December 3, 2023

Alpine skiing, the 2023/24 World Cup calendar and the Italian stages


The 2023/24 calendar has been officially announced: start and final in Australia, interspersed with 9 stages in Italy for men and 3 for women

Austria at the beginning and end, starting on October 28th and 29th in Sölden and the last on March 24th in Saalbach, a total of 46 races with nine Italian stages. The next Alpine Ski World Cup is taking shape: the FIS Council has approved the men’s and women’s calendars for the 2023/24 season. For the men, the opening of Sölden is pushed back a week to the end of October, while November begins with the new stage of Zermatt/Cervinia, with two departures scheduled for the 11th and 12th. The races will be divided into 12 downhill, 9 super-G, 11 giant slalom, 13 slalom and a combined team (downhill plus slalom) involving two different participants per nation, planned for Kitzbühel. The only date still confirmed is Lake Louise at the end of November, where a downhill and a Super-G are planned. The final will be spread over two weekends in Saalbach, adding a week to the calendar. There are nine Italian competitions: In addition to Cervinia, the venues of Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Madonna di Campiglio and Bormio were confirmed in quick succession in December.


As for the women’s World Cup, the total number of competitions will be 45, divided evenly between all four disciplines: 11 downhill, 11 super-G, 11 giant and 11 slalom, plus a combined team (downhill and slalom ) is added ), planned in Crans Montana. As usual, the opening is reserved for the Sölden giant, which is scheduled for Saturday October 28th. This is followed by the double date with the Levi slalom and the speed opening of Zermatt/Cervinia, which was scheduled for Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November after last year’s cancellation. The Lake Louise speed appointment is replaced by two giants at Mont Tremblant, also in Canada. Three more stages are planned in Italy: in Cortina d’Ampezzo, two downhills and a Super-G will be celebrated from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January, followed by the usual Kronplatz giant on Tuesday 30th January, while in Val di Fassa two super giants will be held -G on February 24th and 25th. The end of the season is the finale in Saalbach, which takes place on two different weekends: The technical tests begin on March 16th and 17th, on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th it is the turn of the fast races.

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