St. Moritz is the only place in the world to have hosted five Alpine World Ski Championships. In 1934, 1948, 1974, 2003 and 2017, the world's best athletes competed for World Cup medals in the unique setting of the Engadin mountains. St. Moritz is a classic and a fixed date in the women's Ski World Cup calendar.
The women's downhill start, at 2,745 m above sea level, christened "Britannia" in honour of the British pioneers who founded winter sports in St. Moritz 150 years ago, catapults the athletes onto the 2.5 km long attractive Corviglia downhill. The start slope is about 100 m long and the exit speed will be close to 100 hr/km. After a short gliding passage leading into waves, the Suvretta Kante follows, where the Super-G will also be started, followed by constantly changing terrain and further jumps, hollows and crests over "Lanigiro", "Mauritius" and the "Mauer" into the "Weisse Band". Then it's long turns to Alp Giop and over what is probably the most attractive jump in the Women's World Cup Winter, the "Rominger". The course demands the utmost concentration and stamina from the world's best downhill athletes. An attractive women's downhill with all the requirements promises racing at its best.