In the course of the 2008/09 season, just short of 2 million (1,970,000) spectators attended the FIS World Cup events in the six FIS Olympic disciplines.
From October 2008 to March 2009, the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup had more than 460,000 spectators at 28 sites in 13 nations across Europe and North America.
In the Viessmann FIS Cross-Country World Cup, almost 450,000 fans enjoyed the performances of their favorite skiers on site during competitions in 11 nations. In ten nations, the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup was visited by almost 670,000 people this season. The DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup travelled to seven nations and was seen by over 100,000 spectators.
The LG Snowboard FIS World Cup circuit, visiting 20 sites in 14 nations on four continents, had some 120,000 spectators at the venue while the Freestyle FIS World Cup was watched by more than 170,000 local on-site visitors in nine nations.