Alpine Junior World Championships ready to start in Åre

More than 300 of the world’s best junior athletes from 45 nations will gather for the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Åre (SWE) from 6

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March 2017. The annual event is the most important competition for the development of the next generation of FIS World Cup racers.

The young skiers born between1996-2000 will compete in ten individual medal competitions, along with the team event.

The Junior Worlds are a key part of Åre’s preparation for the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and will provide the Organisers with a perfect opportunity to test their venues and train staff and volunteers.

“The Organising Committee has done a fantastic job in preparation for the event, with a completely renewed finish area providing new facilities which will also be in place for the FIS World Cup Finals 2018 and the Championships in 2019”, said FIS Continental Cup Coordinator Peter Gerdol.

“Everything is now set to welcome the best junior athletes from all over the world. Many of the athletes already compete at World Cup level and numerous are ready to make the next step in their skiing career”, added FIS Alpine Technical Coordinator Janez Flere.

The Swedish ski resort owned by Scandinavia’s leading operator Skistar has a long tradition in hosting FIS events as a regular Organiser of FIS alpine, ski cross and moguls World Cup competitions, in addition to the 2016 FIS Freestyle Junior World Ski Championships in moguls and dual moguls, and the memorable FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 2007 and in 1954.

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