This year's Alpine Skiing World Cup commences on the glacier at Soelden on 23rd October and continues right through to the final races in Lenzerheide on 13th March 2021. We also have the World Championships this season in Bormio and Santa Caterina from 29th January 2021 to 12th February.
The World Cup is made up of five different disciplines; the high speed downhill, the Super G which combines the speed of the Downhill with the technical turns of the Giant Slalom, the Giant Slalom and the Slalom. There is also the Combined competition which puts together 2 runs of slalom with a downhill with the lowest total time declared the winner.
Points are awarded to those competitors who finish in the Top 30 places.
25-27th February: The Ladies contested 3 events in Torino on the Olympic hill which came in for much criticism from some of the racers. In the Super G victory went to Anja Paerson ahead of Isolde Kostner with her best result of the season, Micky Dorfmeister, Tina Maze and Hilde Gerg. The following day in a more entertaining Downhill Paerson completed a double this time finishing clear of Janica Kostelic, Gerg, Dorfmeister and Emily Brydon of Canada. Finally on Sunday the Ladies contested their first of the new Super Combineds. The win went to Kostelic ahead of Paerson, Brydon, Nicole Hosp and Lindsay Kildow. Over in Kranjska Gora the men held their final technical races before the World Cup finals. The Giant Slalom went to Benni Raich in front of Hermann Maier, Kalle Pallander, Massimiliano Blardone and Daron Rahlves. The Slalom on Sunday was taken in style by Giorgio Rocca with Andre Myhrer second, Raich third, Rainer Schoenfelder fourth and Markus Larsson fifth.
5-6th March: In the last events prior to the World Cup finals the Men were in Kvitfjell in Norway. In Saturday's Downhill there was success for Hermann Maier with team mate Mario Scheiber second, Ambrosi Hoffmann third for Switzerland, Bode Miller fourth and Daron Rahlves fifth both for Team USA. The following day in the Super G Maier made it a golden double taking the win from Didier Defago, Rahlves, Benjamin Raich and Miller.
NEW: 10-13th March: The World Cup Finals were held in Switzerland in Lenzerheide. The Men's Downhill turned back the years as the win went to Lasse Kjus ahead of Bode Miller, Fritz Strobl, Michael Walchofer and Hermann Maier all of Austria. The Ladies race went to Renate Goetschl with France's Ingrid Jaquemod second, Elisabeth Goergl third, Janica Kostelic fourth and Julia Mancuso fifth. The Men's Super G went to Miller with Daron Rahlves again in second, Stephan Goergl third, Mario Buechel fourth and Kjetil Andre Aamodt fifth. Michaela Dorfmeister took the Ladies Super G from Marlies Schild, Anja Paerson, Lindsey Kildow and Renate Goetschl. Moving on to the technical disciplines, the Men's Giant Slalom was taken by Stephan Goergl ahead of Miller, Benni Raich, Maier and Sweden's Freddie Nyberg. The Ladies Slalom went to USA and Sarah Schleper taking her first ever World Cup victory, Kostelic, Nicole Hosp, Tanja Poutiainen and Martina Ertl followed her home. On the season's final day there was victory for Mario Matt in the Men's Slalom in front of Alois Vogl of Germany, Rainer Schoenfelder, Raich an Manfred Moelgg. The Ladies Giant Slalom was taken by Maria Jose Rienda Contreras for Spain with Poutiainen, Hosp, Goergl and Goetschl behind her.
To access the calendar and results of the various events please see the pages labelled Men and Women on the left.
This page last modified on 20th March 2021