— Published 11 January 2022

Andorra speeds up

As a candidate to host the 2027 Alpine World Ski Championships, the Principality of Andorra, in the Pyrenees, wants to speed up the process a few months before the FIS (International Ski Federation) makes its decision. The project’s sponsors have announced the launch at the beginning of the year of a vast communication campaign dedicated to the bid in Andorra, but also in France, Spain and Portugal. The campaign was presented last November in Barcelona by David Hidalgo, the director general of the Andorra 2027 bid committee. The principality is also due to host the European Cup Alpine skiing finals in 2022. If the bid is successful, the 2027 World Championships would be the first time the world’s premier alpine skiing event is held in the Pyrenees. Andorra is in competition with three other bids, all European: Garmisch Partenkirchen (Germany), Crans Montana (Switzerland) and Narvik (Norway). The decision will be announced by the FIS on 22 May in Portugal. The next two editions of the Alpine World Ski Championships will be held in 2023 in Courchevel and Meribel (France), and in 2025 in Saalbach (Austria).