Garmisch-Partenkirchen's application shares for the Alpine World Ski Championships 2027 have gone through the roof in the past few days.
A double candidacy with Oberstdorf is probably off the table.
Now the ski association and the local council have to agree.
- Peter Fischer leaves nothing unturned in order to create the broadest possible political basis in the run-up to the municipal council meeting on April 15, during which a decision is to be made on a World Cup application and thus a signal of unity to the International Ski Federation FIS to send.
For this reason, the chairman of SC Garmisch, who won the title fights with his team in 2011, has been on an information tour with several local politicians in recent weeks.
Most recently, he met Anton Hofer (Garmisch + Partenkirchen) for a personal exchange of ideas, and Fischer (67) was able to convince the heads of the district and local FDP at a virtual meeting of the advantages of a World Cup.
He did not succeed in this with Hofer.
“Although I gave him a look at the bid book for 2025 and excerpts from it, he remained extremely skeptical,” says Fischer.
At the end, a conversation with Lilian Edenhofer (Free Voters) is on the program.
Apparently Fischer succeeded in laying a broad basis for the application.
The CSU, which submitted the application for the application to the local council, the Bavarian party, SPD and CSB as well as the Free Voters parliamentary group with Daniel Schimmer and Martin Kurschatke can be added to the pro-camp, Alliance 90 / The Greens have reservations and want to vote no.
Double applications in one country are "not expedient"
The application shares of Garmisch-Partenkirchen have risen massively.
The reason: There are signs that the German Ski Association (DSV) will decide to only use the Garmisch-Partenkirchen map for 2027 and the plan to join Oberstdorf in the same winter for a Nordic World Championship, which is apparently a bonus World Championship for the title fights without a crowd, to advertise, discarded.
However, this is not yet official.
The Oberstdorfers have cleared the way for Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
In a telegram from the town hall, Klaus King, Mayor of the Allgäu tourist resort, wrote that applying for 2027 was not an option.
King, who was director of the Hotel Kranzbach bei Krün for many years, gives several reasons: Falun also wants to apply for 2027.
The Swedes would have priority according to the previous cycle.
According to the FIS statutes, there must be eight years between two alignments at a location.
That means: Oberstdorf could not come into play until 2029 at the earliest.
Double applications, so King, for two world championships in one country are "not productive".
Create a spirit of optimism
At the request of the Allgäuer Zeitung, Stefan Schwarzbach, press spokesman at the DSV, confirmed that the board and presidium are intensively concerned with the applications from Oberallgäu and Werdenfelser Land and want to bring about a decision - regardless of the local political resolutions.
"As far as I know, the DSV will explain itself after Easter," says Fischer.
The DSV will justify its judgment in the municipal council meeting in just under two weeks.
If the decision of the ski grandees in favor of Garmisch-Partenkirchen has not been made, they want to create a spirit of optimism.
The script stipulates that there should be a joint presentation by the association and the ski club.
Videos are intended to address local councils and listeners "emotionally", and to bring indecisive and doubters into the pro-camp.
There are currently not too many of them in the committee anyway.