The Alpine Executive Board, Sub-Committees and Working Groups finalised preparations for the upcoming season. While there were no major rule changes, a number of modifications were discussed and draft calendars for the upcoming seasons were presented.
The 2017/18 will feature the introduction of the new giant slalom ski radius (30m instead of 35m) that was confirmed in spring 2017 which will go into effect for the upcoming winter for male competitors.
Additionally, the men’s coaches’ working group agreed to no longer appoint all course setters at the beginning of the season. Instead, they will draw each course setter five days prior to the competition. This will increase the fairness by preventing the teams from planning to train specific combinations on specific slopes prior to the competition.
Draft long-term calendars were presented and the calendar for the 2017/18 season was finalised. The upcoming season will have 79 competitions in 32 resorts. Oslo (NOR) will celebrate its debut on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour with a highly anticipated City Event at Holmenkollen on 1st January 2018, while for the first time, Courchevel (FRA) will host a parallel slalom and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER) a two-run downhill.
All calendars can be found here.