The 2022/23 Viessmann FIS Nordic Combined World Cup season starts in one week.
After the traditional season opener in Ruka (FIN), consisting of two Individual events and a newly implemented Mass Start for the men, the women will join in Lillehammer (NOR) in early December.
Two Individual competitions are on the program for both genders, before the World Cup will take a one weekend break.
The last competition of the year will take place in Ramsau (AUT), with again two Individual events for men and women.
The new year will then begin with a highlight right away. Otepää (EST) will host a packed World Cup weekend, starting with a Mixed Team event, as well as a Mass Start and an Individual for both genders.
This is followed by two Individual competitions for the men in Klingenthal (GER).
The third period will start with the traditional Seefeld TRIPLE (AUT) for the Nordic Combined men and the competition premier for the women, including two Individual events.
Afterwards two competition weekends in Germany are scheduled.
Oberstdorf (GER) will welcome the men for one Mass Start and one Individual event on the large hill, before the women join again in Schonach (GER), as a last stop before the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Planica (SLO).
Slovenia will host the World Championship premier of the Mixed Team as well as an Individual competition for the women and two Individual events and a Team competition for the men.
Kicking off the fourth period, Oslo (NOR) will welcome the Nordic Combined World Cup in the beginning of March, with two Individual events for the men and a special final for the women.
Their Ski Jumping competition will be held in Midtstuen on Thursday, before the final Cross-Country race takes place in Nordic Combined’s birthplace on Holmenkollen on Saturday, including the first-ever presentation of the Kings Trophy to a female Nordic Combined athlete by the Norwegian king.
The final for the men will take place in the end of March, with a Team Sprint and an Individual event in Lahti (FIN).
With the Overall World Cup winners 2021-22, Gyda Westvold Hansen and Jarl Magnus Riiber from Norway, the favorites for this winter have already been determined.
But their direct pursuers, Grand Prix winner Ema Volavsek (SLO) and World Champion Johannes Lamparter (AUT) are hot on their heels.
A highlight-packed season awaits all winter sport fans, which after the disappointing IOC decision last June will become one of the most important in the history of Nordic Combined.