Cortina 2021 Alpine World Ski Championships

The wait is over and one year later; after Chamonix and Garmisch-Partenkirchen World Cup races, the next stop for the Alpine Skiing Racing is Cortina d’Ampezzo.

The Opening Ceremony of the Alpine World Ski Championships will take place in the Piazza Della Stazione in Cortina d’Ampezzo on Sunday 7th February 2021 at 6 pm (CET).

The Dolomites, a territory unique in the world for its beauty, will be the main protagonist of the event.

"With the Alpine Ski World Championships, we will honor our country – comments Alessandro Benetton, President of Fondazione Cortina 2021 – On 7 February the best version of Italy will go on stage, with the whole world watching (...). Our hope is that from the unparalleled scenery of Queen of the Dolomites, a message of hope and rebirth can reach the world, based on the healthy and constructive values of sport and the mountain".

From 7 to 21 February, the ‘Queen of the Dolomites’ will be the hotspot for the world of skiing, with the very best skiers in the world competing for the medals and the World Champion Title. Two weeks of action with the Downhill, Super-G, Giant Slalom, Slalom, Alpine Combined, Parallel, and Team Parallel titles on the line.

The numbers behind the organization of the first major winter sports event in the pandemic era are impressive. There are 5 world championship racecourses -Olympia delle Tofane, Vertigine, Labirinti, Rumerlo, and Druscié A; 13 races, that will decide an equal number of world titles and assign a total of 39 medals; +600 athletes from 71 nations will take turns during the 14 days of the event. There are 3.500 people involved in the event, including staff, volunteers, and members of the Federations; 450 men working on the tracks, 550 accredited media; 140 television cameras are installed and 90 of these will operate simultaneously. More than 500 million people from all over the world will watch the competitions with live TV coverage, without forget