Alpine Skiing 2023/2024: The races at a glance

22/06/2023 - SnowTrex

Every year, the skiing world watches the competitions at the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup, where the best of the best compete. Around the globe, ski fans follow their stars as they race down the world’s slopes. SnowTrex has compiled the competitions for the 2023/2024 season at a glance.

The Ski World Cup creates excitement in the ski world every year.

Alpine Skiing Women’s World Cup Races 2023/2024 at a glance

DateSki resortCountryDiscipline
28.10.2023SöldenAustriaGiant slalom
11.11. - 12.11.2023LeviFinlandSlalom
15.11. - 19.11.2023Zermatt/CerviniaSwitzerland & ItalyDownhill
25.11. - 26.11.2023KillingtonUSAGiant slalom & Slalom
02.12. - 03.12.2023TremblantCanadaGiant slalom
06.12. - 10.12.2023St. MoritzSwitzerlandDownhill & Super-G
14.12. - 17.12.2023Val d'IsereFranceDownhill & Super-G
28.12. - 29.12.2023LienzAustriaGiant slalom & Slalom
06.01. - 07.01.2024Kranjska GoraSloveniaGiant slalom & Slalom
11.01. - 14.01.2024ZauchenseeAustriaDownhill & Super-G
20.01. - 21.01.2024JasnaSlovakiaGiant slalom & Slalom
24.01. - 28.01.2024Cortina d'AmpezzoItalyDownhill & Super-G
30.01.2024KronplatzItalyGiant slalom
01.02. - 04.02.2024Garmisch-PartenkirchenGermanyDownhill & Super-G
10.02. - 11.02.2024SoldeuAndorraGiant slalom & Slalom
14.02. - 18.02.2024Crans MontanaSwitzerlandDownhill, Super-G & Team combination
24.02. - 25.02.2024Val di FassaItalySuper-G
29.02. - 03.03.2024KvitfjellNorwayDownhill & Super-G
09.03. - 10.03.2024ÅreSwedenGiant slalom & Slalom
16.03. - 24.03.2024SaalbachAustriaDownhill, Giant slalom, Slalom & Super-G

Alpine Skiing Men’s World Cup Races 2023/2024 at a glance

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Selected highlights

In Sölden on the Rettenbachferner, the World Cup opener will take place again.

28 and 29 October: Sölden (Austria)

The World Cup opener traditionally takes place in Sölden. On the Rettenbachferner, both men and women start the first competition of the season with the giant slalom.

08 and 12 November and 15 and 19 November: Zermatt (Switzerland) & Cervinia (Italy)

The spectacular Speed Opening of the 2023/2024 season will take place in the shadow of the Matterhorn. For the first time ever, a race will cross a national border. The start house for the four planned downhill runs, two each for men and women, is located in the ski resort of Zermatt in Switzerland at a record-breaking altitude of 3,800 metres. From there, the highest World Cup piste in history, the “Gran Becca”, winds its way over the Theodul glacier into the Italian Aosta Valley. There you will find the finish in Cervinia.

The organisers of the event have presented the course in a video:

"Gran Becca" - Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening - Audi FIS Ski World Cup

06 and 10 December: St. Moritz (Switzerland)

At the beginning of December, the ladies are looking forward to the competitions in glamorous St. Moritz. A downhill and two super-G races will be held here on the world-famous “Corviglia” piste.

21 December: Courchevel (France)

Three days before Christmas Eve, Courchevel will be the stage for one of the visual highlights of the 2023/2024 Alpine Skiing World Cup. The men will complete the first night slalom of the season here under floodlights. The women, on the other hand, will have to wait just under a month before they are literally in the spotlight. The popular night slalom in Flachau is scheduled for 16 January 2024.

26 and 29 December: Bormio (Italy)

The men will spend the days between the years in Bormio to compete against each other on the world-famous “Stelvio” slope in downhill as well as in super-G.

The downhill on the Stelvio in Bormio is one of the most demanding and longest of the entire World Cup winter.

06 and 07 January: Adelboden (Switzerland) & Kranjska Gora (Slovenia)

After the turn of the year, the men return to Switzerland for the slalom and giant slalom, to Adelboden on the Chuenisbärgli, with its ultra-steep finish slope. For the women, it’s off to Kranjska Gora in Slovenia, where they also race in the slalom and giant slalom disciplines.

16 to 21 January: Kitzbühel (Austria)

The World Cup calendar for the male alpine ski racers in January is peppered with absolutely traditional races. Just a few days after the legendary Lauberhorn weekend in Wengen, it’s off to Kitzbühel. There, the Super-G will be cancelled in 2024 and replaced by the newly created Team Combination. After that, the Hahnenkamm downhill on the “Streif” is on the agenda on Saturday, before the technical specialists get their turn in the slalom on the Ganzlernhang on Sunday.

Every year, tens of thousands of ski fans gather in the finish area at the legendary “Streif”. The slope in the Kitzbühel ski area is probably one of the most famous in the world.

24 and 28 January: Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy)

When the ladies in the Alpine Skiing World Cup stop in Cortina d’Ampezzo, their male colleagues always get a little envious. And not only because the Italian ski resort itself is an absolute eye-catcher, but also because the “Tofana” in front of the fantastic Dolomite panorama is considered one of the most beautiful slopes in the world. In 2024, a downhill and a super-G will be held here.

24-25 February: Val di Fassa (Switzerland) & Palisades Tahoe (USA)

On the last weekend in February, the women will once again be heading to Val di Fassa. Two Super-Gs will be held against the beautiful backdrop of the Dolomites. Meanwhile, the men will once again be heading across the Atlantic to Palisades Tahoe in the USA. The next technical weekend awaits in the state of California with a giant slalom and a slalom.

16 to 24 March: Saalbach (Austria)

For the final of the FIS Ski World Cup, all athletes will come together once again in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. In the traditional Tyrolean ski resort, all the individual disciplines will be on the programme at the end of the day. The reason: from 4 to 16 February 2025, the 48th Alpine World Ski Championships will be held here. The World Cup final is therefore the dress rehearsal for Saalbach in terms of organisation and the suitability of the World Cup slopes for competition.

The winners of the overall World Cup and the best athletes in the discipline World Cups receive a crystal globe as a trophy at the end of the season.

The best emotions of the athletes from the past 2022/23 World Cup season were summarised by the FIS in the following video in spring:

The best emotions of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup 2022/23 | FIS Alpine

Pure thrills: Some of the World Cup slopes listed here are so steep that only the bravest of skiers and snowboarders can conquer them. SnowTrex has researched and presents here the 10 steepest slopes in the world.

FAQ about the Alpine Ski World Cup

When will the 2023/2024 Ski World Cup start?

On the weekend of 28 and 29 October, the season opener of the 2023/2024 Ski World Cup will take place on the Rettenbachferner. In late autumn, skiers traditionally meet here on the glacier in Sölden, Austria, to complete the first race of the season.

When will the first Super-G race of the 2023/2024 season take place?

The first Super-G race of the 2023/2024 season will be held by the men. The competition will take place on 26 November in Lake Louise, Canada. For the women, the discipline will be on the programme for the first time on 8 December in glamorous St. Moritz in Switzerland.

When will the first giant slalom race of the 2023/2024 season take place?

The first giant slalom race of the 2023/2024 season traditionally takes place in Sölden. The women and men start the World Cup with the discipline on 28 and 29 October.

Wo endet der Ski-Weltcup 2023/2024?

To bring the FIS Ski World Cup to a fitting end, all the ski pros will meet once again in Saalbach from 16 to 24 March 2024. For the ski resort in Tyrol, the races are something like a dress rehearsal for the 48th Alpine World Ski Championships, which will be held here from 04 to 16 February 2025.

Where does the season opener of the Ski World Cup traditionally take place?

Since the 2000/2001 season, the first race of the FIS Ski World Cup has been held in Sölden. The season opener in Austria has become a World Cup tradition, with athletes always competing in the Giant Slalom.

When did the Alpine Skiing World Cup start?

The starting signal for the first official season of the Alpine Skiing World Cup was given in 1967. The very first race was a men’s slalom in Berchtesgaden on 5 January, won by the Austrian Heinrich Messner. Two days later, on 7 January, the women also started their new World Cup chapter with a slalom. The Canadian Nancy Greene won here in Oberstaufen.

Where can I watch the Alpine Skiing World Cup on TV?

In recent years, the live broadcasts of the Alpine Skiing World Cup on television were provided by the private sports channel Eurosport. Highlights such as the Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel or the Lauberhorn downhill in Wengen, on the other hand, are also traditionally shown live by the public broadcasters.

How much money do the winners of the Alpine Ski World Cup earn?

At the end of the 2022/23 season, Marco Odermatt and Mikaela Shiffrin both topped the Alpine Ski World Cup money list. The overall World Cup winner from Switzerland collected more than 948,000 euros in prize money, while the new World Cup record winner from the USA even collected 970,000 euros. Before the 2022/23 season, the FIS World Ski Federation raised the World Cup prize money for the last time, by 10 per cent. It is also a tradition in winter sports that the overall World Cup trophies are made of the finest crystal glass. That is why the best female and the best male skier are also honoured with two large “crystal balls” every year.

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