|Host city||St. Moritz, Switzerland|
|Opening ceremony||2 February 2003|
|Closing ceremony||16 February 2003|
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2003 were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, at Piz Nair from February 2-16, 2003.
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are an alpine skiing competition organized by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
St. Moritz is a high Alpine resort town in the Engadine in Switzerland, at an elevation of about 1,800 metres (5,910 ft) above sea level. It is Upper Engadine's major village and a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.
Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.
St. Moritz previously hosted the world championships in 1974, as well as the 1948 Winter Olympics and the 1928 Winter Olympics (no alpine skiing).
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1974 were held in St. Moritz, Switzerland, at Piz Nair from February 3–10, 1974.
At the 1948 Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the six alpine skiing events were held on Piz Nair from Monday, 2 February to Thursday, 5 February 1948.
The 1928 Winter Olympics, officially known as the II Olympic Winter Games, were a winter multi-sport event which was celebrated February 11–19, 1928 in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
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|Fri 08-Feb||Downhill – men||2840 m||2040 m||800 m||2.989 km||26.8 %|
|Sat 09-Feb||Downhill – women||2745||2040||705||2.719||25.9|
|Wed 06-Feb||Downhill – (K) – men||2745||2040||705||2.828||24.9|
|Sun 10-Feb||Downhill – (K) – women||2590||2040||550||2.583||21.3|
|Sat 02-Feb||Super-G – men||2645||2040||605||2.358||25.7|
|Sun 03-Feb||Super-G – women||2590||2040||550||2.118||26.0|
|Tue 12-Feb||Giant Slalom – men||2485||2040||445|
|Wed 13-Feb||Giant Slalom – women||2435||2040||395|
|Sat 16-Feb||Slalom – men||2220||2040||180|
|Fri 15-Feb||Slalom – women||2205||2040||165|
|Wed 06-Feb||Slalom – (K) – men||2205||2040||165|
|Sun 10-Feb||Slalom – (K) – women||2205||2040||165|
|Fri 08-Feb||Downhill – men||9318 ft||6693 ft||2625 ft||1.854 mi.||26.8 %|
|Sat 09-Feb||Downhill – women||9006||6693||2313||1.690||25.9|
|Wed 06-Feb||Downhill – (K) – men||9006||6693||2313||1.757||24.9|
|Sun 10-Feb||Downhill – (K) – women||8497||6693||1804||1.605||21.3|
|Sat 02-Feb||Super-G – men||8678||6693||1985||1.465||25.7|
|Sun 03-Feb||Super-G – women||8497||6693||1804||1.316||26.0|
|Tue 12-Feb||Giant Slalom – men||8153||6693||1460|
|Wed 13-Feb||Giant Slalom – women||7989||6693||1296|
|Sat 16-Feb||Slalom – men||7283||6693||590|
|Fri 15-Feb||Slalom – women||7234||6693||541|
|Wed 06-Feb||Slalom – (K) – men||7234||6693||541|
|Sun 10-Feb||Slalom – (K) – women||7234||6693||541|
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2005 were held in Bormio, Italy, between January 28 and February 13, 2005.
Silvan Zurbriggen is a retired Swiss World Cup alpine ski racer who competed primarily in downhill and combined, and occasionally in super-G. In 2012, he stopped competing in slalom due to poor results.
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Piz Nair is a mountain of the Albula Alps in Switzerland, overlooking St. Moritz in the canton of Graubünden. The peak is easily accessible from the village with a funicular and a cable car; the upper station unloads 30 metres (100 ft) below the summit. Below the summit to the east is the Corviglia ski area.
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Corviglia is a location on the eastern slopes of Piz Nair, overlooking St. Moritz in the canton of Graubünden. It lies on the watershed between the rivers Schlattain and the Ovel da la Resgia, at an elevation of 2,486 m (8,156 ft). Corviglia is mainly accessible from the town by the St. Moritz–Corviglia funicular, via Chantarella. At Corviglia, an aerial tramway climbs west to Piz Nair, unloading slightly below its summit.
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