Ski Showdown in Crans-Montana: Gap's Next World Cup Saw

Ski encounter in Crans-Montana
A new knockout in the World Cup for “Gap”

There is no World Alpine Ski Championships in Germany: Garmisch-Partenkirchen once again went empty-handed when it came to awarding the most important events of Winter 2027. The ski resort in Upper Bavaria must admit defeat in the FIS decision of the Swiss municipality of Crans-Montana.

The Alpine Ski World Championships 2027 will be held in Crans-Montana, where competitor Garmisch-Partenkirchen has disappeared, as the tough World Cup races are taking place in Kandahar, empty-handed. As announced by the International Ski Federation FIS at its conference in Milan, the Swiss community overcame its three competitors. The 16 FIS council members had the right to vote, including DSV president Franz Steinel.

“We had four excellent applications and it was not an easy decision. Crans Montana brought a clear passion for their application,” FIS said: “Bringing the 2017 Alpine World Championships to the heart of alpine sport would be a great opportunity.” It was on Garmisch-Partenkirchen, who got the vote Only one, accepting the following disappointment after two years of unsuccessful application for title fights 2025: At that time, the Austrian Saalbach-Hinterglemm contract was awarded. Garmisch-Partenkirchen has already hosted the World Cup twice, in 1978 and 2011.

“It’s hard to describe our disappointment in words,” Steinel said. After the last cancellation, one would have hoped for a much better voting result. “It pains me. Mainly because we made an offer that no one else has,” Mayor Elizabeth Koch told BR: “The FIS would have had the opportunity to break into new ground. Didn’t they want to move away from gigantism toward something sustainable? We could have delivered.” But it was clearly not desirable.” Garmisch Ski Club Chairman Florian Fischer emphasized that they had “the most sustainable concept”. “It doesn’t seem important.”

Crans Montana, which held the venue in 1987, was also empty-handed in 2025. The last Alpine World Championships was held in Switzerland five years ago in St. Moritz. For 2027, Soldeu in Andorra and Narvik in Norway were ready to vote for the first time. As expected, the other Ski World Championships from 2025 are officially confirmed: in 2026 Oberstdorf will host the Snowboard World Championships 2026 for the seventh time, the Swedish Falun World Championships 2027, the Montafon Championships in Austria and the 2027 Freestyle Ski Championships.

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