MATTERHORN CERVINO SPEED OPENING

Downhills Men
cancelled

Downhills Women
cancelled

 

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FIRST CROSS-BORDER SKI WORLD CUP RACE IN HISTORY CANCELLED

The first cross-border Ski World Cup race in the history of the World Cup on the newly designed "Gran Becca" course by Olympic downhill champion Didier Défago has been cancelled. Until the very end, those responsible for the Audi FIS World Cup Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening hoped that the total of four downhill runs could take place as planned. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. Accordingly, the two men's downhill runs on 29 and 30 October and the two women's downhill runs on 5 and 6 November had to be cancelled due to a lack of snow on the lower part of the piste and for safety reasons. This is all the more regrettable as the organizers of the "Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening" have put in a lot of effort and have set up a piste and top organisation in just eight months!

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THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

The organizers in Cervinia and Zermatt did not let themselves be discouraged by the cancellation of the race, and so the supporting programme in Zermatt and Cervinia took place as planned and thrilled the numerous ski fans and guests on site. According to the motto "The show must go on", the partners of Zermatt and Cervinia turned ski fans and guests themselves into ski stars themselves: on Saturday, 29 October 2022, a race for everyone took place on the upper part of the Gran Becca race course: the Worldcup Guest Race.

The races were run as a team and together with personalities from the ski circus, such as Pirmin and Elia Zurbriggen, piste designer Didier Défago or the former ski stars Fränzi Aufdenblatten and Bruno Kernen. Also officials such as Urs Lehmann, Swiss Ski President, Franz Julen and Christian Ziörjen, OK President and Director of the Matterhorn Cervino Ski Opening, took part.

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Impressions of the 2022 World Cup guest race

📷Nicolas Wicki