FIS Congress decisions on alpine ski racing


Tina Weirather racing in the 2014 Cortina World Cup super G. GEPA/Harald Steiner

Tina Weirather racing in the 2014 World Cup super G at Cortina d’Ampezzo. GEPA/Harald Steiner

During the FIS Congress week, the Alpine Executive Board, Alpine Committee, World Cup Committee, Classification of Alpine Competitors, Ladies’ Alpine Skiing, Alpine Rules, Alpine Technical Delegates, Working Group Trainers Ladies and Men, Intercontinental Cups, Alpine Youth & Children’s Questions, and Working Group for Technical Equipment all held their annual meetings and discussed relevant topics at the various levels of alpine ski racing. The recommendations from those discussions were forwarded for review by the FIS Council. The following decisions were approved.

FIS World Cup calendars 2014-15 to 2017-18

  • A number of modifications to the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup calendars for the 2014-15 season were approved. Among the more immediate changes are the return of the men’s slalom in Madonna di Campiglio (ITA) and the exclusion from the calendar of the men’s downhill in Bormio (ITA) next year, with the goal to still find a solution for Bormio or find a replacement host.
  • Aspen (USA) was named as the Organizer of the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals in 2016-17, ahead of Lenzerheide (SUI) and Soldeu (AND).

Technical Committees

  • The current equipment specifications are confirmed until the end of the current Olympic period 2017-18.
  • For the World Cup, the Race Director as Assistant Referee appointed by the FIS will also be a member of the Jury.
  • An adaptation of the quota allocation for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships will limit the starting fields to a maximum of 100 athletes. Only the top 30 athletes will be qualified for the second run, whereby FIS points will also be awarded to athletes completing the first run.

Release courtesy of FIS

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