The two-time Olympic champion will make her debut in Soelden in October and will be in action until the World Cup Finals at Soldeu in March. Find out what could be her key races in the upcoming season.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) Council approved the calendars for the upcoming 2022-2023 alpine skiing World Cup season on Wednesday (25 May), and four-time women's overall winner Mikaela Shiffrin will begin her title defence on 22 October in the traditional opening giant slalom event in Soelden, Austria.
The American is set to race in front of home fans on 26-27 November in Killington, one of the four U.S. stages in the FIS calendar along with Beaver Creek, Palisades Tahoe, and Aspen, although the last three stops are only part of the men's circuit.
Female skiers will compete in a total of 41 World Cup individual races (two less than the men) and the two-time Olympic champion is expected to feature in most of the technical events (slalom, giant slalom) as well as in some of the speed races (super G, downhill).
"My focus wasn’t really on speed this year, but then it worked out very well for these last races and that was just awesome," tech specialist Shiffrin told Ski Racing Media as she recorded five podium finishes in the ten speed races entered during the 2021/2022 World Cup campaign.
The women's speed season will kick off on 5 November with the first of two downhills taking place between Zermatt (Switzerland) and Cervinia (Italy), the first-ever cross-border event in World Cup history.
"Everything is on the table right now," said her coach Mike Day on the six-time world champion's plans of incorporating more speed races into her programme.
“It’s safe to say that I will do some downhill,” Shiffrin told TeamUSA.org after her summer training camp in Chile.
“I’m going to try to target a few more super-G races and see where downhill fits in.”
The new season calendar sees a majority of technical events (22 vs.19) in the women's circuit and for the third straight campaign there are no combined races.
Shiffrin will also be in action at the 2023 World Championships in Courchevel-Meribel, France, from 6 to 19 February, with her season coming to a close at the World Cup Finals taking place in Soldeu, Andorra, from 13 to 19 March 2023.
The full women's calendar for the season, and the world championships, is listed below.
Information subject to change. Correct as of 10 October 2022, according to the FIS World Cup Calendar.
22 October 2022
Soelden (Austria): Giant Slalom
5-6 November 2022
Zermatt/Cervinia (Switzerland/Italy): Downhill (x2)
12 November 2022
Lech/Zuers (Austria): Parallel
19-20 November 2022
Levi (Finland): Slalom (x2)
26-27 November 2022
Killington (USA): Giant Slalom, Slalom
2-3-4 December 2022
Lake Louise (Canada): Downhill (x2), Super G
10-11 December 2022
Sestriere (Italy): Slalom, Giant Slalom
16-17-18 December 2022
St. Moritz (Switzerland): Downhill (x2), Super G
28-29 December 2022
Semmering (Austria): Giant Slalom, Slalom
4-5 January 2023
Zagreb (Croatia): Slalom (x2)
7-8 January 2023
Kranjska Gora (Slovenia): Giant Slalom (x2)
10 January 2023
Flachau (Austria): Slalom
14-15 January 2023
St. Anton (Austria): Downhill, Super G
20-21-22 January 2023
Cortina d'Ampezzo (Italy): Super G, Downhill, Super G
24 January 2023
Kronplatz/Plan de Corones (Italy): Giant Slalom
28-29 January 2023
Spindleruv Mlyn (Czech Republic): Giant Slalom, Slalom
25-26 February 2023
Crans-Montana (Switzerland): Downhill, Super G
4-5 March 2023
Kvitfjell (Norway): Downhill, Super G
10-11 March 2023
Are (Sweden): Giant Slalom, Slalom
15-16-17-18-19 March 2023
Soldeu (Andorra): Downhill, Super G, Team Parallel, Slalom, Giant Slalom
Total events: 41
Speed: 19 Downhill: 11; Super G: 8;
Technical 22: Giant Slalom: 10; Slalom: 11; 1 Parallel
Team Event: 1
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