www.fis-ski.com # 411 24 October 2012
NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Sölden ahead! Audi FIS Ski World Cup season 2012/13 to get underway
The Audi FIS Ski World Cup season 2012/13 promises some great action as it gets underway at Sölden’s Rettenbach glacier (AUT) this coming weekend. The ladies’ and men’s giant slalom competitions on 27th and 28th October will offer the Alpine ski racers the first chance to measure their ... [More]
FIS Snowboard World Cup calendar secures best possible Olympic qualification period / US Grand Prix joins FIS World Cup Series
With the 2013 FIS Snowboard World Cup season having kicked off at the end of August with high-class halfpipe competitions and the best starting field of recent years in Cardrona (NLZ), this winter season will see ... [More]
Schladming 2013: 100 days to go, official prints and stamps revealed
Friday, 26th October will mark the 100-day countdown until the season’s alpine ski racing highlight, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming (AUT).
The special milestone will be celebrated ...
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Vail - Beaver Creek 2015 rolls out official logo
The iconic visual that will come to represent the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015 is set as the Organisers recently rolled out the official logo for the Vail - Beaver Creek Championships. Over the course of the next two and a half years, ... [More]
FIS Snowboard World Championships 2013 secures two new partners
With autumn in full swing, the FIS Snowboard World Championships Organising Committee in Stoneham, Québec (CAN) is working hard on the province’s first-ever Senior FIS World Championships in any snow or sliding sport. As announced on 23rd October, Québec Snow Sports Events inc. has ... [More]
Alpine World Master Criterium 2013 well on track
The 2013 World Master Criterium will take place from 18th-23rd March 2013 in the famous ski resort of Megève (FRA) and registration of the participants is now opening on the French FFS Masters website. About 500 male and female skiers from more than 30 countries are expected to race for world Master ... [More]
IN DEPTH
Marlies Schild - eager to defend her slalom titles
With a total of 33 slalom World Cup wins, Marlies Schild is the second most successful female slalom racer in history just behind Switzerland’s ski legend Vreni Schneider (34 wins). Although not competing in the Sölden World Cup Opening on the coming weekend, the Austrian super talent will again ... [More]
INSIDE FIS
Alfons Hörmann re-elected President of the German Ski Association
FIS Council Member Alfons Hörmann has been re-elected President of the German Ski Association for a four-year term. In its recent General Assembly in Planegg (GER), the 52-year-old from Sulzberg/Allgäu has been unanimously confirmed in his position, now embarking on his third term of office.
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Brand new Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup 2012/2013 Trailer now online
To get all ski racing fans out there even more excited, a brand new trailer for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup 2012/13 season is now available. In an exciting, emotional and breath-taking way, the video shows that Alpine skiing is a unique environment in which athletes are constantly living on a thin line between success and failure. [More]
Ski legend Emile Allais passes away at 100
France’s Emile Allais, one of the first true ‘Ski Legends’ of alpine ski racing, passed away after a short illness on 17th October 2012 at the hospital in Sallanches (FRA), aged 100. A multiple world champion in the 1930s and a bronze medal winner at the 1936 Olympic Winter Games at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Allais has been regarded as one of the greatest pioneers of Alpine Skiing. [More]
Online Media Information Booklet for FIS Cross-Country World Cup 2012/13 now available
In order to facilitate the work of media during the FIS Cross-Country World Cup season 2012/13, FIS has introduced a new online FIS Cross-Country World Cup Media Information Booklet. The document provides a comprehensive overview about all FIS Cross-Country World Cup venues 2012/13, including contacts, ... [More]
BRING CHILDREN TO THE SNOW CORNER
“I started skiing when …”
World Snow Day is about getting giving children and their families a chance to Enjoy, Explore and Experience the snow. Whilst we look to the next generation of skiers and snowboarders World Snow Day will also be looking to find out how some of the most famous and well known personalities of the snow industry began skiing and snowboarding. [More]
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