Feb 18—March 1, 2015
An event of a kind the world has never seen before
The 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun will be a World Championships with totally new dimensions – that goes beyond all expectations and brings the world closer to the joy of skiing. The 2015 Falun Championships will involve children and young people, the arts, business and trade, the environment and of course all fans of skiing. We call it Beyond Skiing. Read more.
Between February 18 and March 1 2015 the Nordic World Ski Championships takes place in Falun. During the twelve days a total of 21 World Champions will be crowned in Cross Country Skiing, Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined. See the programme here.
Dalarna is the essence of Sweden…
…with its beautiful countryside and characteristic red-painted log homesteads. The province is proud of its living traditions in arts and industry as well as winter sports. Did you know that it was in Dalarna in the 16th century that King Gustav I, Gustav Vasa found the resources to unite and develop the modern nation of Sweden, or that Falun is on the Unesco World Heritage List with its historic mining landscape? More facts about Dalarna.
Falun2015 will inspire kids and youth to experience skiing and other snow activities. They are the next generation skier’s and ski fans, therefore kids under the age of 12 can experience the World Championships for free and you will find many exciting activities for the whole family.
Environmental and climate issues form an important part of Falun2015.
Our goal is to increase the commitment of visitors to the World Championships to a range of sustainability matters. The goal is also for the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships to have a minimum environmental impact.
A wide range of different stakeholders contribute to the work of the World Ski Championships organisation, including local trade and industry, the media, the International Ski Federation FIS, as well as local and regional authorities and thousands of volunteers. Read more about the WSC organisation and key players here.
The 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships will be providing food well out of the ordinary
Eats and drinks will be available throughout the arena as well, of course, as in central Falun and the surrounding towns and villages. All the local produce and specialities will be vying to satisfy your culinary tastes. We call it Taste of Dalarna. Read more.
Lugnet Arena – The heart of the World Championships
All competitions will take place at Lugnet Arena, which is within walking distance from central Falun. In preparation to the World Championships the Lugnet Arena has gone through mayor upgrades and is one of Europe’s top arenas for out door activities. Read more here.
Entertainment and nights out form an important part of the total experience for visitors to the WSC
During the World Championships there will be something to experience for everyone, both ski enthusiasts and for those who want to experience the festival. In addition to the ski competitions there will be a wide range of entertainment in the whole of Dalarna.
The official World Championships song is written by Mando Diao and will be released in the autumn of 2014.
Falun and Dalarna have a rich history steeped in culture that attracts thousands of visitors each year
We are using this heritage to create a culture arena at the World Championships that will bring together inspiring artists and events in the arts. Exhibitions, experiences, folk music and a wide range of different creative events will be taking place all over Dalarna. Read more.
Virtual Arena is the name of the total digital experience we’ll be creating for the 2015 World Ski Championships. The Virtual Arena is currently being developed and will be continually expanding, the closer we get to 2015. It’s our ambition to create a total experience integrating new technology and new possibilities to give visitors, both at the Arena and all round the world, an experience of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships that will go beyond all expectations.
The World Championships already works as a catalyser for business and for regional development thanks to the meeting-places and activities organised by the Beyond Skiing Foundation. The concept will develop and grow even more as we get closer to 2015 and beyond – all contributing to more economic growth in the region. Read more.
Skiers start simultaneously
Team competition with four skiers on each team
A shorter and faster form of ski race
50 & 30 km
the longest distances for men & women
a well-known hill in Falun
[XC] Cross Country
In cross country you compete in teams or individually. For many years, Cross-Country Skiing only consisted of one style, the “classic diagonal style” in which both the skis are kept in prepared tracks. During the 1982 World Cup season, the skating style grew in popularity and was later developed into today’s skate skiing on a course with no prepared tracks.
15 point in ski jump
1 minute on the cross-country track
Skis, poles, helmet
Both Ski Jumping and Cross Country Skiing
[NC] Nordic Combined
In Nordic Combined, the winner is decided on the basis of one jump on the ski jumping hill and one 10 km cross-country race. In other words, the athlete needs both the skill and the bravery required in jumping the hill and the physical endurance and technique needed for cross-country skiing. The points that the athlete receives for the jump are translated into a time difference.
Most medals in WC
10, Janne Ahonen, Finland & Martin Schmitt, Germany
Invented by Jan Boklöv from Sweden in the mid 1980s
[SJ] Ski Jumping
In ski jumping men compete on the large hill and the normal hill, both individually an in teams, while the ladies only compete on the normal hill. In order to be a successful ski jumper you need a good technique, good timing and not least courage. The competitors strive for maximum length of the jump at the same time as not loosing in style or the telemark landing, for which they are awarded points. A telemark landing, is where one foot is in front of the other when landing.