As a ski fan, Nicolas Féraud was naturally to be found in the stands for the two World Cup downhills in Crans-Montana last weekend. An attentive observer too, the president of the municipality of Crans-Montana - and also president of the ACCM – also enjoyed the enthusiasm generated by the competitions. "This year, there was even more enthusiasm than usual at the finish line, a special, energetic atmosphere. For Nicolas Féraud, the weekend's events were "a wonderful showcase for the 2027 World Championships bid".
It’s clear that for the president of the bid committee, Crans-Montana has got everything it takes to organise the biggest ski competition in five years' time. "On the one hand, for nostalgia's sake, we could be hosting the World Championships exactly 40 years after the last ones organised here. And in 1987, they were the most amazing World Championships that have ever taken place," Nicolas Féraud says with a big smile. "Plus we’re proud of our country and of course,of our region. We’re also proud of the welcome here, our expertise and how enthusiastic people in Valais are about skiing, particularly in Crans-Montana. "
The president of the municipality of Crans-Montana naturally hopes to "have the support of the majority of the FIS Council members" at the end of May, when the World Championships are attributed, so that "it’s Crans-Montana’s name in the envelope". Nicolas Féraud concluded his plea with these words: "Our bid is of an exceptional quality. We have everything required to do very well."
Deprez/Dubuis photos, cransmontana & Video (in french only): SkiActu