After it’s meeting in Zurich, FIS released provisional calendars for the upcoming season.
All dates need to be confirmed by the FIS council, so official calendars won’t be published before it’s meeting in June in South Korea. In the last years, there were always some changes to the calendar draft before the council meeting.
First Summer Grand Prix
For the first time ever also the Ladies will have a Summer Grand Prix series. GP competitions will be held at three venues, Courchevel, Hinterzarten and Almaty. The highlight of the summer will of course be on August 18, when the first mixed-team competition ever will be held in Hinterzarten.
Only four Summer Continental Cups are scheduled: There will be two competitions in July in Sochi and two at the beginning of September in Lillehammer. So as of today, the German Summer Tour, that was held in the last years always in Bischofsgrün, Pöhla and Oberwiesenthal, won’t be held this year.
Four World Cups in Germany and Japan
The number of World Cups will be increased from 13 this year to 17. Like in the last year, the opening will be held in Lillehammer. Still in December World Cups in Sochi and Ramsau will follow. Early in January four World Cups will be held in Germany, two in Schonach and two in Hinterzarten. Then there will be a break of two weeks, before the World Cup continues in February in Japan. Also there will be four competitions, in Sapporo and Zao. Back in Europe there will be two World Cups in Ljubno, then the jumpers will head over to Predazzo for the World Championships. The World Cup final will again be held in Norway. There will be a competition in Trondheim first, two days later the last World Cup will be held in Oslo.
The calendar for the Winter Continental Cups has not been released yet.