ALPINE SKIING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
06.02.2017 - 19.02.2017
The Alpine World Ski Championships are the most important championships in alpine ski racing and take place every two years. For the local Engadine public, St. Moritz 2017 is already the fifth major event of its kind. Looking back into the past…
World Alpine Ski Championships were held for the first time in 1931. Initially, they were called the FIS Competitions, FIS Championships or simply FIS Races but from 1937 the events have borne the official title: World Championships. Until 1939 the championships took place annually. After the Second World War the World Championships were held every two years from 1948 to 1982, whereby up until the Olympic Winter Games of 1980, the Olympic winners were simultaneously crowned also as World Champions. The exception to this were the World Championships in the Sierra Nevada, which took place only in 1996 as there had been an acute lack of snow in the preceding winter.