They have earned the biggest prizes in Alpine Skiing and now some of the greatest racing stars will take to the slopes again in Åre (SWE) on 12thFebruary at the SkiStar Invitational as a celebration at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2019.
What do Ingemar Stenmark, Anja Pärson, Fredrik Nyberg, Jens Byggmark, Maria Pietilä Holmner, Luc Alphand and Marco Büchel have in common? They have all written ski history. Some of them retired only recently while others hung up their skis decades ago but all remain as popular as ever. The SkiStar Invitational 2019 will see several generations of Alpine stars come together for a great evening of parallel skiing action.
“It will be great to race at the World Championships in Åre again. The last time in 2007 I was charging at 100%. This time around I am aiming at 110%. Let’s do it!”, said Jens Byggmark, who’s noticeably excited.
The first edition of the SkiStar Invitational was staged in front of 17,000 fans during the previous FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre in 2007. It was a magic evening which the second edition seeks to best. The programme on Tuesday 12thFebruary 2019 will begin with the highly anticipated Alpine team event, which had its debut on the Olympic 2018 programme in PyeongChang. After the medal ceremony, the spotlight will turn to SkiStar Invitational. The event is presented by Active Life Foundation and Right to Play.