The FIS Alpine Ski World Cup calendar has been reviewed ©FIS

A parallel event scheduled to take place on New Year's Day in Davos has been postponed until 2022 following a review of the International Ski Federation (FIS) Alpine Ski World Cup calendar.

The review took place during an FIS Alpine World Cup preparation meeting, held both in-person at the FIS headquarters in Oberhofen and virtually. 

Alpine Committee chairman Bernhard Russi led the meeting, which reviewed the men's and women's Alpine World Cup calendars for this season in depth following months of discussions between the FIS, national ski associations, Local Organising Committees and rights holders.

The final calendars have been adapted to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, with a number of measures in place to protect the health and welfare of the participants.

It was decided to postpone the parallel event in Davos on January 1 to the same date in 2022. 

The competition was due to take place in the centre of the Swiss town during peak tourist season, leaving organisers unable to hold the event according to protocol. 

One of the first events adapted in the calendar is in Levi in Finland. 

A parallel event in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Davos has been postponed until 2022 ©Getty Images
A parallel event in the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup in Davos has been postponed until 2022 ©Getty Images

This season, the women’s tour will head to the Finnish venue for two slalom races on November 21 and 22, with the men’s slalom rescheduled later in the season. 

Alta Badia’s parallel race for the men has been replaced by a slalom, while Adelboden in Switzerland is set to host three races with an additional giant slalom on January 8. 

The women will be racing in St Moritz with two Super-G races on December 5 and 6, one week earlier than previously scheduled, with Courchevel in France then hosting a two-race technical weekend.

Overall, the men’s calendar will feature 39 races, while the women will compete in 35 races.  

The updated calendars for this season are due to be approved by the FIS Council on October 3, following the FIS technical meetings from September 30 to October 2. 

This season's Alpine Ski World Cup will not visit North America this season because of the global health crisis.