Great news from the Czech Republic. Skiareál Špindlerův Mlýn is going to host alpine skiing World Cup races again – on 28th and 29th January 2023.
Alpine skiing fans are very happy now. World Cup races will be held in Špindlerův Mlýnnext season after all. After a long time of ups and downs when the Czech resort had been cancelled from the next year’s calendar at first and then had been given a February date, FIS published the revised list of venues for the next season based on which the best female skiers of the world are going to race in Špindlerův Mlýnalready in January 2023.
“The new date was surprising for us, but it doesn’t change the fact that we are ready to organise a top sports event at the highest possible level in the Czech Republic again. We have an experienced organising team that mastered not only the World Cup in 2019 but also participated in the World Cup in Jasná in 2021. I hope it will not only be a great race but also a spectacular sports and cultural event that will represent not only our resort but all Špindlerův Mlýn as well as Czech and Slovak skiing,” said Čeněk Jílek, the Chairman of the Board at Melida, a.s., the operator of Skiareál Špindlerův Mlýn and the co-organiser of the World Cup of 2023.
The World Cup is returning to the best known ski resort in the Czech Republic after 4 years and will consist of a slalom race and a giant slalom race again. The organisation of the World Cup in 2019 was mastered perfectly and more than 19,000 spectators came to watch it. It was the best advertisement for skiing and the abilities of the organisers to prepare a top-level event. Battles of Mikaela Shiffrin from the USA and Petra Vlhová were the icing on the cake in 2019. A huge number of fans from Slovakia came to support the Slovak star, who rewarded them with giant slalom victory and the third place in slalom. “It was a great race with an amazing support of fans thanks to which I felt like at home. That’s why I am happy that there are World Cup races near Slovakia again and fans can be there,” said the Olympic champion from Beijing Petra Vlhová.
For people it’s important to know that except the FIS World Cup piste and the training course, all other pistes will be available for general public during the races. In addition, there will be an attractive support programme for event spectators and other resort visitors.
The allocation of the race to Špindlerův Mlýnon January was confirmed only last week after the originally announced February date had been changed. All important updates including information about the ticket sale will be published once available.