The FIS Alpine Junior World Ski Championships are about to get underway in Narvik (NOR) tomorrow, 5th March. With downhill training scheduled on March 5th and 6th, the first medals will be awarded in Narvik on Saturday, 7th March. In the course of the 10-day championship, medals will be handed out in all 10 Alpine events.
You can find the full competition programme here: https://narvik2020.no/programme/race-program/
The FIS Alpine Junior Ski Championships are the largest major event in the world for juniors, and in total, there will be around 600 visiting athletes from 50 nations in Narvik during the 10 days.
The competitions will take place in Narvikfjellet Arena. The lifts starts just above the city centre, approximately 200 meters above sea level, and the lifts take athletes and spectators up to 1006 meters above the sea within 10 minutes. The spectacular views from the top of Narvikfjellet are unique, as the pistes go almost down to the fjord. Narvik city is located right at the foot of the mountain, which turns the venue into Norway’s most urban mountain resorts.
You can find details about all competition slopes here: https://narvik2020.no/programme/slopes/
Narvik was established in 1902 and is the third largest town and municipality in Nordland by population. As of 1stJanuary 2020, there are approximately 22,000 inhabitants in the municipality. Narvik is situated 68 degrees north, 220 km within the arctic circle – and is one of the most northerly towns in the world.
Find all updates and even preview the downhill slope on the Organising Committee’s Instagram channel: https://www.instagram.com/narvik2020/