Mark your calendar. Wednesday, 25th May will be the big day for the seven candidates who are bidding to host the 2027 FIS World Ski Championships.
To kick off the International Ski Congress in Milan (ITA) FIS will appoint the hosts of the pinnacle event on the FIS calendar.
Starting the at 17:00, each candidate will have 10 minutes to present their concept to the FIS Council.
First up will be Oberstdorf (GER), which is the sole candidate for the FIS Ski Flying World Championship 2026, which always takes place in even years. It will be the seventh time Oberstdorf has hosted the Ski Flying World Championships.
Montafon (AUT) will follow with their presentation to host the FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships. It would be the first time for Montafon to host the largest of the FIS World Championships in terms of medal events, but Austria already has valuable experience having hosted the first-ever combined World Championship for the youngest FIS disciplines in 2015 in Kreischberg.
Next up on the agenda will be Falun (SWE), which is the sole candidate to host the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Falun brings a wealth of World Cup experience to the table and hosted the World Championships in 2015, giving them very recent experience with the event.
The last four presentations will feature the four candidates vying to host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. The presentations will come in alphabetical order.
Crans Montana (SUI) is bidding for the second consecutive time. The Swiss resort hosted the Alpine World Championships in 1987 and since has been a welcome host for the Audi FIS Women’s Alpine World Cup tour.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) is also a repeat candidate, which brings a wealth of experience to the table having hosted the World Championships in 1978 and 2011 and as a consistent host to both the men and women’s World Cup tours in the last years.
Narvik (NOR) is bidding for the first time and is the relative newcomer to the group, however the Alpine tradition in Norway has strong roots in the region and is growing at a rapid rate thanks to the nation’s success on the slopes.
Finally, Soldeu (AND) is also submitting its first bid. The Andorran resort is no stranger to big events in a wide variety of sports, and hosted one of the most successful Alpine World Cup Finals in recent memory in 2019.
Following the seven presentations, the FIS Council will vote for the hosts of the four World Championships.
The announcement of the winners will be held the same evening at starting at approximately 19:00 in the same running order as listed above.
The live stream of both the presentations and announcement will be posted on the front page of the FIS website.
Good luck to all of the Candidates!