Today the FIS, Swiss Ski and FISI published the below statement on their communication websites:
Declaration on the Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening
FIS, Swiss-Ski, FISI and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) have signed a five-year contract for the seasons 2022/23 to 2026/27 inclusive. The agreement provides for four speed events to be held in Zermatt-Cervinia at the end of October and in November of each season. As a result, four World Cup downhill races, two for men and two for women, will also be held in Zermatt-Cervinia in November 2024. These four events are included in the provisional FIS World Cup calendar approved by the FIS Council.
The four partners (FIS, Swiss-Ski, FISI and the LOC) will nevertheless carry out an in-depth analysis of the situation involving all the stakeholders concerned, in particular sponsors, television channels, ski lifts, insurance companies and representatives of tourism and local authorities. This detailed assessment will also include a review of the meteorological data and lessons learned from experience. We are convinced that this analysis will be a decisive factor in the organization of a top event in 2024.
This declaration represents a clear and strong commitment on the part of the three federations with regard to the 2024 event. According to these statements, the LOC is working with determination on the aforementioned analysis and preparatory work for 2024.