|FIS Alpine World Ski Championships|
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships is an alpine skiing competition organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
The inaugural world championships in alpine skiing were held in 1931. During the 1930s, the event was held annually in Europe, until interrupted by the outbreak of World War II, preventing a 1940 event. An event was held in 1941, but included competitors only from nations from the Axis powers or nations not at war with them. The results were later cancelled by the FIS in 1946 because of the limited number of participants, so they are not considered official.
Following the war, the championships were connected with the Olympics for several decades. From 1948 through 1982, the competition was held in even-numbered years, with the Winter Olympics acting as the World Championships through 1980, and a separate competition held in even-numbered non-Olympic years. The 1950 championships in the United States at Aspen were the first held outside of Europe and the first official championships separate of the Olympics since 1939.
The combined event was dropped after 1948 with the addition of the giant slalom in 1950, but returned in 1954 as a "paper" race which used the results of the three events: downhill, giant slalom, and slalom. During Olympic years from 1956 through 1980, FIS World Championship medals were awarded in the combined, but not Olympic medals. The combined returned as a separately run event in 1982 with its own downhill and two-run slalom, and the Super-G was added to the program in 1987. (Both were also added to the Olympics in 1988.)
There were no World Championships in 1983 or 1984 and since 1985, they have been scheduled in odd-numbered years, independent of the Winter Olympics. A lack of snow in southern Spain in 1995 caused a postponement to the following year.
|Year||Place||Country||Year||Official FIS designation||Events|
|1931||Mürren||Switzerland||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1931||1st Alpine World Ski Championships||4|
|1932||Cortina d'Ampezzo||Italy||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1932||2nd Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1933||Innsbruck||Austria||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1933||3rd Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1934||St. Moritz||Switzerland||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1934||4th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1935||Mürren||Switzerland||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1935||5th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1936||Innsbruck||Austria||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1936||6th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1937||Chamonix||France||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1937||7th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1938||Engelberg||Switzerland||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1938||8th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1939||Zakopane||Poland||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1939||9th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1941||Cortina d'Ampezzo||Italy||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1941||none||-|
|1948||St. Moritz||Switzerland||1948 Winter Olympics||10th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1950||Aspen, Colorado||United States||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1950||11th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1952||Oslo||Norway||1952 Winter Olympics||12th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1954||Åre||Sweden||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1954||13th Alpine World Ski Championships||8|
|1956||Cortina d'Ampezzo||Italy||1956 Winter Olympics||14th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1958||Badgastein||Austria||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1958||15th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1960||Squaw Valley, California||United States||1960 Winter Olympics||16th Alpine World Ski Championships||9|
|1962||Chamonix||France||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1962||17th Alpine World Ski Championships||8|
|1964||Innsbruck||Austria||1964 Winter Olympics||18th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1966||Portillo||Chile||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1966||19th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1968||Grenoble||France||1968 Winter Olympics||20th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1970||Val Gardena||Italy||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1970||21st Alpine World Ski Championships||8|
|1972||Sapporo||Japan||1972 Winter Olympics||22nd Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1974||St. Moritz||Switzerland||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1974||23rd Alpine World Ski Championships||8|
|1976||Innsbruck||Austria||1976 Winter Olympics||24th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1978||Garmisch-Partenkirchen||West Germany||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1978||25th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1980||Lake Placid, New York||United States||1980 Winter Olympics||26th Alpine World Ski Championships||6|
|1982||Schladming||Austria||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1982||27th Alpine World Ski Championships||8|
|1985||Bormio||Italy||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1985||28th Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|1987||Crans-Montana||Switzerland||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1987||29th Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|1989||Vail, Colorado||United States||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1989||30th Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|1991||Saalbach||Austria||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1991||31st Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|1993||Morioka||Japan||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1993||32nd Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|1996||Sierra Nevada||Spain||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1996||33rd Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|1997||Sestriere||Italy||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1997||34th Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|1999||Vail/Beaver Creek, CO||United States||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1999||35th Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|2001||St. Anton||Austria||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2001||36th Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|2003||St. Moritz||Switzerland||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2003||37th Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|2005||Bormio||Italy||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2005||38th Alpine World Ski Championships||10|
|2007||Åre||Sweden||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007||39th Alpine World Ski Championships||11|
|2009||Val d'Isère||France||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2009||40th Alpine World Ski Championships||11|
|2011||Garmisch-Partenkirchen||Germany||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2011||41st Alpine World Ski Championships||11|
|2013||Schladming||Austria||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2013||42nd Alpine World Ski Championships||11|
|2015||Vail/Beaver Creek, CO||United States||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015||43rd Alpine World Ski Championships||11|
|2017||St. Moritz||Switzerland||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2017||44th Alpine World Ski Championships||11|
|2019||Åre||Sweden||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2019||45th Alpine World Ski Championships||11|
|2021||Cortina d'Ampezzo||Italy||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2021||46th Alpine World Ski Championships||13|
|2023||Courchevel-Méribel||France||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2023||47th Alpine World Ski Championships||13|
|2025||Saalbach||Austria||FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2025||48th Alpine World Ski Championships||13|
A total of twelve countries have hosted the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, including those which were shared with the Winter Olympics. All of the top-7 on the list of nations which have won FIS World Cup races have been selected as host at least twice. The World Championships have been held only once in the Southern Hemisphere, in August 1966 at Portillo, Chile. The list is complete through 2021 and does not include the unofficial 1941 event.
|Country||World Championships hosted||Earliest|
| Latest |
|Total number||Independent||Shared with|
|Men's giant slalom||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Men's Super G||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Men's Parallel Event||•|
|Women's giant slalom||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Women's Super G||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Women's Parallel Event||•|
|Mixed Nations Team Event||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
Note: The men's Super G in 1993 and the team event in 2009 were cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, and no medals were awarded.
Participants with five or more medals in the individual disciplines (not including team events) at the Alpine Skiing World Championships are (boldface denotes active skiers):
|Kjetil André Aamodt||Norway||12||5||4||3|
|Aksel Lund Svindal||Norway||9||5||2||2|
|Émile Allais 1||France||8||4||4||0|
|Ted Ligety||United States||7||5||0||2|
|Rudolf Rominger 1||Switzerland||7||4||1||2|
|David Zogg 1||Switzerland||7||3||4||0|
|Bode Miller||United States||5||4||1||0|
|Anton Seelos 1||Austria||5||4||1||0|
|Otto Furrer 1||Switzerland||5||1||2||2|
1Note: Medals earned in the 1930s, when it was an annual event.
|Christl Cranz 1,2||Germany||15||12||3||0|
|Mikaela Shiffrin||United States||11||6||2||3|
|Lindsey Vonn||United States||8||2||3||3|
|Lisa Resch 1||Germany||8||1||4||3|
|Käthe Grasegger 1||Germany||7||0||1||6|
|Inge Wersin-Lantschner 1||Austria||6||3||3||0|
|Anny Rüegg 1||Switzerland||5||2||1||2|
|Nini von Arx-Zogg 1||Switzerland||5||0||4||1|
|Julia Mancuso||United States||5||0||2||3|
1Note: Medals earned in the 1930s, when it was an annual event.2Note: Medals from the non-recognized 1941 championship not included
Top 10 skiers who won more gold medals at the Alpine Skiing World Championships (including at team events) are listed below. Boldface denotes active skiers and highest medal count among all skiers (including these who not included in these tables) per type.
|1||Marcel Hirscher||Austria||2013||2019||7 **||4||–||11 **|
|4||Kjetil André Aamodt||Norway||1991||2003||5||4||3||12|
|5||Aksel Lund Svindal||Norway||2005||2019||5||2||2||9|
|8||Ted Ligety||United States||2009||2015||5||–||2||7|
|3||Anja Pärson||Sweden||2001||2011||7||2 *||4 *||13 **|
|4||Mikaela Shiffrin||United States||2013||2021||6||2||3||11|
* including one medal in the Mixed team event
** including two medals in the Mixed team event
The tables for both genders include medals won at the nine Winter Olympics from 1948 through 1980, though these were also World Championships. The mixed team events is not included for both genders, therefore there is special table for these team competitions. Also, there are two cumulative medal tables – the first one includes medals won at the nine Winter Olympics from 1948 through 1980, the second one don't includes these medals. All tables are current through 2021.
Mixed team events
Total (not including 1948–1980 Winter Olympics)
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