|Opening ceremony||12 February 1939|
|Closing ceremony||15 February 1939|
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1939 were held 12–15 February at Kasprowy Wierch in the Western Tatras, south of Zakopane, Poland. Due to World War II, these were the last official championships for nine years, until the 1948 Winter Olympics.
Josef Jennewein, Wilhelm Walch and Helga Gödl were Austrians but after the Anschluss in 1938 they were citizen of Nazi-Germany. The medals which they did win do still count for Germany. Hellmuth Lantschner also was an Austrian but he did change to Germany in 1935 and did start for the German Ski Federation since that time.
Kasprowy Wierch is a peak of a long crest (ridgeline) in the Western Tatras one of Poland's main winter ski areas. Its dominant southern crests, WSW and ESE, mark the border with Slovakia. It is accessible in most conditions by foot and daily by cablecar.
The Western Tatras are mountains in the Tatras, part of the Carpathian Mountains, located on the Polish-Slovak borders. The mountains border the High Tatras in the east, Podtatranská kotlina in the south, Choč Mountains in the west and Rów Podtatrzański in the north. The main ridge is 37 kilometers long and the mountain range contains 31 two-thousanders.
Zakopane is a town in the extreme south of Poland, in the southern part of the Podhale region at the foot of the Tatra Mountains. From 1975 to 1998 it was part of Nowy Sącz Province; since 1999 it has been part of Lesser Poland Province. As of 2016 its population was 27,424.
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