During the first weekend of November, the long wait ends with the start of the male and female ski jump season in Wisla, Poland. The cross-country skiers and Nordic combined athletes will join the fun on the last weekend in November at the Nordic Opening in Ruka, Finland. One week later, the biathletes start the year in Kontiolahti (FIN), and the Nordic combined athletes in Lillehammer (NOR) will also take part in the action.
After the first World Cup events, the traditional series of the Four Hills Tournament kicks off with the well-known stops in Oberstdorf, Garmisch (both GER), Innsbruck, and Bischofshofen (both AUT). Plus, the Tour de Ski is on the schedule around New Year's Eve. This year, the Tour starts at Val di Fiemme in Italy followed by two competitions in Val Müstair (SUI) and Oberstdorf (GER). There, the tour winners are traditionally determined in the Final Climb up the ski slope to Alpe Cermis.