2019 FIS world championship

Challenging weather during the FIS World Championships meant cancellations for three different finals events due to safety concerns.

US Ski and Snowboard Director of Communications Tom Webb says that canceling events is the last thing event organizers want to do but is a measure they sometimes have to resort to.

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Athletes with Park City ties had great success on their home slopes at the FIS World Championships. Overall nine medals were collected thanks to athletes with local ties.

14 medals were won by the USA at the 2019 FIS World Championships in Park City. The US led the way in medal counts over Canada’s nine. US Ski and Snowboard Director of Communications Tom Webb says the organization was happy to win the overall medal count.

Park City Municipal Corporation

Summit County and Park City Municipal are accustomed to managing large events such as the 2002 Olympics, Sundance, the Tour of Utah and World Championship events like the current FIS competition at Canyons, Park City Mountain and Deer Valley. There’s an operations center behind the scenes that monitors every conceivable facet of this kind of large-scale special event. Carolyn Murray has this story:



As the 2019 FIS Championships move competition exclusively to Park City and Deer Valley Resorts, the head of International Ski Federation denies climate change, and declares it’s easier to work with dictators when it comes to organizing Olympic Games. Carolyn Murray has this:

The article outlining FIS President, Gian Franco-Kasper’s comments came from the Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeige.The publication said Franco-Casper triggered outrage with statements when he said, "there is no proof" when asked about climate change.

FIS Crowd Doubled Sheriff's Office Expectations

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The FIS National Championships opened at the Canyons Village on Saturday night. KPCW received reports from attendees that crowds were not well managed, there were no barriers set up to funnel people in and out of the venue and it had an overall feeling of a mosh pit with people densely packed into the plaza area. Carolyn Murray has this:

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We’re halfway through the FIS World Championships and the events have shifted their focus exclusively to Park City’s resorts.

U.S. athletes Ashley Caldwell and Jonathan Lillis both are looking to defend their world title in Freestyle Aerials on Wednesday. Caldwell’s path to repeating as champion has had a large roadblock, recovering from a shoulder surgery last winter.

The FIS World Championships are in full swing here in Park City. World-class athletes from across the globe will be in town from now until the closing ceremonies on Sunday.

Youth Sports Alliance

The FIS World Championships kick off this weekend with snowboardcross, skicross and team snowboardcross at Solitude Mountain resort and the opening ceremonies and Freeski Big Air Final at the Canyons Village. Amongst all the athletes that will be competing from now until the 10th of February, 38 have ties to Park City. 

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As Sundance Film Festival begins to wrap up, the FIS World Championships roll into town. More than 1,400 athletes from 40 nations will come into town to compete to be world champions.

Ahead of the start of the 10-day competition Calum Clark of the 2019 World Championships Committee spoke to the effort gone into preparing for the world championships.


The U.S. Ski and Snowboard FIS World Championship is headed to Park City in February, briefly overlapping with the Sundance Film Festival. How much does it cost—and what will it give to the community? KPCW’s Emily Means has more.

On Tuesday, the City Council approved U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s request for a Level Five Special Event Permit, anticipating around 60,000 visitors during the 2019 FIS World Championship.