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FIS Returns to Blue (Posted On: Friday, January 13, 2012)

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The FIS World Cup Ski Cross is back at Blue Mountain Resort for a third season. New this year, World Snowsports Events Group is pleased to announce the addition of Snowboardcross to the 2012 World Cup event program.  While Blue Mountain has become a regular and successful stop on the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup circuit, the 2012 LG Snowboardcross FIS World Cup is making its first ever visit to Ontario.

The FIS World Cup Tour will electrify Blue Mountain with these thrilling and spectator-friendly events February 1-8, 2012.

National pride will be on the line, as the Canadian team competes against athletes from more than 20 countries in these global events. Blue Mountain is one of 19 locations on the FIS World Cup Tour, including stops in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and Norway, among other countries.  Blue Mountain is one of only two stops in Canada for both FIS World Cup events.
“We are proud to host both World Cup events at Blue Mountain and showcase this beautiful region to the world,” said Paul Pinchbeck, Director of Marketing for Blue Mountain Resort.  “Blue Mountain has been a leader in embracing both freestyle disciplines, and we look forward to challenging these athletes with our world-class terrain.”
The event organizers, headed by event co-chairs Chris Robinson and Mark Kristofic, have planned a spectacular event, featuring world-class Ski Cross and Snowboardcross courses that will challenge the world’s best athletes.
“We are bringing in the best course builders in the world and look forward to again delivering a top-notch event,” said Robinson, President of the World Snowsports Events Group.  “The last two years were incredible events and we look forward to adding Snowboardcross to this year’s event card.”
Racing on home soil is also something that Canadian athletes look forward to.  “I thrived off the crowd at Blue Mountain,” said Chris Del Bosco, current World Champion and winner of the 2011 World Cup at Blue Mountain.  “We visited local schools beforehand and all the kids were yelling and cheering at the race.  The crowd at Blue was amazing.”
Event Details

2012 Audi FIS World Cup Ski Cross presented by Rockstar
When:   Wednesday, February 1st through Friday, February 3rd
Where:  Blue Mountain Resort
Who:     Male and female competitors from over 20 countries
2012 LG Snowboardcross FIS World Cup presented by Rockstar
When:   Monday, February 6th through Wednesday, February 8th
Where:  Blue Mountain Resort
Who:    Male and female competitors from over 20 countries
Please visit Blue Mountain World Cup or Blue Mountain for more information. 
Media are invited to attend the FIS World Cup Press Conference on January 22 at 4 p.m. at Blue Mountain.  World Cup athletes will be joined by Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Georgian Triangle to officially launch the FIS World Cup Tour at Blue Mountain.

Collin Matanowitsch
Blue Mountain Resort
705.445.0231 ext. 6052 


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