Three sites bid to host 2017 Alpine worlds

Posted By: The Ski Channel on May 3, 2011 8:52 am

SWITZERLAND —  St. Moritz (Switzerland) and Cortina d’Ampezzo (Italy) have bid for a third straight time to host alpine skiing’s world championships.

The FIS said today that bidding for the 2017 event will be a three-way contest with Are (Sweden).

St. Moritz and Cortina lost out to Austria’s Schladming for 2013 rights and Vail-Beaver Creek in the United States for 2015.  Are hosted in the event in 2007.

The FIS ruling council will name the winner in June 2012, at its congress in Gangwon Province, South Korea.