The Alpine Skiing World Cup 2021/22: Your Snapshot Guide

The Alpine Skiing World Cup 2021/22: Your Snapshot Guide

Female skier competing in Alpine Skiing World Cup

The Alpine Skiing World Cup 2021/22 is back! Watching some of the most impressive skiers of all time compete for the grand prize in some of the best European ski resorts is an unmissable experience for skiing addicts.

To find out what’s happening, where to watch and which skiers to look out for, we’ve put together this snapshot guide of the upcoming events.

Read on for all of the events, venues and an overview of this major sporting event.

What is the Alpine Skiing World Cup?

Organised by the International Ski Federation (FIS), the Alpine Skiing World Cup began in 1967 and is one of the biggest skiing events in the world.

The 2021/22 event will be the 55th FIS World Cup and will feature the best athletes in 80 different races across the Alps. Events include;

  • Slalom
  • Giant Slalom
  • Downhill events
  • Super events

This year’s world cup season will be held between 23rd October 2021 and 20th March 2022.

What’s Changed?

Due to the pandemic, the 2020/21 Cup took place only in Europe, but this year the Cup will return to North America. However, combined events will not take place and there will be limited parallel events.

This year’s finale will take place in Courchevel and Meribel, France, (host of the next World Championships) where the Crystal Globes will be presented to the winners.

This year also welcomes the February Beijing winter olympics at the Yanqing ski resort in China’s new National Alpine Skiing Centre.

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Where to Watch: Venues in the Alps

Over 80 different races are being held across numerous locations in the Alps, kicking off at the Solden Glacier and finishing in Courchevel and Meribel.

If you’re heading out for a ski holiday in the Alps during this time, here’s where you can catch some events;

In addition to these Alpine destinations, the cup is also holding competitions in the USA, Canada and China!

Take a closer look at some of the resorts…

Solden, Austria

One of the most renowned resorts in Europe, Sölden is a true winter sports paradise. The ski area attracts countless visitors looking for the ultimate mountain experience with the best slopes and world-class après-ski every season.

Courchevel, France

Courchevel is the most popular and luxurious resort in the French Alps. A world-renowned ski center, it will satisfy skiers of all abilities and preferences – from cross country lovers to beginners.

Wengen, Switzerland

The Swiss ski resort Wengen is one of the prettiest resorts in the Alps, surrounded by the mountains Eiger, Mönch, Jungfrau and Lauberhorn. The unspoiled nature of the village with its traditional chalet-style buildings, makes Wengen one of the oldest and most popular holiday destinations in Switzerland.

Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy

In Cortina d’Ampezzo, visitors are greeted with a warm welcome, invited into the highly social local culture and provided with a world of amenities to explore.

Alpine Skiing World Cup Calendar 2021/22

To ensure you don’t miss any world cup events going on near you on your ski holiday, we’ve put together an events calendar of all the races taking place across Europe over the next few months.

October Skiing Events

  • Giant Slalom (women) – Solden, Austria – 23/10/21
  • Giant Slalom (men) – Solden, Austria – 24/10/2021

November Events

  • Parallel (women)  – Lech/Zuers, Austria – 13/11/2021
  • Parallel (men) – Lech/Suers, Austria – 14/11/2021
  • Slalom (women) – Levi, Finland – 20/11/2021
  • Slalom (women) – Levi, Finland – 21/11/2021

December Events

  • Super G (women) – St.Moritz, Switzerland – 11/12/2021
  • Giant Slalom (men) – Val d’Isere, France – 11/12/2021
  • Super G (women) – St.Moritz, Switzerland – 12/12/2021
  • Slalom (men) – Val d’Isere, France – 12/12/2021
  • Super G (men) – Val gardena, Italy – 17/12/2021
  • Downhill (women) – Val d’Isere, France – 18/12/2021
  • Downhill (men) – Val Gardena, Italy – 18/12/2021
  • Super G (women) – Val d’Isere, France – 19/12/2021
  • Giant Slalom (men) – Alta Badia, Italy – 19/12/2021
  • Giant Slalom (men) – Alta Badia, Italy – 20/12/2021
  • Giant Slalom (women) – Courchevel, France – 20/12/2021
  • Slalom (med) – Madonna di Campiglio, Italy – 22/12/2021
  • Giant Slalom (women) – Lienz, Austria – 28/12/2021
  • Downhill (men) – Bormio, Italy – 28/12/2021
  • Slalom (women) – Linez, Austria – 29/12/2021
  • Super G (men) – Bormio, Italy – 29/12/2021

January Events

  • Slalom (women) – Zagreb, Croatia – 4/1/2022
  • Slalom (men) – Zagreb, Croatia – 5/1/2022
  • Giant Slalom (women) – Maribor, Slovenia – 8/1/2022
  • Giant Slalom (men) Adelboden, Switzerland – 8/1/2022
  • Slalom (women) – Maribor, Slovenia – 9/1/2022
  • Slalom (men) – Adelboden, Switzerland – 9/1/2022
  • Slalom (women) – Flachau, Austria – 11/1/2022
  • Downhill (men) – Wengen, Switzerland – 14/1/2022
  • Downhill (women) – Zauchensee, Austria – 15/1/2022
  • Downhill (men) – Wengen, Switzerland – 15/1/2022
  • Super G (women) – Zauchensee, Austria – 16/1/2022
  • Slalom (men) – Wengen, Switzerland – 16/1/2022
  • Downhill (men) – Kitzbuehel, Austria – 21/1/2022
  • Downhill (women) – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy – 22/1/2022
  • Downhill (men) – Kitzbuehel, Austria – 22/1/2022
  • Super G (women) – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy – 23/1/2022
  • Slalom (men) – Kitzbuelhel, Austria – 23/1/2022
  • Giant Slalom (women) – Kronplatz, Italy – 25/1/2022
  • Slalom (men) – Schladming, Austria – 25/1/2022
  • Downhill (women) – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – 29/1/2022
  • Super G (women) – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – 30/1/2022

February Events

  • Downhill (women) – Crans Montana, Switzerland – 26/2/2022
  • Slalom (men) – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – 26/2/2022
  • Downhill (women) – Crans Montana, Switzerland – 27/2/2022
  • Slalom (men) – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany – 27/2/2022

March Events

  • Super G (women) – Lenzerheide, Switzerland – 5/3/2022
  • Downhill (men) – Kvitfjell, Norway – 5/3/2022
  • Giant Slalom (women) – Lenzerheide, Switzerland – 6/3/2022
  • Super G (men) – Kvitfjell, Norway – 6/3/2022
  • Giant Slalom (women) – Are, Sweden – 11/3/2022
  • Slalom (women) – Are, Sweden – 12/3/2022
  • Giant Slalom (men) – Kranjska Gora, Slovenia – 12/3/2022
  • Slalom (men) – Kranjska Gora, Slovenia – 13/3/2022
  • Downhill (women) – Courchevel, France – 16/3/2022
  • Downhill (men) – Courchevel, France – 16/3/2022
  • Super G (women) – Courchevel, France – 17/3/2022
  • Super G (men) – Courchevel, France – 17/3/2022
  • Parallel (women) – Courchevel, France – 18/3/2022
  • Parallel (men) – Courchevel, France – 18/3/2022
  • Slalom (women) – Courchevel, France – 19/3/2022
  • Giant Slalom (men) – Courchevel, France – 19/3/2022
  • Giant Slalom (women) – Courchevel, France – 20/3/2022
  • Slalom (men) – Courchevel, France – 20/3/2022

Beijing Winter Olympic Games Alpine Skiing Competition

  • Downhill (men) – 6/2/2022
  • Giant Slalom (women) – 7/2/2022
  • Super G (men) – 8/2/2022
  • Slalom (women) – 9/2/2022
  • Alpine Combination (men) – 10/2/2022
  • Super G (women) – 11/2/2022
  • Giant Slalom (men) – 13/2/2022
  • Downhill (women) – 15/2/2022
  • Slalom (men) – 16/2/2022
  • Alpine Combination (women) – 17/2/2022
  • Team Parallel – 19/2/2022

Alpine Skiing World Cup 2020/21 Results

Discover the world cup results from last season…

Women’s Alpine World Cup Standings

For overall titles, the female world champions of last year’s world cup races were:

  • Petra Vlhova, Slovakia
  • Lara Gut-Behrami, Switzerland
  • Michelle Gisin, Switzerland
  • Mikaela Shiffrin, US

Men’s Alpine World Cup Standings

And last year’s male world championship winners were:

  • Alexis Pinturault, France
  • Marco Odermatt, Switzerland
  • Marco Schwarz, Austria
  • Loïc Meillard, Switzerland

Alpine World Cup Standings: Skiers To Watch Out For

So, which up and coming skiers should you look out for this year? Some of the skiers tipped for greatness include last year’s winner Petra Vlhova, Lara Gut-Behrami, Sofia Goggia, Corinne Suter, Mikaela Shiffrin, Katharina Liensberger, Marta Bassino and Federica Brignone.

For the mens, current champion Alexis Pinturault faces competition from Dominik Paris, Matthias Mayer, Marco Odermatt, Aleksander Aamodt Kilde and Marco Schwarz.

Male skier competing in Alpine Skiing World Cup

What Is Alpine Ski Racing?

For those of you who are less familiar with major skiing events, let’s take some time to define what Alpine ski racing really means and the types of events it involves.

Alpine ski racing involves competitors skiing around poles or gates to achieve the fastest time. Skiers use alpine skis, otherwise down as downhill skis and races are split into several categories;

Slalom Race

The slalom race features gates posted closely together, requiring skiers to make short, sharp turns. This type of race is fast and thrilling to watch, as unlucky skiers may knock a pole or two over on their way down the mountain!

Giant Slalom Race

In this race, skiers have to pass around double gates spaced slightly further apart.

Parallel Slalom

Two courses are set up in parallel so you can watch skiers race head to head!

Super Giant Slalom

In this type of race, the gates are wider with more turns. Also known as Super G.

Downhill Race

The longest and fastest race in Alpine skiing, the downhill run is an impressive race to watch, featuring jumps and incredible speeds. Competitors only have one chance to get it right!

Combined Race

A combined event features several types of races in one- a downhill followed by two slalom runs. All times are added together to find the winner.

Book Your Transfer to the Alps

With all these exciting skiing events happening throughout the Alps, a ski trip during the 2021/22 ski season is set to be a big one.

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