At the end of May 2012 at the FIS Congress in South Korea, St. Moritz was awarded the honour to host the Alpine World Ski Championships in 2017. For the Engadine this is the fifth World Cup after 1934, 1948, 1974 and 2003.
The organizing committee has the goal to organize atmospheric, authentic and pioneering world championships in a unique mountain landscape, whose limits and protection needs must be respected.
The Alpine World Ski Championships 2003 in St Moritz are still vivid memories and were a great success for all the partners involved. For many years, it was the formative event in the Upper Engadine. The investment of around 1 billion Swiss francs made on the mountain, in the valley and the village prior to the FIS Ski World Cup in 2003 have increased the quality of the infrastructure in and around St. Moritz. The World Ski Championships in 2017 once again ensure that St. Moritz tourism is upgraded - and the world knows that too.
Besides the Olympic Games, the Alpine World Ski Championships are the main competitions in alpine skiing and are held every two years.