Georgia May Host World Skiing & Snowboarding Championship in 2023

Georgia may end up the host country of the 2023 World Skiing and Snowboarding Freestyle Championship.

The opportunity was discussed at the meeting of Georgian Prime Minister, Giorgi Kvirikashvili, and International Ski Federation (FIS) Secretary General, Sarah Lewis.

The Prime Minister provided Lewis detailed information on the steps taken by the government on the development of mountain resorts, including implemented and ongoing large-scale infrastructural projects.

“The government spares no effort to developing mountainous ski-resorts in Georgia. Three new ski resorts, Goderdzi, Tetnuldi and Kokhta-Mitarbi, have already been opened, while general plans for the development of four more resorts - Bakuriani, Tusheti, Mestia and Bakhmaro are being discussed,” the PM stated.

Along with Sarah Lewis, an expert-coordinator of the International Federation of Skiing, Joseph Fitzgerald, also came to Georgia in order to conduct a technical inspection of the infrastructure required for the championship.

Georgia's Ski Federation submitted Georgia’s candidacy for hosting the 2023 World Skiing and Snowboarding Championship on May 1, 2017.

The host country of the championship will be selected at the International Ski Federation Congress, which will be held in May 2018 in Greece.

By Thea Morrison

26 June 2017 15:43