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Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Åre 2018

Welcome We are pleased to welcome you at the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals 2018 in Åre, Sweden. It is great to have you here and we greatly appreciate your contributions to the unique atmosphere both at the Swedish National Alpine Arena and the charming town of Åre. We wish you a great week with many wonderful memories. At the same time, we do hope that you will return next February, when we will host the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2019. We already know now that Åre 2019 will be a must-see event, truly an epic experience of a lifetime! We would also like to take this opportunity to say "thank you" to all our volunteers and partners that make this event possible. A weeklong ski festival like the Audi FIS World Cup Finals would be unthinkable without all your hard work - please do know that your efforts are much appreciated!


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Contents 06



Competition Program


Course Map

11 Get to know the racers 21 About Åre 23

The Future of Åre – A four-season experience


Activities in Åre


How to Fika?


The Sami People


Good Apps and Info


Åre 2019 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships


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Presentation The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games that just finished were an enormous, delightful occurrence for all winter sports fans. But now it is time that the ski world turns its attention to Åre for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals 2018. The Åre 2018 Finals are the dress rehearsal for Åre 2019. They will introduce exciting novelties, such as the men's new downhill course making its global debut. The Finals will also see the first time since the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2007 that the ladies’ downhill course is put to race use. The Finals are the last week of competition in the 2017/2018 Audi FIS Ski World Cup campaign, with the season’s final races in downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and the alpine team event. The skiers qualified to compete are the top 25 based on the event-specific World Cup standings, as well as the reigning 2018 junior world champions in their title events. The Finals will take place in the Swedish Alpine National Arena, which will be used for the second time in history after the grand inauguration during the FIS Junior World Ski Championships 2017 last March. The World Cup Finals week from 14-18 March will serve as a proper warm-up for the main show, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2019 , in mere 11 months’ time. The Åre 2019 vision of "Inspiring the World to Ski" thus becomes real, step by step. This week in Åre, the races will exhibit world class alpine skiing. In addition, there is a lot to experience beyond the Arena. Åre is a community full of nature, nightlife, history and skiing, all of which we are exhilarated to share with you this week. Make sure to explore activities such as after-ski, ski testing, Sweden’s biggest waterfall and many others presented in this event program. "The Finals are the last week of competition in the 2017/2018 Audi FIS Ski World Cup campaign, with the season’s final races in downhill, super-G, giant slalom, slalom and the alpine team event."


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Competition Program MONDAY, MARCH 12 Downhill training Ladies Downhill training Men TUESDAY, MARCH 13 Downhill training Men Downhill training Ladies   WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14 Downhill Men Downhill Ladies   THURSDAY, MARCH 15 Super G Ladies Super G Men   FRIDAY, MARCH 16 Alpine Team Event   SATURDAY, MARCH 17 Giant Slalom Men Slalom Ladies   SUNDAY, MARCH 18 Giant Slalom Ladies Slalom Men


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Get to know the racers Ski Team Sweden Alpine Photo: Agency Zoom

FRIDA HANSDOTTER Born: 1985 Club: Norbergs SLK Lives: Fagersta The newly crowned Olympic slalom champion at PyeongChang 2018, Frida is in great form and is certainly looking to stand on the slalom season podium in Åre. She won the small globe for the best slalom skier in 2016, and then narrowly missed the podium in 4th place last year. With five podiums pre-Games, the Olympic gold will likely lend her wings for the rest of the season!

Photo: Klas Rockberg

ANNA SWENN LARSSON Born: 1991 Club: Rättviks SLK Lives: Åre Anna has worked her way back to the top 10 of the ladies’ slalom this season thanks to consistent top ten results as well as two European Cup victories. She returned from the Olympic Winter Games with a fantastic 5th place in her back pocket. Anna will be in the hunt for a good finish to the season to launch her preparations for the home Championships in 11 months.

Photo: Klas Rockberg

SARA HECTOR Born: 1992 Club: Kungsbergets Alpina Lives: Stockholm Sara might not have been thrilled with her 10th place finish in the Olympics and we know she can do better! With three top finishes pre-Games, Sara sits solidly in the top ten in the GS season rankings but needs a few strong showings to equal her career best 4th rank from 2015. She is poised to be one of the leaders on the Swedish ladies’ team at Åre 2019 and what better way to get psyched than to send it before the home crowd at the Finals?


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Get to know the racers Ski Team Sweden Alpine Photo: Klas Rockberg

ESTELLE ALPHAND Born: 1995 Club: Åre SLK Lives: Saint-Chaffrey, France Estelle is skiing the season of her life. The daughter of the French ski star Luc Alphand switched to racing for her mother’s native Sweden from this season and what a leap she’s made: Her World Cup personal bests now include a 5th place slalom finish from Lienz, Austria, and a 7th place giant slalom finish from Kronplatz, Italy. Estelle has established herself among the top 20 in both events and will be one of the Swedish young stars at Åre 2019.

Photo: Klas Rockberg

EMELIE WIKSTRÖM Born: 1992 Club: IFK Sävsjö Lives: Jönköping Emelie skied to a strong 12th place finish in the Olympic slalom at PyeongChang 2018 although back problems forced her to take a break from competition and skiing for a full month in January. In 2017 Emelie closed the season with an 11th rank in the season standings, her career best result and she will be one of the carrying forces of the strong Swedish ladies' team in 2019 as well.


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Get to know the racers Ski Team Sweden Alpine Photo: Agency Zoom

ANDRÉ MYHRER Born: 1983 Club: Bergsjö-Hassela AK Lives: Bergsjö André Myhrer made Swedish skiing history at the PyeongChang 2018 Games by becoming the second Swedish male to win an Olympic gold medal in slalom after Ingemar Stenmark. He already had bronze from Vancouver 2010 and a fourth place from Torino 2006. André won the 2012 slalom season title but is still looking for a World Championships medal, which will hopefully come at Åre 2019. At Åre 2018, he will be keen to add to his four podiums from this season, including a win at the Oslo City event.

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MATTIAS HARGIN Born: 1985 Club: Huddinge SK AF Lives: Monaco Mattias started his season with a podium finish at Finnish Levi but has struggled with consistency in the course of the current season. At the Stockholm City Event in his home town, he finished 5th and was hoping for a similar stellar performance at the Games. Luckily, Mattias has another chance to shine on home snow at the season finals which will be the dress rehearsal for the big show at the Åre 2019 Worlds.

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MATTS OLSSON Born: 1988 Club: Valfjällets SLK Lives: Karlstad Matts won his first World Cup in Alta Badia this season, a parallel giant slalom, and has consistently finished in the top 10 in the giant slalom all season, bar one exception. At PyeongChang 2018, Matts recorded a 10th place finish in the Olympic GS. With solid results in the season’s final races, Matts stands a chance to claim a spot on the GS podium at Åre 2018.


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Get to know the racers Ladies’ overall Photo: Agency Zoom


Turning 23 during the Åre 2018 Finals, Mikaela Shiffrin was a ski prodigy who’s already claimed her place in the skiing history annals. At Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, she became the youngest slalom Olympic champion in history, and at PyeongChang 2018 she added gold in giant slalom and silver in Alpine combined to her palmarès. At Åre 2018, Mikaela is looking to defend her overall World Cup title from last season, as well as adding a fifth slalom globe and her first giant slalom globe to her growing collection.

Ladies’ tech Photo: Agency Zoom


Photo: Agency Zoom


The winner of individual silver and bronze medals at the PyeongChang 2018 Games, Wendy has become a consistent podium finisher this season: already before the Olympics, she amassed nine podium places including a victory in alpine combined. Wendy is one of the main challengers for Mikaela Shiffrin in slalom as well as the overall standings.

The 2010 Olympic champion just missed a medal with a 4th place in South Korea but has been leading the giant slalom standings for most of the season thanks to her three season victories and two runner-up finishes. Viki is also a formidable speed skier and is definitely in the fight for a top three overall finish this season.


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Get to know the racers Ladies’ speed Photo: Agency Zoom


Photo: Agency Zoom


Photo: Agency Zoom


The winningest female ski racer in history, Lindsey has won 81 World Cups and has her eyes set on the all-time record now held by the Swedish great Ingemar Stenmark at 86. The list of other records set by Lindsey is long, for example she already has a trophy case with a total of 20 (TWENTY!) FIS World Cup crystal globes. After a hiatus of eight years after winning gold at Vancouver, she also won a bronze medal in the Olympic downhill, a medal that tasted like gold after overcoming numerous injuries. Lindsey will be dueling Sofia Goggia for another crystal globe at Åre 2018.

The newly-crowned Olympic downhill champion, the first Italian in history of ski racing to score this coveted title, Sofia is an all-rounder with a string of strong results in giant slalom and super-G as well. This season, Sofia is aiming to take home her first crystal globe, after finishing 2nd in the downhill standings in 2017.

After winning a World Championships silver medal in the super-G at St Moritz 2017, Tina collected an Olympic bronze at PyeongChang 2018. The 2017 super-G World Cup season champion has a superb chance to defend her title. Moreover, she is within reach of the downhill globe thanks to a strong speed season with half a dozen podiums to her name so far. The 27-year-old trains and races with the Swiss team, led by Lara Gut, who is her biggest challenger for the super-G honors.


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Get to know the racers Men’s overall Photo: Agency Zoom


With his double Olympic gold at PyeongChang 2018, Marcel Hirscher completed his already outstanding resume: the six-time back to back World Cup overall champion also has nine World Championships medals to his name, six of those gold. On the men's side, he is now ranked second behind the legendary Ingemar Stenmark in the number of World Cup wins. Will Hirscher claim the unbelievable 7th overall globe in Åre, cementing his position as GOAT (Greatest of All Time)?

Men’s overall Photo: Agency Zoom


Photo: Agency Zoom


The only man with a fighting chance to challenge Marcel Hirscher for the overall globe, Henrik is the runner-up in slalom and giant slalom as well. With no result lower than 9th all season, Henrik has already finished on the podium more than a dozen times and there are likely a couple more in store for him before the 2018 season concludes on 18 March.

Returning with two medals around his neck, Alexis can be satisfied with his PyeongChang 2018 campaign. The Frenchman has been delivering a tight fight for the top spot in giant slalom all season long together with Marcel Hirscher and Henrik Kristoffersen, and also claimed the Olympic bronze medal behind his two rivals. Alexis has been on the GS season podium consistently since 2013, with this season promising to be no exception. A strong season finish at Åre 2018 could even help him make it to the overall top three!


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Get to know the racers Men’s speed Photo: Agency Zoom


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Photo: Agency Zoom


The 2018 Olympic champion in downhill, Aksel added more hardware to his three medals won at Vancouver 2010. Coming back from yet another injury at the start of this season, Aksel has focused on racing events he can win and has done that with significant success. His chances are intact to win two more small crystal globes (and he already has eight of them at home, along with two large one) and perhaps even finish on the overall World Cup podium.

Another Attacking Viking, Kjetil has had another stellar season with two medals as a souvenir from PyeongChang 2018 and World Cup points in every event from city event to downhill this season. His best chances at winning a crystal globe at Åre 2018 are in super-G, the Norwegian men’s special domain. But if the stars line up right, he might also be dueling teammate Aksel Lund Svindal for a spot on the overall World Cup podium.

Also known as “ball lightning”, Beat Feuz has a phenomenal feeling for the snow but is not known to be a fitness / training freak. The winner of two speed medals (bronze in the downhill and silver in the super-G) at the 2018 Games, Feuz is in the midst of his best season and stands a chance to clinch his first crystal globe. Extremely consistent since the start of the season, Feuz has become a stable number on the downhill podium including before his home crowd at Wengen where he triumphed for the second time in his career.


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About Åre Over centuries, this little village in western Jämtland has attracted visitors from all over the world. Standing tall over all other mountains of Jämtland, Mount Åre (Åreskutan) features long and variable slopes, great off-piste skiing and fantastic views. The terrain is exceptional for anyone longing for an active lifestyle. Åre is the Alpine capital of Scandinavia with an international atmosphere. Nowadays people from all over the world flock to town to enjoy the night-less summers and the long, snowy winters alike. Time spent in the Nordic mountains is unique, filled with exciting activities and rare experiences. The special flair of the village of Åre is accentuated by its attractive social atmosphere, while remaining grounded and close to its surroundings. The high standard of


service and spectacular mountain life are just some of the reasons that make many Åre visitors return year after year. The village continues to grow thanks to the well-maintained slopes and a living history of alpine skiing. The first FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Åre took place in 1954, followed by the second edition in 2007. Both had an enormous impact on the development and image of Åre, and on its growth as the foremost mountain destination in the North of Europe. Some of the greatest examples include the Holiday Club resort that was built in time for the 2007 Championships and various enhancements made to the resort infrastructure, such as flood lighting and snow-making, as well as enabling most of the mountain to remain available for leisure skiing during competition.

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Nowadays many people choose to move to Åre during the winter to ski. But that is not the only reason. Why it´s trendy to move up here is because the village has so much more to offer than just skiing (even if that is the best in the North of Europe!).

The future of Åre: A four-season experience

Åre now provides great work opportunities, cultural experiences, social contacts and pride in the community. Over centuries, the village has been well-connected to winter and the sport of skiing. But thanks to engagement of many local businesses, the summers now have a lot more to offer than even ten years ago. The latest trend is to discover the mountains and to experience the beauty of nature in the summer as well. Let alone the changing colors during autumn break in September, and our favorite of all the five seasons, the spring winter! Åre today is truly an all year experience for all senses.

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Activities in Åre Åre is a special place offering something for everyone. During daytime, most people go (alpine) skiing, but it is possible to also shop or hang out in one of the many after-ski options or try many other options to explore the outstanding nature just around the corner. In addition, there are opportunities for spa, bathing, or gym. At night, the atmosphere is fantastic around the village square. Most restaurants tend to become bars or even nightclubs that are open into the wee hours.

Nightlife BYGGET

This large entertainment house offers Åre's greatest live scene, the Asian restaurant RAW, a whopping six bars, three dance floors, the fabulous library bar and a new Bistro which, in addition to being a restaurant, often turns into a rock bar at night. All have an international flavor, but with a sense of liveliness. Recommended for those who want to dance and have fun!


A renowned nightclub that has undergone a well-deserved revival and is now, 40 years after its premiere, in classic high form. Come and have a drink and be part of party history! The nightclub also stages live shows and theme nights during the season.


Verandan offers everything for proper after-ski, with Sweden's best live after-ski band. Sport & Bar, which entails a beautiful sports bar featuring a reasonable menu, has its own entrance from the eastern corner, towards Tottebo. Do not forget the classic Sunday club, every Sunday 22-02.


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Åre’s best location right on the slopes for ski in-ski out stays. Fjällgården features hot tubs, delicious food, comfortable beds and wonderful views of Åre Valley. Moreover, it delivers after-ski with a lot of fun. The cabin from Åre Square is free for those who want to visit Fjällgården! Phone: +46 647 145 00


With a passion for beer and food, Parkvillan offers an extensive menu with locally-grown produce and dishes. Phone: +46 647 510 40


Family-owned small and cozy neighborhood kitchen with tablecloths, serving pizza and a la carte containing everything from tapas to tasty steaks. Phone: +46 647-522 00


Italian take-away restaurant serving food made with passion and local produce. The menu ranges from pasta dishes to pizza and salads. Phone: +46 647-525 00


Restaurant and club with beautiful influences from Jämtland, Asia, South America and California. Large outdoor seating at the square with the best views. Phone: +46 647-508 20


Food, drink and sport all in the same place. Classic bar menu with burgers, wings and salads. Also included: billiard table, bowling and indoor mini-golf course. Phone: +46 647-120 24


Enjoy lounge music and amazing cocktails at Villa Tottebo’s bar, set in a beautiful old, 19th-century hunting villa. Recommended: From dinner table directly to Tottebo bar! Phone: +46 647 506 20


Broken is an Åre classic located in the middle of Åre Square and frequented by both Åre locals and returning guests. The menu offers burgers, ribs, margaritas, desserts and beer, all in a great atmosphere. Phone: +46 647-506 33. Photo: Jonas Kullman


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Crepes that are a stylish and especially delicious version of ordinary Swedish pancakes, served as dessert with berries, ice cream and whipped cream. Phone: +46 72-733 67 33


The menu is an extraordinary experience with small dishes and lots of variety. Dishes to eat by yourself or shared among a group. Phone: +46 647-123 45


A meeting place where South American flavors and social interaction are at the core. Supper aims to create a close connection between you and the chefs. In the middle of the restaurant is the bar, large enough for a proper meal or just drinks. Phone: +46 647-501 05


A must for those interested in wines and exciting flavors. The menu is based on testing several different dishes complemented by a solid wine list carefully put together by talented sommeliers. A taste experience with influences from around the world! Phone: +46 647 178 21


With an extensive a la carte menu, delicious seafood and freshly baked pizzas. The wine and drinks are great. Of course, the weekends mean a party at the bar! Phone: +46 647-505 05


Italian cuisine is more than just pasta and pizza. The mission of Grappa Bar in Åre is to be inspired by pan-European cuisine just as the Romans were 2000 years ago. Phone: +46 647-500 56


Thyras Matsal (“Thyra’s Dining Hall”) at the revamped Tott Hotell in Åre, only 5 min from Åre Square with a spectacular view over the village, the mountains and lake. Offers well-prepared dishes with global inspiration. +46 647 150 62


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Uvisan fuses Japanese home cooking (think Sukiyaki and beyond), Latvian roots and the very best produce from Jämtland +46 72 588 7440


At Grow, they create new exciting forms and taste experiences out of veggies. Grow exudes joy in vegetarian cooking. +46 647 120 00


Just around the corner from Åre Square, middle of village. This is where you can be comfy and enjoy food with distinct Jämtland and Northern Swedish flavors. +46 647 502 40


A crossover restaurant serving something for everyone from great steak cooked on a coal grill to sushi made with fresh ingredients. +46 647 502 80


At Capo they serve home cooked meals and Swedish classics with French flair, perfectly matched with a varied wine list. Restaurant Capo is located in a fascinating cultural setting with more than a century old dining room that exudes history. +46 647 178 00


The restaurant at Hotel Granen is a place to slow down and enjoy classic Swedish home cooked meals made with fresh ingredients in great company. +46 647 515 60


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Boutiques and shops ÅRE SKIDPORT

Åre Skidsport is a sports shop and rental store located centrally at Åre Square. The staff are kind and helpful, whether you want to rent skis, try new equipment, or just look around. Open every day 9.00-18.00


A Swedish Outdoor Company with functional clothes. Houdini was founded in Östersund in 1993 with the aim to create clothes that have limited to no environmental impact. Today 91% of Houdini's clothes are traceable.


Products that are unique and personal in terms of their shape and function, furnishings and gadgets and suitable to all types of homes and environments. Åre Hemslöjd has been around since 1947, now located at Åre Square.


Founded by a group of talented skiers living in Åre in 1986. Since then, the brand has developed products that reflect the love of sport and nature, with focus on quality, function and design.


The Place for a broad range of clothing and equipment for mountain sports! Offers everything from skis, snowboards, goggles and helmets to ski clothing and many other things for a trip to the mountains.


Where you will find all ski equipment you may need for a successful day on the slopes. Everything from skiing to snowboarding and clothes from well-known brands such as Fjällräven, Haglöfs, Peak Performance among others.


Started in 2001, offers second-hand trading of high quality products from complete ski sets, sunglasses, pajamas, and outerwear to hiking boots.


A fashion store with women's and men's clothing from brands such as Selected, Pieces, Vero Moda, Only and Vila. A storehouse for those that are looking for stylish clothes and accessories.


Clothing, fashion and accessories. Tegel is a cozy store in the middle of Åre with a unique mix of clothing, jewelry and accessories from brands like Jumperfabriken, Wrangler, Ichi, Recognized, Rut & Circle, Selected Femme and Urbanears.


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The SkiStar Shop gets you fully equipped for the slopes. Ski clothing, boots, alpine skis, jackets, gloves and much more by well-known brands.


Haglöfs was founded by Wiktor Haglöf, son of a Swedish forestry worked, who was an old-school craftsman. Sustainability quality in every detail is at the core of the Haglöfs brand.


Outdoor clothing and equipment by a Norwegian brand founded in 1929 and is still led by the founding family. Functional clothing for the Northern conditions.


You will find hand-picked snuggly furnishing and interior design articles made for modern mountain living at the Newport store at Årevägen 128.


Swedish store with extraordinary high-tech outdoor equipment, uncompromising quality and design. The store and show room are just a step in direction of the Arena from the town square.


Swedish brand that offers clothes and gear that make active life easier, more comfortable and protected, no matter if you are in the mountains searching for powder or commuting to work on your bike.


A boutique store with all the brands in one place.


Årebutiken is located within the Åre Bergbana house that is right in the middle of Åre Square. Local designers present their products with a special Åre touch.


An interior design and décor store that provides everything for a mountain cottage or apartment. Myriad pieces of unique furniture, fabrics and deco articles in mountain style.


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How to Fika? Fika is probably the best thing invented by the Swedes. A typical Swedish "fika" means a cozy hang-out at a cafe to chat and have a coffee. It can last from 15 minutes to 3 hours. The purpose of the "fika" is to be social, catch up and have a good time and it is the quintessential thing in Swedish social life.


Offers a combination of good coffee, pastries and sandwiches. A great place to eat a fast lunch or just to relax and enjoy a classic "fika" in the center of Åre.


Located at Åre Station, a favorite of the locals because of the high-quality food and cool atmosphere. If you prefer to "fika", they also have excellent smoothies, special coffee options and homemade desserts.


Focuses on serving products with natural ingredients. Full of enthusiasm for bread, desserts and love, very popular especially among families.


When a two Michelin star restaurant opens a café, bakery and lunch place in town, it is bound to be with style. Good produce, nice atmosphere and an interesting wine list. Don’t miss the soft serve made of nothing else than milk, egg and cream from Jämtland…


Where you find everything from breakfast buns to various pies or a good croissant. Daniel Mathias and his team are located just a stone’s throw away from the finish area and are well worth a visit!


Åre Valley’s own prize-winning coffee roaster. If you wish a really good cup of coffee visit Per och Eva between Hemslöjden and Peak Performance at Åre Square.


Certified to the KRAV standard, the café offers organic breakfast, lunch and fika, all made from scratch. Located right above the village square.


Comfortable café with great atmosphere located in the old train station building in the centre of Åre – right on the platform with immediate access to the ski buses and shopping. Serves homebaked fika pastries, filling sandwiches and other delicacies. 32

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The Sami People The Sami people have played a notable part in the history of Sweden. Thousands still live around the country, and a few hundred are located in Åre. The first mentions of the Sami people have been dated to 98 A.C. The earliest hieroglyphs describe a people that eat herbs, are dressed in animal skins, sleep on the ground and hunt. But the history of the Sami is known to extend even further back. Although no one knows how it all started, the Sami have lived in Sapmi for decades, spread across an area that now covers four countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. That’s where their language, traditions and culture developed and remain strong until now. Reindeer have always been part of the Sami culture. They provide food, raw materials and resources that complete the Sami lifestyle. The animal is part of the Sami identity, as are their clothes, language and lifestyle. The Sami is a distinctive and proud people who have always maintained a close relationship with the reindeer. Most Sami continue to choose reindeer-herding as their profession even though it´s very demanding. The trade is made even more difficult by forces that are beyond the Sami’s control, such as politics, animal predators and social norms. Over time, the Sami have struggled and been subject to racist behavior because of their uniqueness. It took until 2011 to award the Sami the status of indigenous people in Sweden. Thanks to that designation, their cultural rights are now protected, and they are entitled to proper political representation.


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Good apps and info ÅRE 2019 APP

A must-have for all ski enthusiasts! Offers latest news and information from the ski racing world, such as competition results, live timing, schedules and rankings for the Audi FIS Ski World Cup. The app is free of charge and available for download for both iOS and Android devices in the App Store and on Google Play.


The local ski shuttle buses operate from before the ski lifts open until they close. The buses run once an hour, less frequently during lunch. The ski pass is valid as a ticket on the bus.


You can buy your ski pass quickly and smoothly online at, unless you prefer to visit one of the SkiStar shops in the village: SkiStar Åre Torg, SkiStar Åre Fjällby, SkiStar Hanson, SkiStar Tott Hotel, SkiStar Kabinbanan.


TAXI services based in the village of Åre Björn Olssons Taxi Tel: ++46 647-505 55 Taxi Åre Björnen Tel: +46 647-800 00 Åre Taxi AB Tel: +46 647-100 22


Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt offer high quality, safe and well-equipped cars that are adapted to the conditions in Middle Sweden in March.


The advantage of a pre-booked transfer is that it is fast, smooth and convenient. Call +46 647 100 22 to book.


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14 days 11 medal events 600 competitors 65 nations 18 500 m protective net (A och B) 871 m maximum altitude drop 69% grade at steepest point 70 m longest jump, downhill men 3122 m longest course (men’s downhill) 120 000 visitors 600 hours TV broadcasting 700 million TV viewers 1300 media representatives 1500 volunteers 400 million Swedish crowns turnover (€40 million)

Åre 2019 – Leaving a positive legacy Since receiving the right to carry out the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2019 in Barcelona in May 2014, Åre 2019 have focused on delivering positive legacies and making sustainable choices in all event planning and preparations. The vision of Åre 2019 is to Inspire the World to Ski and that has been the driving force behind our main investment decisions. The new Arena House and the enhancements to slopes both in the Swedish Alpine National Arena and in Duved are just few examples of the work towards achieving that vision.


T H E M O S T S U S TA I N A B L E FIS ALPINE WORLD SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS EVER the most sustainable fis alpine world ski championships ever

One of the four objectives of Åre 2019 is to stage the championships with great respect for the environment. In fact, the event sustainability strategy goes beyond the environmental dimension and includes social and economic sustainability considerations as well. the åre 2019 sustainability goals

– Setting a new benchmark in sustainable winter sports event management, including being certified to the ISO 20121 standard for sustainable events – Increasing awareness of sustainability issues among all Åre 2019 stakeholders – Leaving a significant legacy for FIS, the sport of ski racing and winter sports the five priorities of the åre 2019 sustainability program

1. infrastructure: Long-term sustainability of infrastructure and operations through smart temporary solutions, efficient enegy and water management and use of renewable energy for heating and power 2. resources: Sustainable resource use through smart procurement, waste minimization and 3R: Reduce – Reuse – Recycle 3. mobility: Sustainable mobility solutions as priority for all transport for the event 4. people: Focus on health and development of workforce and community, incorporation of local youth and promotion of regional culture 5. climate: Fossil-fuel Free World Ski Championships


Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Åre 2018

A B O U T VO LU N T E E R S Photo: Nisse Schmidt

Åre 2019 will rely on help from up to 1500 volunteers during the Championships, but also before and after the event itself. Most volunteers will work on the slopes, so we continue to look for a number of particularly competent skiers, as well as people who want to work in areas such as media, services or communication. Working as a volunteer can be demanding, but it also provides memories that last for a lifetime. As a volunteer, you will be at the heart of the largest winter sports event after the Olympic Winter Games and will experience, from the front row, the world’s best ski racers competing for medals. More importantly, you will build relationships and gain experiences that will last long after the nets along the slopes have been taken down. If you’re interested in joining us in February 2019, visit


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Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals 2018 – Program  
Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals 2018 – Program  

The Finals are the last week of competition in the 17/18 Audi FIS Ski World Cup campaign