FIS Congress is underway in Greece, and one of the first announcements was the confirmation of the 2018-19 World Cup calendar. The schedule is highlighted by the 2019 World Championships in Are, Sweden, from Feb. 5-17.
The men and women each have two series in North America. The women will return to Killington, Vt. while the men will compete in Beaver Creek, Colo. Both genders will venture to Lake Louise, Canada, for the first speed races of the season.
Beyond the classic tour stops in Europe like Zagreb, Croatia, and Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy, the women are returning to the home of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Sochi, Russia, for a downhill and super-G. The races will be one of the final stops of the season along with GS and slalom races in the Czech Republic and World Cup Finals in Andorra.
Meanwhile, fans will be able to catch their favorite male ski stars at Wengen and Kitzbuehel as always. The men’s calendar also features some less familiar stops like Bansko, Bulgaria, for GS, super-G, and alpine combined.
World Cup racing action begins on Oct. 27 with the women’s giant slalom in Soelden, Austria.