FIS is pleased to announce the receipt of a total of six applications to be Candidates for the organisation of FIS World Championships in 2026 and 2027. By the May 1st 2021 deadline, the following candidacies were received:
- Four applications for the 2027 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships submitted by Crans Montana (SUI), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (GER), Narvik (NOR) and Soldeu (AND)
- One application for the 2027 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships submitted by Falun (SWE)
- One application for the 2026 FIS Ski Flying World Championship submitted by Oberstdorf (GER)
"FIS is very pleased with the diversity and quality of the Candidates to host our flagship events in 2026 and 2027. Each Candidate brings its own set of strengths and experience to their bids and we know that whomever is elected will do an excellent job organising the World Championships,” commented FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.
Next Steps for the Candidates
A detailed concept for each Candidates’ bid is due by 1st September 2021 based on a specific FIS Questionnaire. The questionnaire asks for details regarding plans for sports organisation, venue and facilities, legacy, workforce and volunteers, sustainability and environment, and accommodation, transportation, security, commercial rights and marketing, broadcast operations and media services, communications and promotion, ceremonies, spectator services, the ski festival, legal aspects, organisation structure and financing.
After the questionnaire is received, a formal meeting with each of the Candidates will take place during the FIS Technical Committee Meetings in early October, after which each Candidate will finalise its concept for its bid.
In April 2022, the Candidate Questionnaire and FIS Inspection Group report will be published and distributed to the National Ski Associations, Technical Committee chairs and the FIS Council.
Election by FIS Council May 2022
The FIS Council will elect the Organisers of the FIS World Championships 2026 and 2027 at the 53rd International Ski Congress to be held in late Spring 2022. During the FIS Congress week, each Candidate will have a chance to present their candidatures to the extended FIS family and discuss their plans from their exhibition stands, assuming the Congress is held in person. They will also describe their World Championship visions to the respective Technical Committees, before the final presentation to the FIS Council during the Congress week.