FIS Junior World Championships set to begin in Kandersteg/Goms and Davos

The world’s best junior athletes will arrive in Switzerland this weekend for their most important competition of the season with the FIS Nordic & U23 World Ski Championships in Kandersteg and Goms, and the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Davos.

Nordics

Over 660 athletes from nearly 40 nations have entered for the Nordic events. From 28th January-3rd February 2018, the Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined competitions will take place in Kandersteg while Goms will host the Cross-Country Skiing events. Altogether, medals are up for grabs in ten events for the juniors, and three events in the U23 category.

For the first time, ladies’ Nordic Combined will be included on the Junior World Championship programme. A test event will be held on 30th January in Kandersteg which marks another key step in the development of ladies’ Nordic Combined.

Click here for the full competition programme.

Alpine

More than 300 junior athletes from 45 nations will gather for the FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships in Davos from 29th January-8th February 2018, following on immediately after the World Economic Forum (WEF). The annual event is the most important competition for the development of the next generation of FIS World Cup racers.

The young skiers born between 1997-2001 will compete in ten individual medal competitions, in addition to the team event.

Click here for the full competition schedule.

For regular updates, follow the hashtag #jwsc2018 on Social Media and stay tuned to the event websites https://www.jwsc2018.ch and https://davos2018.ch, as well as the FIS website.

Live streaming will be available through the Swiss-Ski website: www.swiss-ski.ch