The FIS committee is proposing a World Cup race for women in ski aviation next season

It comes out in one Message of the Norwegian Ski Association. In addition, German Oberstdorf will apply for the women’s ski flying competition.

If the proposal is approved, it will be the first time that there will be a jump on the world’s biggest slope for women also at the World Cup. Last month, race tests at FIS level were conducted at Vikersund, which is part of Raw Air.

– It was important for us to register with World Cup status, and we deserved it. It is good that more countries are registering. Oberstdorf seems like a “cool” hill, and adds flavor after Vikersund. We want to get the plane on more slopes, says Maren Lundby.

The plans were included in the first draft of next season’s schedule when the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) jumping committee met earlier this week. There may be a change to the calendar before the FIS board gives final approval at a board meeting on May 24.

– This could be historic again. The upcoming season will probably be the best jumping calendar of all time. It is full of highlights. We see a lot of exciting developments related to the jumping calendar, especially for women, and believe that what is happening now will be able to create opportunities to develop our sport in a more positive direction, said head of Norwegian jump Clas Brede Brothers.

Next year’s Raw Air is planning a comeback at Granåsen. The new facility in Trondheim replaces the competition held at Lillehammer in recent seasons.

(© NTB)

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