FIS Alpine World Ski Championships St. Moritz 2017

Ready for the Ski Festival

The World Ski Championships will be held in St. Moritz for the fifth time from the 6th to the 19th February 2017, previous championships having been held in 1934, 1948, 1974, and 2003. There will be three «centres of activity» during the World Championships. In addition to the Finish area at Salastrains, and the pedestrian zone in St. Moritz Dorf, a third centre will be at Kulm Park. Here, in the early evening, everyone will come together as one for the presentation of the Medals, and the live concerts which will follow. In the sporting field, fantastic entertainment will also be provided, and as an example: in the Men's Downhill, the racers will «fall» down the spectacular «Free Fall» descent at the start, reaching 100 km/hr within 4 seconds. All information concerning the Ski World Championships, and St. Moritz's home mountain Corviglia, can be found at www.stmoritz2017.ch.

Notwithstanding the conduct of the World Championship races, the entire Corviglia ski area will be open for skiing. Three tunnels have been constructed under the World Championship course to enable transit to all parts of the ski area. And of course all the other usual options and activities for which St. Moritz is known will be available. This includes traditional events such as the White Turf horse racing on the frozen St. Moritz lake which will take place as usual.

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