Andrea Varnier CEO of Milan Cortina 2026 and Christof Peer CCO Kässbohrer

Milan, 24.01.2024. Fondazione Milano Cortina 2026 and Kässbohrer Italy have announced the start of a collaboration in view of the next Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

The partnership between the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games of Milano Cortina 2026 and the market leader company in the preparation of ski and snowboard slopes has been signed. The signing of the agreement aims to achieve the preparation of the highest level of Field of Play for athletes’ performance at all skiing and snowboard competitions that will take place in 2026.

The entry of Kässbohrer, as Official Supporter in the team of Milano Cortina 2026, underlines the Organising Committee's commitment to face with ambition and professionalism the challenges related to the realisation of the top sports event.

The signing of the partnership confirms the extent to which the image of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, combined with the strength of sport and the Olympic and Paralympic values, is shared by the companies and also describes the ambitious path of building the largest sporting event in the world: a challenge that the Organising Committee is successfully tackling thanks to a team of Partners made up of top-level companies.

Efficiency and reliability have always been the hallmarks of Kässbohrer, which will provide the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Milano Cortina 2026 with its best machines for the preparation of the slopes for alpine skiing, freestyle, snowboard, ski mountaineering, as well as the courses for  cross-country skiing biathlon Nordic combined and paralympic sports. Over 50 years of experience in the production of snow groomers and tracked vehicles: this is the added value of the German company, which operates in more than 100 countries and has established an international reputation for the quality of its highly innovative technology.

"We are very pleased to welcome Kässbohrer among the supporters of the Organising Committee of the next Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games," said Andrea Varnier, CEO of the Milan Cortina 2026 Foundation. "The entry of Kässbohrer can be summed up in one word: reliability. This is the start of a journey based on shared values and competencies that will culminate in 2026. I am convinced that, thanks to the experience and technology of this important company, we will be able to guarantee the best possible conditions on the playing fields where the Games will be held”.

Christof Peer, CCO Kässbohrer Geländefahrzeug AG:  "It is a great honour to be an Official Supporter of Milan Cortina 2026, for which we will provide 40 Pistenbully vehicles and our experience in slope preparation. We are honoured to have been chosen for the extraordinary Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that will be held in Italy, but we are also aware that this collaboration implies a responsibility for us, as we will have to guarantee the best conditions for the world's athletes to compete in the various Olympic and Paralympic disciplines, from freestyle skiing and snowboarding to Nordic events. Slopes, trails and kickers must always be perfectly prepared in the most sustainable way possible”.