With the 7th Coordination Group meeting and the World Broadcaster meeting, the Organizer of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2023 in Planica has entered the final phase towards the title events that will take place from 21st February to 5th March 2023. Ticket sales are set to open from mid September.
The Ski Jumping and Cross-Country event venue in Planica is the prime location for Nordic sport in Slovenia. The planned venue installations and layouts were inspected by FIS, Infront as well as all participants of the World Broadcaster meeting, which took place ahead of the venue inspection.
“It has been a few compact and efficient days in Kranjska Gora and Planica and we believe that we are on the right track to make this the best ever FIS Nordic World Ski Championships.”
Tomas Šušteršič, Secretary General OC Planica 2023
The final program of the Nordic events in Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined and Cross-Country has to be approved by the FIS Council in its upcoming meeting. However, in all three disciplines, the World Championships are set to deliver spectacular competitions.
The Ski Jumping family has already gotten a glimpse of the atmosphere that is to be expected in nine months when they met up for the Ski Flying World Cup from 24th to 27th March 2022. 59’000 fans were back in the venue – after the Slovenian Ski Federation and the Organizers finally got the green light to let spectators back on site as the national Covid restrictions were loosened.
An outstanding atmosphere by spectators but also on the race course can be anticipated.
Pierre Mignerey, FIS Cross-Country Race Director, is looking forward to implement a special feature in the title events: “For the the 30km and 50km competitions, we will start in the Italian town of Tarvisio and ski to Planica. This A-B race gives us the opportunity to include some Cross-Country culture into the title event and gives the TV viewers a different view. Being able to cross an international boarder and to ski in the midst of the Slovenian forest in a title event brings a very special touch to these races”.
The final program, tickets and more information can be found on www.planica2023.si