Today, the FIS Council elected Trondheim and Saalbach as the organizers of the FIS World Ski Championships in Nordic and Alpine Skiing, respectively. The final presentations by the four candidates for the FIS World Ski Championships 2025 preceded the election with the highly-anticipated decision announced, which was streamed live on the FIS Facebook and You Tube channels, and can still be viewed.
Alpine Skiing saw three quality candidates vying for the honor to host the FIS World Ski Championships 2025 with Crans-Montana (SUI), Garmisch Partenkirchen (GER) and Saalbach (AUT). Earning 12 votes, Saalbach won the election ahead of Crans-Montana and Garmsich Partenkirchen, who each finished with one vote.
“Much like with our Nordic World Championships, with Saalbach and Austria, we are going to the heartland of alpine skiing. Every time FIS has staged the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship in Austria, it is a special occasion with massive crowds and very professional organization. There is not a doubt in my mind Saalbach will live up to this strong tradition,” said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.
Overview of the votes: FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2025: Saalbach (AUT) 12 votes, Crans-Montana (SUI) 1 vote, Garmisch Partenkirchen (GER) 1 vote, 1 abstention