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The Alpine Ski World Cup 2016/2017: all events, highlights and World Cup locations

While most hobby skiers are planning their summer vacation, the professionals are already working hard to prepare for the next ski season. What does the upcoming winter have to offer? Find out as we take a look at the Alpine Ski World Cup 2016/2017.

© Skirama Kronplatz

Nearly 80 races on three different continents will decide who will be celebrating with one of those prized crystal globes at the end of the 2016/2017 season in Aspen. The last changes to the racing calendar were made at the beginning of July in Cancún, Mexico. Notably, the originally planned "City Event" on January 1 will no longer take place. Only the competition earmarked for Stockholm on January 31 will be held as planned. In addition, the Alpine Skiing Combined discipline is not taking place in Kitzbühl, but in Santa Caterina.

The men's racing calendar mostly showcases ski areas which are already famous and well-known for hosting such events. The women, on the other hand, can look forward to four intriguing and brand new competition sites: Killington (USA), Kronplatz (Italy), Jeongseon (South Korea) and Squaw Valley (USA). After last year's inaugural Parallel Giant Slalom, Alta Badia will host this special event again in 2016. And that's not all, because there is another unmissable highlight coming your way: the Alpine World Ski Championships 2017 in St. Moritz! However, the results of this competition are not tallied in the overall rankings for the Ski World Cup.

The venues

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Similar to last year, the World Cup officially begins in one of the most popular resorts - Sölden, Austria. On October 22 and 23, the pros will have to face the competition at the Rettenbachferner Glacier in Austria at the first event: Giant Slalom. After another Slalom event in Levi, we're crossing the Pond. The downhill, super G, giant slalom and slalom events will take place in Lake Louise, Beaver Creek and Killington, before the athletes return to Europe for the last few weeks of 2016. The women will go head to head in Sestriere, Val d’Isère, Courchevel and Semmering. At the same time, the men will head for Val d’Isère, Val Gardena, Alta Badia, Madonna di Campiglio and Santa Caterina in an effort to come out on top in the overall rankings.

The women head to Kronplatz, Italy for the first time

The World Cup will kick off the new year with both the women and men participating in events hosted in Zagreb, Croatia. After that, they go their separate ways for the next few weeks until the CityEvent in Stockholm on January 31. The ladies' calendar has a number of competitions in Maribor lined up as well as night races in Flachau. Next, the female athletes travel to Altenmarkt/Zauchensee and Garmisch Partenkirchen before finally taking part in the first ever World Cup races at Kronplatz, Italy. Only a couple of days later, the host resort for the Alpine World Ski Championships 2012, Cortina d’Ampezzo, welcomes the female contestants for more exciting action. The men will have to face challenging competitions in Adelboden, as well as the World Cup classic venues Wengen and Kitzbühel. This is followed by a night slalom in Schladming, and a downhill and giant slalom in Garmisch Partenkirchen.

Ski World Cup finale in Aspen

After the City Event in Stockholm, the World Cup takes a short breather. But not for long, as the Ski World Championships begin on the February 6 and last until the 19th in St. Moritz. There is no time to catch your breath, as the women's competition continues in Crans Montana, Jeongseon and Squaw Valley with the last few races before the season finale. The men, on the other hand, will be traveling to Kvitfjell and Kranjska Gora for their penultimate competitions. Last but not least, the grand finales for both the men and the women are being held between March 15 and 19 in Aspen. It will be the first time since 1997 that the winners of the crystal globes have been decided in the USA.

Ski World Cup Calendar in overview

Ski World Cup Calender Ski Alpine 2016/2017 Women

DateLocationCountryCompetition(s)

22.10.2016

Sölden

Austria
  • Giant Slalom

12.11.2016

LeviFinland
  • Slalom

26. - 27.11.2016

KillingtonUSA
  • Giant Slalom
  • Slalom

2. - 4.12.2016

Lake LouiseCanada
  • Downhill
  • Super G

10. - 11.12.2016

Sestriere

Italy
  • Giant Slalom

  • Slalom

16. - 18.12.2016

Val d’Isère

France
  • Alpine Skiing Combined
  • Downhill
  • Super G

20.12.2016

Courchevel

France
  • Giant Slalom

28. - 29.12.2016

Semmering

Austria
  • Giant Slalom
  • Slalom

03.01.2017

Zagreb

Croatia
  • Slalom

07. - 08.01.2017

Maribor

Slovenia
  • Giant Slalom

10.01.2017

Flachau

Austria
  • Slalom

14. - 15.01.2017

Zauchensee

Austria
  • Downhill
  • Alpine Skiing Combined

21. - 22.01.2017

Garmisch Partenkirchen

Germany
  • Downhill
  • Super G

24.01.2017

Kronplatz

Italy
  • Giant Slalom

28. - 29.01.2017

Cortina d'Ampezzo

Italy
  • Downhill
  • Super G

31.01.2017

Stockholm

Swedem
  • City-Event

25. - 26.02.2017

Crans Montana

Switzerland
  • Super G
  • Alpine Skiing Combined

4. - 5.03.2017

Jeongseon

South Korea
  • Downhill

10. - 11.03.2017

Squaw Valley

USA
  • Giant Slalom
  • Slalom

15. - 19.03.2017

Aspen

USA
  • Downhill
  • Super G
  • Team Competition
  • Slalom
  • Giant Slalom

 

Ski World Cup Calender Ski Alpine 2016/2017 Men

Date LocationCountryCompetition(s)

23.10.2016

Sölden

Austria
  • Giant Slalom

13.11.2016

Levi

Finland
  • Slalom

26. - 27.11.2016

Lake Louise

Canada
  • Downhill
  • Super G

2. - 4.12.2016

Beaver Creek

USA
  • Downhill
  • Super G
  • Giant Slalom

10. - 11.12.2016

Val d'Isère

France
  • Giant Slalom
  • Slalom

16. - 17.12.2016

Val Gardena/Gröden

Italy
  • Super G
  • Downhill

18. - 19.12.2016

Alta Badia

Italy
  • Giant Slalom
  • Parallel Giant Slalom

22.12.2016

Madonna di Campiglio

Italy
  • Slalom

28. - 29.12.2016

Santa Caterina

Italy
  • Downhill
  • Alpine Skiing Combined

05.01.2017

Zagreb

Croatia
  • Slalom

07. - 08.01.2017

Adelboden

Switzerland
  • Giant Slalom
  • Slalom

13. - 15.01.2017

Wengen

Switzerland
  • Alpine Skiing Combined
  • Downhill
  • Slalom

20. - 22.01.2017

Kitzbühel

Austria
  • Super G
  • Downhill
  • Slalom

24.01.2017

Schladming

Austria
  • Slalom

28. - 29.01.2017

Garmisch Partenkirchen

Germany
  • Downhill
  • Giant Slalom

31.01.2017

Stockholm

Sweden
  • City-Event

25. - 26.02.2017

Kvitfjell

Norway
  • Downhill
  • Super G

04. - 05.03.2017

Kranjska Gora

Slovenia
  • Giant Slalom
  • Slalom

15. - 19.03.2017

Aspen

USA
  • Downhill
  • Super G
  • Team Competition
  • Slalom
  • Giant Slalom

 

Alpine World Ski Championships in St. Moritz

After the last championship on American soil in Vail/Beaver Creek, this year will see the best of the best complete in the Alpine World Ski Championships at the Swiss resort St. Moritz from February 6 - 19, 2017. After 1934, 1974 and 2003, it will be the fourth time that the high-class Graubünden resort has hosted the World Ski Championship.

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