Courchevel Meribel has taken a retrospective on the world champs, they say:
From February 6 to 19, our resort hosted the FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships for an exceptional edition! Sportsmanship, emotions, adrenaline, sharing… all the ingredients were brilliantly combined for a historic vintage. Today, it's time to take stock of this event for our station, not without a certain nostalgia: results for our athletes, attendance, media audiences and rewards for our organizing committee... we reveal everything about this wonderful edition. 2023 Alpine Skiing World Championships.
The list of Courchevel athletes!
Courchevel is proud of the performances achieved by the athletes of the Club des Sports de Courchevel during these World Championships. A consecration for our athletes who have shone in competitions, all disciplines combined. A great way to promote the excellence of the Club des Sports and its coaches in France and abroad. Congratulations to all, we are proud of you!
It is on the side of Marie Lamure that we had to look with a fine example of combativeness. Marie finished 16th in the slalom and above all 4th in the individual Parallel! A true hope for women's alpine skiing, crowned Junior Combined World Champion in March 2022, Marie has just scored her first World Cup points this winter, and it's not about to stop.
Another great example of sportsmanship with Doriane Escané , who took part in the Slalom at the World Championships.
A big congratulations to Alban Elezi Cannaferina . Aged only 19, he entered the top 30 by finishing 27th in the Giant. The junior world champion thus confirms his talent among the adults. An encouraging performance for the rest of Alban's career, who also took part in the Team Event brilliantly!
An equally big congratulations to Steven Amiez , the other hope of French skiing, who also managed to join the prestigious top 30, finishing 27th in the Slalom. Congratulation !
And what about Alexis Pinturault ? We have more words. Simply sublime and historic. Alexis had superb world championships at home, supported by his enthusiastic public which certainly gave him wings! A moving moment which places him as the undisputed king with his gold medal won in combined, and a very fine 3rd place in Super G. On the Eclipse, at his home in Courchevel, Alexis Pinturault continues to write the legend of skiing French.
Plebiscite for Courchevel Méribel 2023 branded products!
All the visitors looking for a souvenir or a gift greatly appreciated the objects imagined for them, the figures speak for themselves: almost 5,000 Toya stuffed animals (the mascot) sold which will travel to the four corners of the world!
At the TOP of the best sellers, we also find:
- The cap (more than 4,000 copies sold).
- The beanie (more than 3,000 copies sold).
- The keychain (more than 2,500 copies sold).
- Not to mention our already collector's sweatshirt, which has sold more than 2,000 copies.
Cumulative total: 10,000 baskets collected and therefore as many happy customers!
Indeed, there are 120,000 spectators over the two weeks of the worlds, with more than 30,000 spectators during the events. That's a cumulative total of 150,000 spectators for this 2023 edition!
Special mention for the Men's Slalom, since 15,000 spectators attended the event on Sunday February 19!
The audience included many foreign fan clubs. Thanks to them for their communicative energy during the events and for the festive moments that we shared together in the heart of our resort.
Courchevel on air!
Last but not least, the impact generated by the unwavering media interest in this competition!
Again, the word "record" is used in terms of audience this time. Thus the Eurosport sports channel has reached 1.4 million cumulative viewers, displaying the best edition of the Alpine Skiing World Championships for ten years!
The same is true for France Télévision, which announces an average audience of 615,000 viewers, up sharply compared to 2021 with 470,000 viewers. The most watched event was the men's slalom (Sunday February 19) with 1.4 million viewers on average and a peak of 2 million!
A superb showcase for our station, which thrilled millions of viewers around the world during this competition, and which will make our image shine even longer in the hearts of millions of people! And among them, for sure, are our next visitors!
Worlds in numbers
Record again and again for these Courchevel-Méribel 2023 World Ski Championships with in order:
- 1200: the number of team members who contributed to the smooth running of the event.
- 600: the number of athletes involved.
- 79: the number of nations that took part in these 2023 FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships.
- 54 : the number of medals .
An ethical organization rewarded!
The organizing committee of the FIS Alpine Skiing World Championships was keen to integrate social, environmental and economic issues for the creation of this event. For example, more than 80 coaches per day departing from Lyon, Grenoble, Chambéry, Annecy, Albertville and even Moûtiers, i.e. nearly 60,000 people, were transported to the competition site by public transport.
The CSR commitments made throughout the event made it possible to obtain, on Monday February 13, ISO20121 certification , attesting to responsible management of the event! Thank you to all the teams, it's thanks to all of you!