Like every year, the provisional competition calendars for the upcoming summer and winter season were announced at the FIS Sub Committee meetings in Zurich (SUI).
These calendars remain subject to change until they are officially confirmed during the FIS Congress mid-May in Costa Navarino (GRE).Grand Prix kicks off late July
The FIS Grand Prix 2018 starts with a team event in Wisla (POL) on July 21st, followed by an individual competition on the Adam-Malysz-hill a day later.
A week later men's and ladies' competition will be held in Hinterzarten (GER). The series then continues early August in Courchevel (FRA), where up to 20 000 spectators are expected for the first ever mixed team competition on a large hill.
After stops in Hakuba (JPN), Chaikovsky (RUS) and Rasnov (ROU), the FIS Grand Prix then concludes with competitions in Liberec (CZE), Hinzenbach (AUT) and Klingenthal (GER), where the final events of the men and ladies will take place in the Vogtland-Arena on October 3rd.World Cup opening again in Wisla
Like last winter, the men's World Cup opening 2018/19 will be held in Wisla mid-November. The first ever mixed team competition on a large hill in the World Cup will take place in Titisee-Neustadt (GER) mid-December.
As always, the first big highlight of the winter is the 4-Hills-Tournament around New Year's. The FIS Nordic Ski World Championships in Seefeld then follow from February 19th - March 3rd, right before this main event, it's time for the second edition of the Willingen 5.
The season then again ends with the RAW AIR in Norway and the big finale in Planica (SLO). The hills in Trondheim, Lillehammer, and Vikersund still need to obtain a valid hill certificate until the FIS Congress in order to remain on the calendar.
The ladies can look forward to more large hill competitions next winter. For the first time, there shall also be a RAW AIR tour for the ladies. The season starts late November/early December with the Lillehammer Triple, the World Cup final is then held on the large hill in Chaikovsky (RUS) late March.