The FIBT World Championships 1993 took place in Igls, Austria (Bobsleigh) and La Plagne, France (Skeleton). This was Igls's fourth time hosting the championships, doing so previously in 1935 (Two-man) and 1963, and 1991 (Skeleton). Meanwhile, La Plagne was hosting its first championship event.
Igls was not the first choice for the bobsleigh part of the championships. In 1989, Cervinia, Italy was chosen over Winterberg, Germany (then in West Germany), but Cervinia later withdrew and Igls was awarded as a substitute.
The United States earned their first championship medal since 1969.