Latest news from Lahti 2017 and Sierra Nevada 2017

With the countdown clock ticking, Lahti 2017 (FIN) and Sierra Nevada 2017 (ESP) are making their final preparations to welcome the world’s best athletes at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships and the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships which will run from 22

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March 2017 respectively.

High ticket demand for Lahti 2017

More than 700 athletes from 60 countries are expected to compete in Lahti which will feature 21 medal events. 120,000 tickets have been sold and reserved so far. Due to the high demand, the stadium grand stands have added another 3,000 seats.

The most popular day is Saturday, 25th February when Cross-Country Skiing will hold skiathlon competitions for ladies and men and the male ski jumpers will take off on the normal hill.

With the additional stands, the stadium now has room for 20,000 spectators.

For ticket information, click here.

For further news surrounding the Championships, visit the official website http://www.lahti2017.fi/en and stay tuned to the hashtag #roadtolahti for regular updates.

Sierra Nevada 2017: Focus on competition courses and cultural highlights

Course workers and designers of the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Sierra Nevada recently started work on the competition hills to prepare the six event locations where 25 medal events will be held. Four of these events will take place at night.

The main focus is currently put on constructing the jump for the aerials event on 10th March which will be reconverted into a big air jump for the world’s top riders on 16th March.

Read more about the course work here.

Meanwhile, the Organisers have announced that a major rock festival will take place on 10th March, building the cultural highlight of the Championships. The festival features a full line-up of well-known artists.

Find out more here.

Stay tuned to the official website https://sierranevada2017.es/en and the hashtag #SN2017 for further news and information.