Guest races instead of World Cup races

As is well known, the World Cup downhill races in Zermatt/Cervinia fell victim to the warm temperatures; the premiere of the first cross-border World Cup race had to be cancelled as a result, to the great regret of everyone involved. The fact that there was still a happy winner on the podium on Saturday, 29 October 2022, is thanks to the Zermatt Tourist Board and the partners of the Speed Opening, who organized instead of a World Cup race a guest race.


Audi FIS World Cup men’s Matterhorn Cervino races cancelled

Despite the greatest efforts and tireless commitment on the part of the organizing committee, the men's downhill races of the Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening were cancelled on Saturday after the final snow check by race director Hannes Trinkl and assistant Raimund Plancker (men) due to the lack of snow and the safety situation on the course.


Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening: winners take home the Matterhorn!

In Kitzbühel there's the golden chamois, while the World Cup race in Levi is traditionally associated with reindeer. A victory trophy will be awarded for the first time in Zermatt at the end of October and the winners of the first cross-border World Cup races can look forward to the Matterhorn – in the truest sense of the word.


Franz Julen : "That's the idea!"

On October 29 and 30 with the men and November 5 and 6 with the women, weather permitting, the first cross-border World Cup event dedicated to speed with the complicity of two countries will be celebrated: the Gran Becca starts on Swiss territory and arrives on Italian territory. The story of Franz Julen, president of the organizing committee.


Spektakuläres Rahmenprogramm bei der Weltcup-Premiere, Teil 1

Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening – das ist nicht nur Spitzensport vom Allerfeinsten. Den Skifans aus aller Welt wird sowohl in Zermatt als auch in Cervinia ein spektakuläres Rahmenprogramm geboten, das keine Wünsche offen lässt. Hier die Höhepunkte der ersten Woche.


Renowned partners provide support for the Speed Opening

On 29 October we will see the start of the very first cross-border World Cup ski race. The Matterhorn Cervino Speed Opening will be supported by Sunrise, HUGO BOSS, BKW and OCHSNER SPORT as well as three other renowned national and international partners.


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