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World Alpine Ski Championships

28th January - 8th February 2018, St Moritz

About World Alpine Ski Championships

The first World Alpine Ski Championship was held in Switzerland and in 2018 it returns once again to the Swiss alps. There will be a total of 600 competitors representing 70 countries in the biggest skiing competition of the racing calendar. Races include individual downhill, giant slalom, Super-G, Slalom, super combination and the same again for team events. The longest course is around 3km long with speeds reaching up to 140km an hour. In the men’s events, Austria have won a total of 120 medals and 113 in the women’s, making them the most successful country since the start of the championships.

Helpful information about World Alpine Ski Championships

When flying into St Moritz look for arrivals into Engadin Airport. Connections are available from Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Milan and Munich. Alternatively arrive by road, in which Zurich and Milan are the nearest major airports and a 3-hour drive away. Tickets for Monday to Friday are available from 40 Swiss Francs, with Saturday and Sunday costing 55 Swiss Francs. There are also deals available for multiple days. The start and finish times vary each day, although the latest any races take place is 7pm. There is also plenty more entertainment available on site until 11pm.

Making the most of World Alpine Ski Championships

With the action taking place up in the mountains, make sure you pack plenty of warm clothing. Sensible footwear is a must too, especially if you’re going hiking in your spare time. If you’re planning your trip at the start of the championships, then take advantage of watching the training sessions for free. If you’re there during the second week, the White Turf International horse race provides an alternative to the skiing. You won’t need to travel far in the evenings, check nearer the time for plenty of onsite entertainment. For those of you wishing to take to the slopes, this is the perfect opportunity.

Where to stay in St Moritz for the World Alpine Ski Championships

Search for a range of apartments, chalets and other private rentals in St Moritz. If you choose to stay elsewhere in the area, then it’s easy to get around by train and bus to reach the skiing championships.  

Things to do near St Moritz during World Alpine Ski Championships

If you’re interested in going skiing yourself, then the resort is a great place to be. Elsewhere hike around Muottas Muragl, jump on a train along the old railway, or relax next to Lake St Moritz.

More information about World Alpine Ski Championships

Find out more about the championships including: World Alpine Ski Championship race programme and tickets, race courses, locations and getting to St Moritz, results and previous winners, along with information on local restaurants and bars, visit the official website.

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