On Wednesday (25 May), the International Ski Federation (FIS) Council approved the schedules for the upcoming 2022-2023 alpine skiing World Cup season. Four-time women’s overall winner Mikaela Shiffrin will begin her defence of her title on October 22 at the traditional opening giant slalom event in Soelden, Austria.
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On November 26-27, the American will compete in front of home fans in the Killington stage of the FIS schedule. The other three U.S. stages are located at Beaver Creek, Palisades Tahoe, and Aspen, but the latter three are only included in the men’s circuit.
There will be 41 individual World Cup races for women skiers (two fewer than for men), with the defending Olympic champion likely to compete in the most of the technical events (slalom, giant slalom), as well as a few of the speed competitions (super G, downhill).
Tech expert Shiffrin said Ski Racing Media, “My focus wasn’t really on speed this year, but then it worked out very nicely for these last races and that’s just great.” Shiffrin competed in ten speed races during the 2021/2022 World Cup season, and she finished in the top three in five of them.
The first-ever cross-border event in World Cup history, the women’s speed season will begin on 5 November with the first of two downhills between Zermatt (Switzerland) and Cervinia (Italy).
According to her coach Mike Day, the six-time world champion is considering adding more speed races to her schedule.
For the third consecutive season, there will be no mixed races, and the women’s circuit will host more technical events (22 vs. 19).
Shiffrin will compete at the 2023 World Championships from February 6-19 in Courchevel-Meribel, France, and then wrap up her season at the 2023 World Cup Finals from March 13-19 in Soldeu, Andorra.
Below you’ll find the complete women’s schedule for the season, including the world championships.