ACA, Blue Mountain Set to Welcome the World
ACA, Blue Mountain Set to Welcome the World for Audi FIS SX World Cup
Calgary, Alta. (Jan. 10, 2019) – Blue Mountain Resort will welcome the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup’s only Canadian stop, Jan. 23-26, and fans can now plan to cheer on Canada’s national team athletes with the formal launch of event ticket sales.
The world’s best ski cross racers – including this year’s Canadian podium performers and breakthrough athletes such as Marielle Thompson, Brady Leman, Mikayla Martin, and Reece Howden – will descend upon Blue Mountain Resort Jan. 23-26, 2019, to take part in training, qualification runs, and the main event races en route to the 2019 FIS World Championships in Utah.
“We relish the opportunity to host a World Cup event on Canadian snow and showcase not only our National Ski Cross Team athletes, but also the exciting sport of ski cross,” said Vania Grandi, president and CEO of Alpine Canada. “This is a chance to inspire Canadians to get active by being involved in snow sports. We applaud Blue Mountain Resort and the organizing committee of the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup supported by Mackenzie Investments for their commitment and dedication to creating a great event for participants and fans alike. We know fans will be out in full force to cheer on the athletes from Canada and around the world.”
In addition to the on-snow activities, fans at Blue Mountain can support Canada’s national team program by attending a special fundraising event on Saturday evening, as well as take part in an intimate, mountain-side viewing party of the CBC broadcast of the event at the conclusion of the races on Saturday afternoon.
Alpine Canada and event partners will also have world-class activations on site for attending fans, and Audi Canada is bringing back its Audi R8 final jump on the course to add to the excitement of the race heats.
VIP tickets to the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup supported by Mackenzie Investments can be purchased online for as little as $90 for youth, and $120 for adults. All tickets to Saturday’s fundraising soiree, co-hosted by Alpine Ontario, are also available online for $150. All net proceeds of the fundraiser, featuring national ski cross team athletes and Olympians, will go back to supporting the national team program.
“We are thankful to our national team and event sponsors for their support, and to those who continue to promote and support our program through generous donations and by attending fundraising events like the one on January 26,” said Grandi. “It has been a pleasure to work with Alpine Ontario and the Farrow Family of Collingwood on this special event, and we are looking forward to a wonderful evening to cap off a great weekend of racing.”
This year’s Canadian stop of the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup supported by Mackenzie Investments also coincides with the 2019 National Ski and Snowboard Day – an event developed to celebrate winter snow sport by offering Canadians the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets at more than 80 resorts across the country Jan. 26 and 27. The net ticket proceeds from #NSSD2019 will go towards supporting the nation’s high-performance athletes in ski cross, alpine, para-alpine, freestyle, and snowboarding. Information on participating resorts and ticket purchases can be found at HitTheSlopes.ca.
For further information on, and media accreditation requests to, the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup at Blue Mountain Resort, please visit BlueMountainWorldCup.ca.