Crans-Montana has submitted its bid for the 2025 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships ©SwissSki Team

A delegation from Crans-Montana, Swiss-Ski and the canton of Valais has officially submitted a bid for the 2025 International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine World Ski Championships.

Among the group which visited FIS headquarters in Oberhofen, Switzerland was Valais state councilor Frédéric Favre, director of the Federal Office of Sport Matthias Remund, secretary general of Crans-Montana Yves-Roger Rey, Swiss-Ski President Urs Lehmann and chief executive Markus Wolf.

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper and secretary general Sarah Lewis welcomed the delegation. 

"Switzerland is an Alpine country that has some of the richest traditions and we are fighting to attract the World Championships here again in 2025,” said Lehmann.

Swiss-Ski President Urs Lehmann has said Crans-Montana is
Swiss-Ski President Urs Lehmann has said Crans-Montana is "fighting" to host the 2025 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships ©Getty Images

The Crans-Montana 2025 candidacy will have from the closure of the application period on May 1 until the end of August to return a detailed questionnaire to FIS which covers more than 20 topics. 

The FIS inspection group will then meet the candidates during FIS technical committee meetings in October. 

Crans-Montana will find out if its bid has been successful during the FIS Congress at Royal Cliff in Thailand from May 24 to 30. 

Only one other candidate has submitted a bid so far, with Saalbach in Austria in the running having lost out to Courchevel-Méribel for the 2023 FIS World Championships. 

Crans-Montana held the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in 1987.