For the first time in twenty years, the FIS Ski World Cup Finals will be returning to American soil. Aspen Snowmass will host the event over the next five days. The World Cup Finals will feature the world’s best alpine skiing athletes across five disciplines. Both men and women will compete in downhill, super-G, giant slalom and slalom events as well as the nation’s team event. This is the FIS Ski World Cup’s 50th anniversary season. Check out the schedule of events here.
About the World Cup
The first World Cup took place in 1967, with races held in Aspen the following year. The World Cup, initially, only included three races – slalom, giant slalom and downhill. The 1982/83 season saw the addition of the super-G event. The top thirty finishers of each race earn points. The trophy, consisting of a 9kg crystal globe, is presented to the contestant with the highest number of points over the course of the season.
Catch all the action on the FIS Ski World Cup social media platforms. Find FIS on Facebook, Twitter (@fisalpinetwitter) and Instagram. Alternatively, get the results as they come out. Gone Skiing will also be posting on the results of the various events – so stay tuned.