Alpine Ski WM Schladming 2013
Ski Festival with Heart
From 4-17 February 2013, Schladming - located in Styria, in the heart of Austria - will be hosting for the second time in its history (the first time was back in 1982) the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships.
"A ski world championship like never before", this is how Austrian Ski Association President, Prof. Peter Schröcksnadel, defined the vision of the organizational committee, thus setting the bar very, very high. Schladming, a traditional winter sports destination and, for decades, the venue for major sporting events, isn't just geographically the perfect place to stage the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships. The excitement and positive attitude, which the people in and around Schladming bring to the sport, is truly unique. A fact reflected in the 50,000 avid ski fans who turn up annually for the Nightrace, the Ski World Cup's nighttime slalom event.
In the 14 days of the FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, some 400,000 visitors are expected. In eleven disciplines, 450 athletes from 70 nations will fight it out for 33 medals, with over 3,000 media representatives from around the globe reporting on events as they happen. For 14 days in February 2013, Schladming will be in the world spotlight as it celebrates a Ski Festival with Heart.