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Sneak preview: 2023/24 Ski Cross World Cup calendar

Jun 10, 2023·Ski Cross
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Continuing the excitement for the upcoming 2023/24 season, we are thrilled to unveil the eagerly awaited FIS Ski Cross World Cup calendar that will see 19 competitions at 11 different locations - including three brand new World Cup venues in Italy, Switzerland and Germany.

The 2023/24 season promises to be a thrilling rollercoaster ride of speed, skill, and adrenaline, showcasing the incredible talent and determination of the world's best athletes, as the converge on some of the most challenging and breathtaking courses across the globe.

As in the previous years kicking off the action-packed season is Val Thorens, France, on December 8-9. Nestled in the stunning French Alps, Val Thorens offers a formidable course that demands both technical finesse and raw speed and with steep drops and tight turns, this early-season race is sure to set the tone for an epic battle for the crystal globes throughout the year.

From there, the ski cross circus heads for a nighttime event to Arosa, Switzerland, on December 12, where the athletes will face off on a challenging track in a shortened sprint race format. With the backdrop of the majestic Swiss mountains, Arosa promises an exciting showdown as the athletes take on the course's twists and turns.

Next on the circuit is Innichen, Italy, on December 21-22, known for its picturesque setting and exhilarating terrain. Innichen will push the skiers to their limits with its combination of jumps, rollers, and banked turns and based on the experience from the last 12 edition of the Italian event, also in 2023/24 spectators can expect some jaw-dropping moments.

As the holiday season approaches, the action shifts to Alleghe, Italy, on December 28-29 as the second Italian stop on tour in 2023/23 is expected to make its World Cup debut. Nestled in the heart of the Dolomites, this race promises not only a fierce competition but also stunning views that will leave both athletes and spectators in awe.

After a brief break, the World Cup returns to North America, specifically Nakiska, Canada, on January 20-21. This technical course offers a mix of tight turns and big jumps that will keep the skiers on their toes. The Canadian leg of the World Cup is always a fan favorite, and Nakiska will undoubtedly deliver thrilling races that will leave the crowd on the edge of their seats.

From North America, the tour returns to Switzerland visiting iconic St. Moritz for its first race on the World Cup level on January 28. Known for its glitz and glamour, St. Moritz provides a unique blend of world-class skiing and luxurious surroundings and the race in St. Moritz will also act as the first World Cup test event ahead of the 2025 World Championships, making it a true highlight of the season.

The World Cup then heads east to Bakuriani, Georgia, on February 10-11. This emerging ski destination offers a distinctive setting and a demanding course that showcases the region's natural beauty. With its mix of technical sections and high-speed stretches, Bakuriani will test the athletes' adaptability and resilience.

Continuing the European leg, the tour moves to Oberwiesenthal, Germany, on March 2-3. This race will provide an exciting blend of features, challenging the skiers' ability to read the terrain and make split-second decisions. Oberwiesenthal promises high-octane races as the athletes battle for crucial points in the overall standings.

The excitement reaches its peak as we approach the final stretch on the World Cup calendar in March with the first of back-to-back-to-back events taking place in Austria, on March 9-10, as Reiteralm promises to deliver yet another thrilling competitions.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. The season's climax awaits at Veysonnaz, Switzerland, on March 16, where the world's best ski cross athletes will gather for a showdown of epic proportions. Veysonnaz, known for its stunning alpine setting, will set the stage for another nail-biting battle. With the title on the line, expect nothing less than a top-notch ski cross show.

And then, it's time for the grand finale at Idre Fjall, Sweden. As the last stop on the calendar, Idre Fjall will witness the culmination of an unforgettable season. This iconic Swedish resort will host the ultimate ski cross spectacle, where the 2023/24 World Cup champions will be crowned. The athletes will leave no stone unturned as they give their all on a challenging course that embodies the spirit of ski cross.

While the summer is just getting started, the anticipation for the upcoming ski cross season is already building. There's so much to look forward to, and we're more than eager to dive right back into the thrilling world of FIS Ski Cross World Cup.

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