Every week between now and the FIS Congress 2018, FIS Newsflash will introduce one of the Candidates to host the FIS World Ski Championships, which will be elected in Costa Navarino (GRE) on 17th May. This week, we feature Saalbach (AUT), one of two Candidates bidding to host the 2023 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
One mountain – all events and the perspective of an unforgettable and unique Ski Festival – Saalbach is ready!
Saalbach is well-known as one of the leading tourism destinations in Austria. Situated in the heart of the Alps, Saalbach provides ideal conditions with over 19,000 guest beds in one of the largest ski resorts with 270km of pistes and 70 modern lifts surrounded by breathtaking Alpine scenery. The optimal accessibility including public transport as well as the close proximity to the international airports of Salzburg, Innsbruck and Munich enable an excellent connection to Saalbach.
Unique sports events have left an imprint on the ski sport history of Saalbach for more than 100 years, and therefore are an inherent part of our identity. Following the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships back in 1991 we are again ready to provide a superior winter sports experience for all athletes, fans and the entire ski family.
Short distances within the destinations with all race events on one mountain, along with a modern infrastructure and outstanding tourist attractions – combined with the passion of all participants will provide a fantastic atmosphere.
Intact environment and smart technique – a reasonable, efficient and climate-friendly upgrading of our existing infrastructure, as well as a smart mobility demonstrates our strong commitment to a sparing and long-term approach with our magnificent natural landscape.
Alpine ski sports events with an outstanding quality and an exceptional spirit are a part of great tradition in Austria. The young talent and children are always kept in focus. Being a reliable host, Saalbach would like to ensure a preeminent Ski Festival and a strong impulse for the Alpine Skisport.
We are looking forward to welcoming everybody in Saalbach in 2023.
Saalbach – a home of Alpine Skiing
Text courtesy of Saalbach 2023 Bid Committee