— Published 2 November 2023

Three candidates for the first FIS Games

Three for a first. The first edition of the FIS Games, a sort of super world championship for all skiing disciplines, scheduled for 2028, should be played out between three candidates. Switzerland, Norway and Slovenia have entered the race. The three countries notified the International Ski and Snowboard Federation of their interest before the October 31 deadline. Recently confirmed by the international body, the FIS Games are to be held every four years from 2028. For sixteen days, they will bring together all the skiing disciplines, Olympic and non-Olympic (Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, skicross, freestyle, snowboarding, freeride, telemark and speed skiing), plus Paralympic disciplines (para-skiing and snowboarding). For the inaugural edition in 2028, the FIS will have to choose between Switzerland, where Saint-Moritz would be the main venue, Norway with Lillehammer, host city of the 1994 Winter Games and the 2016 Winter YOG, and Slovenia, where the project is based on the resorts of Planica and Kranjska Gora. The international body will shortly begin a phase of dialogue and inspection with the three applicants. The final decision will be announced at the FIS annual congress in June 2024.