All you Need to Know about the 50th FIS Alpine World Cup

By KerryNatives, 12 Nov '15 at 10:22

It’s one of the biggest events in the ski calendar, and this season the FIS Alpine World Cup celebrates its 50th birthday! But what can we expect from the 2015-2016 season?

Where and When
The competition kicked off on October 24th in Solden, Austria and will conclude in St Moritz, Switzerland on March 20th 2016. However, the competition will not be restricted to just Europe, with events taking place in a number of top ski resorts across the world including Aspen and Lake Louise. Keen to watch the action first hand? Or simply want to follow the events? You can keep up to date with the schedule here.


How To Watch
Avid fans can watch the live streaming of all the events online. If you’re in Europe, tv.eurosport.co.uk is a subscription site, which shows a range of live sports including the Alpine Ski World Cup. Alternatively, you can catch the highlights as well as behind the scenes action via the FIS Alpine YouTube account.

Of course, if you’re planning on seeing the action up close, tickets are available from the resorts, including those for the final in St Moritz. If you happen to be in any of the resorts during the fixtures, you’re in for a treat as many of the bars will be making the most of the extra crowds and added atmosphere with their own special events.


Who You Should Be Watching
Austrian Marcel Hirscher will be defending his overall Men’s title after a four year winning streak which has made him the biggest name in technical ski racing. Norwegians Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud will both be vying for the title, but if Hirscher can win the overall title again this season, he’ll be the only contestant to win the title five times in a row, overtaking Marc Girardelli who won five titles over a nine year span.
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In the women’s category, 20 year old American Mikaela Shiffrin is the favourite. Already highly respected among her peers for becoming the youngest slalom champion in the history of Olympic Alpine Skiing, Shiffrin has become well known for her unusual training methods. Her main competition will come from fellow American Lindsey Vonn, who has won an incredible 67 World Cup races since her debut aged 16 in 2000.


Get Involved
You can find seasonal jobs available in the host resorts for this seasons 50th FIS Alpine World Cup using our directory.

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