While sports took place on the slopes on Corviglia, the party was happening in the Fan Village and in town. The most important event locations for the fans were at the Kulm Park and around the pedestrian zone.
The ceremony square lies within the historical Winter Olympic Grounds. Here the figure skating competitions on the occasions of the 1928 and 1948 Winter Olympics were held. The 110 year old Olympic Pavillion at the Kulm Park was completely restored and can be used for celebrations after the World Ski Championships as well. The ceremonies and events at Kulm Park were attended by 51,800 people.
During the World Ski Championships 2017 the opening ceremony, the award ceremonies and the public bib draw were held here. The Kulm Park was also the center for the top class music programs: The concert by 77 Bombay Street was the opening of these live events. The Folk-Rock-Sensation presented, amongst others, the Official World Championship Song “Empire”. Following was a performance of the Swiss Entertainer “Knackeboul`” along with Rapper “Mimiks” and the Swiss singer James Gruntz.
“From Kid”, the famous band from Chur, the ”Swiss Pilot Combo”, the ABBA cover band “The Visitors” and the local Hip-Hop-Crew “Liricas Analas” were performing as well. Last but not least, “YOKKO”, the Swiss-Music-Award-Winner in the category “Best Talent” performed on stage. Detailed info’s about the live acts can be found here.
Calanda Plaza @ Kulm Park
The huge party tent could be found directly at the Kulm Park and offered the best view from the terrace onto the gigantic Edy, the medal ceremonies and the bib draws. The entrance was free and DJ’s provided the sound from 4pm to 11pm. On the terrace, a grill kept hunger at bay, serving Engadiner cheese sausage and Bratwurst. Beer, cocktails and mulled wine were also served for take away in front of the tent. Inside one could find traditional dishes such as barley soup and cheese. Furthermore, there was a kind of culinary secret weapon by the name of “Free Fall Hot Dog‘‘.
Inscunter Street Festival
Every day from 2pm the Inscunter Street Festival started. Inscunter means “to meet eachother“ in Rumantsch and was the get together - place of the World Ski Championships. The picturesque village hub of St. Moritz was transformed into a colorful turmoil full of catering facilities, music and Houses of Nations. A dedicated radio station of SRF3 and RTR transmited live from the street festival and the fine Engadine cuisine made the visitors mouth watering.
The ski-fans could enjoy cultural performances by local artists from Canton Graubünden every day at 4pm, 5pm and 7pm. Multifarious concerts, Swiss Folklore, Language courses and readings – each one was given without cost.
However, if one prefered something quiet, she or he could visit one of the numerous museums – also at night on February 16. Or one admired the installation “Light and Transcience” of the Bündner Landeskirchen at the Mauritius Church in St. Moritz. Here you find more information about the Inscunter street Festival.
House of St. Moritz, House of Switzerland, TirolBerg
At the Hotel Schweizerhof it was all about Swissness! The home of the Swiss fans was a two-story house right in the heart of St. Moritz. Medal celebrations and athletes visits: The Swiss successes were celebrated right there! Of course, all other nationalities were warmly welcomed as well. Directly at the Schulhausplatz, the TirolBerg invited to linger at the outdoor bar – the Austrians know how to celebrate.
Their neighbors in the House of St. Moritz looked over into the expanse of the Engadine: The largest igloo on top of the carpark with its own Eurosport studio invited visitors and athletes to a chat and fine drinks. At the Ski World Championships, boredom was not an issue thanks to this Entertainment Program!
Public Village Salastrains
Surrounding the races, there was more to experience at Salastrains! Good music from DJs and Swiss carnival bands awaited the spectators. In the village there were cold and hot beverages and local treats from the Engadine. The sponsors activities and the House of Fans of Swissski attracted fans from all over the world. A look upwards towards the skies was also worthwhile when the formations of the Patroulle Suisse and the PC-7 TEAMS together with Swiss Int. Airlines came circling overhead with their inspirational and breathtaking airshows.