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FIS Cross-Country Committee spring meetings in Portorož (SLO)

May 10, 2024·Cross-Country
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The FIS Spring Meetings took place from 6th to 8th May in Portoroz (SLO). The committee members of the National Ski Federation form the various Sub-Committees and discussed the previously set up proposals.

 The Sub Committee for World Cup and Continental Cup as well as Sub Committee for Rules & Control came up with the most prominent proposals of the World Cup calendar 2024/25 and forward as well as current rule changes.

All proposals mentioned are subject to the approval of the FIS Council.


World Cup calendar 2024/25

The calendar for the upcoming season is published as a draft here. Besides the focus on the Nordic World Ski Championships in Trondheim, a first step into a new era for the FIS Tour de Ski is reflected in the calendar.

By following a set calendar framework, the Sub-Committee for World Cup and COC is following a clear standpoint in the aim of keeping World Cup racing affordable, sustainable and healthy for all stakeholders.

Period I

Ruka Nordic (FIN) opens the World Cup season traditionally by hosting all three Nordic FIS disciplines of Cross-Country, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined together. Onward the journey goes to Lillehammer (NOR) before heading to central Europe and Davos in Switzerland.

Davos Nordic will celebrate its 50th anniversary and the FIS Cross-Country family is looking forward to exciting (night) races to celebrate the festivities.

Period II – Tour de Ski

The concept of the COOP FIS Tour de Ski presented by Le Gruyère AOP will undergo a re-evaluation in the next years. Following a more sustainable approach, a first step is on the horizon by holding the 7 competition days in the two traditional italian Tour venues of Toblach and Val di Fiemme.

With the “Tre Cime” race, a special “scenic” course is planned, that can only take place with sufficient natural snow. Another highlight awaits in Val di Fiemme, as for the very first time, the competitions around Lago Tesero will take place on the NEW OLYMPIC COURSES. 

Period III

Period 3 will mark a return to France and Les Rousses, which saw tremendous success – both in terms of sports and spectatorship – two years ago. From France, the World Cup moves to Engadin (SUI) where a network of the most scenic Cross-Country courses await, before heading back to Nove Mesto (CZE) for its first visit after 5 years.

The last test before the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships is planned in Falun, SWE with sprint C, Interval start C and Mass Start F competitions.

Period IV

The focus of the upcoming season lies on the title event of the Nordic World Ski Championships in Trondheim (NOR) that will take place from 26th February to 9th March. All information, ticket sales and schedules can be found on

The final period of the World Cup season features the traditional visit to Oslo’s Holmenkollen (NOR) arena – this time however for a 10km Interval start as well as 20km Mass start instead of holding the traditional 50km Mass start. The reason behind this is to avoid a too heavy physical on the athletes with two consecutive 50km races after the World Championships.

Tallin (EST) is looking to welcome the World Cup family again with a big celebration of Cross-Country skiing, before the grand season finals take place in Lahti (FIN). For te first time since 40 years Lahti will host 50 km race as part of the World Cup.

The 2024/2025 FIS Cross-Country skiing World Cup calendar.

Adjustment of max. altitude

The Cross-Country Committee proposes to the FIS Council that the highest point of a Cross-Country competition can reach up to 2’000m. This altitude adjustment shall be valid for Olympic Winter Games, World Ski Championships, Junior World Ski Championships, and World Cup competitions.

Overview of the Cross-Country (Sub-) Committees

Cross-Country Committee
Sub-Committee for World Cup and Continental Cup
Sub-Committee for Rules and Control
Sub-Committee for Women Nordic
Sub-Committee for Youth and Children
Sub-Committee for Cross-Country Development
Sub-Committee for Roller Skiing
Sub-Committee for Popular Skiing

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