Stockholm is set to host the latest International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Skiing World Cup as the season resumes following the conclusion of the World Championships.
United States’ Mikaela Shiffrin was among the gold medallists at the Championships in nearby Åre, which concluded yesterday.
The four-time world slalom champion will aim for further success tomorrow as she seeks to increase her lead in the women’s World Cup standings.
She will compete in the parallel slalom competition at Hammarbybacken in Sweden’s capital city.
The event will feature two race tracks, red and blue, with skiers set to go head-to-head.
They will compete in two races against each other, one on each track.
The winner will advance to the next round of the competition.
A crowd of around 9,000 spectators has been estimated by organisers, with fans set to be packed into the grandstands at the bottom of the course.
Shiffrin currently leads the slalom World Cup standings with a total of 860 point following nine of the 12 events.
She is followed by Slovakia’s Petra Vlhová and Switzerland’s Wendy Holdener, who have 725 and 485 points respectively.
Austria’s Marcel Hirscher, winner of the men’s slalom world title yesterday, currently leads the men’s slalom World Cup.
He has a total of 676 points after 10 of the 13 events, with France’s Clement Noel his closest challenger on 401.
Sweden’s capital Stockholm is currently bidding for the 2026 Winter Olympics with Åre.
They are competing against a joint Italian bid from Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo.