An Evaluation Committee from the International University Sports Federation (FISU) has concluded a three-day visit Lucerne, which is bidding to host to 2021 Winter Universiade.
Among the facilities they visited were the proposed venues for curling, freestyle snowboarding and freestyle skiing in Engelberg.
FISU vice-president Marian Dymalski was joined on the visit by International Technical Committee chairman Roger Roth, Winter Universiade director Milan Augustin and Winter Universiade assistant Paola Forni.
Following a trip to Sporting Park Engelberg, the venue put forward to host curling, the group took the newly-built cable-lift to reach the slopes planned to be used for the snowboard and freestyle skiing competitions.
The facilities are utilised daily by the students of the Engelberg-based National Performance Centre.
Discussions between the Evaluation Committee and local representatives centred around technical aspects and possible plans for temporary and permanent facilities.
"We were very happy to meet experienced and very motivated people at the different venues and enthusiastic political representative of the localities and cantons," said Dymalski.
"We would like to thank the candidate OC (Organising Committee) for the hospitality and very well organised visit."
The first day of the visit saw a delegation led by Dymalski meet with cantonal councillor Guido Graf and Lucerne councillor Ursula Stämmer-Horst.
Following a presentation at Lucerne University by Urs Hunkeler, head of the bid, the delegation inspected the Universiade Park, which features concert hall KKL Luzern and the Swisspor Arena, the venue which would host the Opening Ceremony.
The group then transferred to the Bossard Arena in Zug, where the men’s ice hockey tournament would be held, along with the semi-finals and final of the women’s tournament.
The second day of the visit was dedicated to some of the snow sports; biathlon in Andermatt and Realp, Alpine skiing in Stoos and cross-country skiing in Einsiedeln.
As there is also a ski jumping venue located in Einsiedeln, local authorities expressed their wish to include ski jumping and Nordic combined on the programme.
There are currently nine sports on the programme under Lucerne's proposal including Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, freestyle snowboarding, ice hockey and short track speed skating.
Lucerne is set to become the first Swiss city to host the Winter Universiade for 59 years as they are currently the only bidder.
FISU's ruling Executive Committee are expected to formally award the Games to Lucerne at its meeting in Brussels on March 5.
The last time Switzerland hosted the Winter Universiade was in Villars in 1962 when 332 athletes from 23 countries took part.
The next Winter Universiade is due to take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 2017.
The 2019 edition has been awarded to Krasnoyarsk in Russia.