PARK CITY, Utah — On Tuesday, U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced that the International Ski Federation (FIS) provisionally approved four FIS Alpine Ski World Cup events to be hosted by the United States during the 2022-23 season. These four events will officially double the amount of alpine World Cups in the U.S. in recent years.
Over the last five years, the U.S. has hosted two alpine World Cup events, including the women’s Killington Cup in Killington, Vermont and the men’s Xfinity Birds of Prey at Beaver Creek, Colorado. Once fully approved, U.S. Ski & Snowboard will welcome alpine ski racing to Palisades Tahoe in California and Aspen Mountain in Colorado, which marks the most World Cups on American soil since the 1996-97 season.
“We are thrilled to bring four World Cups to U.S. venues this season to provide our country’s ski racing fans with more opportunities to see the best skiers across the globe compete on our home turf,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard President & CEO Sophie Goldschmidt. “This is a pivotal move for our organization and FIS to grow the sport within the United States and make events more accessible to attend. The expansion gives us a further opportunity to bring more attention to the sport domestically and inspire the next generation of U.S. athletes.”
The 2022-23 season will begin in North America with the Killington Cup over Thanksgiving Weekend for a women’s slalom and giant slalom World Cup. The following week, the men will travel to Beaver Creek for the annual Xfinity Birds of Prey super-G and two downhills. Following several European World Cup stops, the men will return to the states for tech events at Palisades Tahoe on February 25-26, 2023. That event will then be followed by the speed events at Aspen Mountain on March 3-5, 2023.
In addition to the newly announced alpine World Cup events, Deer Valley will again host the Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International from February 2-4, 2023.
The 2022-23 FIS World Cup schedules will be confirmed on May 25 at the annual FIS Congress.
2022-23 U.S. WORLD CUP SCHEDULE
Nov. 26-27: Killington Cup, Killington, Vermont; women’s slalom/giant slalom
Dec. 2-4: Xfinity Bird of Prey, Beaver Creek, Colorado; men’s super-G/downhill/downhill
Feb. 25-26: Palisades Tahoe, California; men’s slalom/giant slalom
March 3-5: Americas Downhill, Aspen, Colorado; men’s super-G/downhill
Feb. 2-4: Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International, Deer Valley, Utah; men’s and women’s aerials/moguls
FREESKI & SNOWBOARD
Dec. 16-17: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Copper Mountain, Colorado; men’s and women’s halfpipe
Dec. 16-17: Visa Big Air Presented by Toyota, Copper Mountain, Colorado; men’s and women’s big air
Feb. 2-4: Toyota U.S. Grand Prix, Mammoth Mountain, California; men’s and women’s halfpipe/slopestyle