheer for the world’s top racers and enjoy the activities in the Festival Arena and take part in exciting side events. Host Sweden’s success laid the foundation for the growth of Alpine Skiing. The resort of Åre became a dream destination for international ski guests.
Åre and the Swedish Ski Association are proud of the 2007 edition – but good can become great! Together with the town and resort of Åre, the Swedish Ski Association stands ready to host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2019 that will be extraordinary, more impressive and innovative than ever before.
Åre 2019 will use the latest technology to facilitate the stay of the teams, media and guests, and ensure that the event is as green and climate-smart as possible.The Championships will help attract the stars of the future and convince new sponsors and partners to join our sport. The competition venue will be further developed, to produce better races, allow easier access and offer a unique spectator experience.
Åre is the heart of Swedish Alpine Skiing. Most importantly, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2019 are perfectly aligned with the Vision 2020, Åre’s growth strategy and the shared vision that seeks to establish Åre as northern Europe’s most attractive year-round alpine destination.
We wish to welcome the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2019 to Åre – where the story will be transformed from good to great!
During the 2014 FIS Congress in Barcelona (SPA), Åre will have the chance to make a final presentation to the FIS Council as well as present its candidature to the extended FIS family through exhibition stands at the Congress venue.
The official announcement of the host elected by the FIS Council will take place on Thursday, 5th June 2014.