Ready, set, go: Åre 2019 opens

The battle for the medals will now begin at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2019 in Åre, Sweden. The local organizing committee has concluded its preparations for fantastic two weeks for the athletes, visitors, locals and TV viewers.

Scheduled from 4-17 February 2019, Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will mark the third time that the second largest winter sport event after the Olympic Winter Games is held in Åre, Sweden. After the 1954 and 2007 editions, Åre 2019 will welcome the world’s top skiers and some 120’000 visitors to an epic celebration of skiing, snow and winter. The 11 medal competitions staged in the unique atmosphere of the leading Scandinavian ski resort will excite millions of global viewers and inspire great numbers to join the sport in active practice.  

– We only expect the best and the inspections of the race courses and the arena speak for a job well done by everyone involved, said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.
Niklas Carlsson, CEO of Åre 2019, feels relieved about the start of the Championships and content with the ladies’ first downhill training.
– We have been preparing for this for 4.5 years so we don´t have any excuses, even though the weather is one thing we can´t control. After a rainy period around the New Year's, we have had excellent weather conditions. The race slopes have really hard snow so all athletes will have the fair and excellent racing conditions.

Åre 2019