World Championships hosts revealed

Two countries to stage competition for first time in 2019

© •

Kranjska Gora in Slovenia and Sella Nevea in Italy will jointly host the 2019 World Para Alpine Skiing Championships from 21 January to 2 February. The decision comes following a series of meetings with the Local Organising Committees and site inspections led by race director Anja Skutelj.

The technical events (slalom and giant slalom) will take place in Kranjska Gora. The speed events (downhill and super-G and the super combined) will be held in Sella Nevea.

Both cities are located on the border between Italy and Slovenia and are separated by just 35 kilometres.

“We are extremely happy to announce Kranjska Gora and Sella Nevea as the host cities for the next World Championships,” said Dimitrije Lazarovski, Head of World Para Snow Sports.

“These are places with a long experience of hosting Para alpine skiing competitions and skiers are familiar with them. We would like to thank the organisers for the commitment to deliver the events.”

There will be a total of 30 medal events in the World Championships, 12 in technical events and 18 in speed competitions.

Obersaxen, Switzerland, was scheduled to host the event but withdrew in April.

The last edition of the World Championships took place in Tarvisio, Italy, in 2017.

World Para Alpine Skiing has also announced the qualification criteria for athletes to compete at the 2019 World Championships.

In order to be eligible to compete at the Worlds skiers must hold a valid licence and have earned points in the 2018/2019 season.

More information can be found on World Para Alpine Skiing's website.