Åre, Sweden set to host 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships!

In 2019 Åre, Sweden, will host the 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships where skiers from all over the world will compete for first place, and members of the Champions Club can watch the fierce competition from the world’s best athletes.

The town of Åre is well-known as being one of the greatest places to ski in Northern Europe. It has been a popular destination for tourists, drawing in locals and visitors alike to enjoy the tall mountains and sweeping slopes.

But underneath the ski town surface, Åre has much more to offer.

For the avid outdoorsman, an abundance of activities await. In the warmer months visitors can enjoy kayaking, hiking, climbing, biking. In the colder months, of course, Åre resort is the largest resort in Sweden with spectacular views and even better snow.

For the foodie, Åre boasts a variety of restaurants to choose from. You can try local Swedish and Scandinavian scene, or hit something a little more familiar and try a local pizza straight from the oven.

For the history buff, Åre boasts beautiful churches and fascinating museums where you can learn about the history and culture of the town. Åre Old Church was Åre’s first Christian church, and its oldest sections were built in the 12th century.

With sweeping mountains and splendid scenery, delicious restaurants, and captivating history, Åre has something for everyone. We hope you’ll join us as we explore the town and cheer on our athletes as they work hard to become the best.

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Tiger Shaw Visits PyeongChang Olympic Venues

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (July 15, 2016) – President and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard Tiger Shaw visited PyeongChang, South Korea to meet with heads of the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG).

“The Olympic venues look great and it looks like preparations are going well,” said Shaw after his visit. “PyeongChang will become a completely different place after the Games and feel tremendous economic development—like Vail or Park City in the U.S.”

POCOG’s President Lee Hee-beom, along with Executive Vice President of International Relations Kim Jae-youl, thanked Shaw for coming to Korea and asked for support for the Olympic Games from the U.S. “I hope U.S. Ski & Snowboard can help us in gathering international winter sports fans’ interest toward the PyeongChang 2018 Games through next seasons’ alpine World Cup which will be held in Korea,” said Lee. “The experience of U.S. Ski & Snowboard will also be helpful in building our organizational expertise.”

Shaw plans on returning to Korea this season for the women’s alpine World Cup races, and highlighted Korean-American snowboarder Chloe Kim, who is aiming to compete at the 2018 Olympics.