"Reduction of the FIS carbon footprint"
«The inclusion of the races strengthens the speed disciplines and offers special sporting moments for athletes and fans thanks to the historic routing with start in Switzerland and finish in Italy. The fact that the teams have the opportunity to train locally all year round could also reduce travel to long distance venues in the southern hemisphere and help FIS reduce its carbon footprint.»
President of FIS
"Ski associations look forward to new challenge"
«For years, the wish has been expressed for more speed events in the World Cup calendar in order to create a balance between speed and technical races. With the Speed Opening at the foot of the Matterhorn, we can now meet this request faster than we had hoped.»
President of Swiss-Ski
"Milestone in the history of the Alpine Ski World Cup"
«This transnational World Cup event is a milestone in the history of the Alpine Ski World Cup. The fact that the premiere can already take place at the beginning of the coming season is a great challenge, which we are happy to accept.»
President of FISI
"Concentrated know-how as a guarantee for success"
«With Swiss-Ski, the FISI, the team of experts from Val Gardena/Gröden responsible for the sporting organization of the races, Didier Défago as piste planner and Pirmin Zurbriggen as advisor and ambassador, as well as the key people on the local organizing committee, we have the necessary experience to organize a top event over the upcoming months.»
President of Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening
"A downhill run that leaves nothing out!"
«In addition to the unique panorama, the unspoilt nature and of course the view of the Matterhorn, the course itself is also impressive: we have created a downhill run that has everything – from jumps to long turns and gliding sections to speed elements, it doesn't leave anything out.»
"A dream comes true"
«I appreciate being able to contribute my knowledge and experience to such a visionary and innovative project. The World Cup races in Zermatt and Cervinia are a dream come true.»
Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening Ambassador and Advisor