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The world's best ski crossers show off their skills again at Haunold. © Wisthaler

The Formula 1 of skiing is coming back to Innichen

The 15th edition counts as a small anniversary: ​​the ski cross World Cup circus will also stop in San Candido in 2024. At the FIS Congress last week in Reykjavik (Iceland), the calendar for the upcoming season was approved. As every year, the Ski Cross World Cup 3 Zinnen Dolomites takes place shortly before Christmas, from December 18th to 21st.

The world's best ski crossers will be racing over the Haunold again next winter. With its 15th edition, San Candido has long been one of the classics in the ski cross scene in the “Formula 1 of skiing” and enjoys a very special status within it. Even though ski cross is still relatively unknown in Italy, San Candido continues to attract the attention of many interested people this weekend and brings the Olympic winter sport closer to people who have not yet come into contact with it.

From a South Tyrolean perspective, the FIS Congress in Reykjavik was primarily because of the awarding of the Alpine World Ski Championships 2031 to Val Gardena was a success. But it will still be almost seven years until then and in the meantime South Tyrol will continue to be the focus of attention as a venue for numerous World Cups. The 2024/25 Ski Cross World Cup begins on December 10th in Val Thorens in France, then moves on to Arosa in Switzerland (December 16th) and then comes to the 3 Zinnen Dolomites region. The two qualifying runs will take place on Wednesday, December 18th and Thursday, December 19th.

Strong competition in Italy

Things will really heat up on the Haunold slope on December 20th and 21st, when there will be a race for men and women. A year ago, Canadian Jared Smith and Swedish Sandra Näslund were crowned winners on the first day of competition, and Frenchman Terence Tchiknavorian and Swiss Sixtine Cousin won in the second race.

In December, things will get really busy again in Innichen. © Wisthaler

"We are of course extremely pleased that Innichen is still firmly anchored in the World Cup calendar - despite the strong competition in Italy. We are the first of a total of four races that have been awarded to the FISI. After our races in the 3 Zinnen Dolomites region, the world's best ski crossers will also be visiting Alleghe, the San Pellegrino Pass and Livigno in the penultimate season before the Winter Olympics. This shows that the International Ski and Snowboard Federation FIS is very satisfied with our work and is counting on the stage in Innichen," concludes Gabriel Fauster, coordinator of the Ski Cross World Cup in the 3 Zinnen Dolomites region.

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