Alpine, ski and snowboard cross World Championships 2021: BBC coverage and schedule

USA's Mikaela Shiffrin
Shiffrin is looking for a fifth consecutive World Championships slalom title
2021 Alpine World Ski Championships
Venue: Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy Dates: 8-21 February
Coverage: Watch live coverage on Red Button, iPlayer & the BBC Sport website and app from 9 February

The 2021 Alpine World Ski Championships are taking place in Italy between 8-21 February and will be broadcast live on the BBC.

USA's Mikaela Shiffrin is bidding to win her fifth consecutive World Championship slalom title and she is also planning on competing in the giant slalom, combined and super-G.

But Switzerland's Laura Gut Behrami will be the one to beat in super-G, with four World Cup wins under her belt this month in her signature event.

Switzerland's Beat Feuz has been excellent in the downhill this season and is favourite for the title but Italy's Dominik Paris is back in form after an Achilles injury and Matthias Mayer has been consistently on the podium in the speed races.

Predicting a winner of the men's slalom is altogether more difficult with seven different winners of the World Cup races this season - the first time that has happened since 2009.

Dave Ryding was on the World Cup podium in January with third place in Adelboden, and leads a seven-strong British team in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

The team also includes Charlie Guest, Alex Tilley, Sarah Woodward, Billy Major, Charlie Raposo and Laurie Taylor.

Paul Trayner, GB Snowsport alpine director, said: "It has been such a difficult year for everyone, however, we go into this year's World Championships with one of the strongest teams ever, after a season of top results.

"A World Cup podium for Dave, three Europa Cup winners and with Alex skiing consistently in the top 30 at World Cup level we have so much to look forward to in the next couple of weeks."

BBC Sport is also showing the World Ski and Snowboard Cross Championships from Idre in Sweden.

Charlotte Bankes and Ollie Davies will be in action for GB.

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