Québec City, Thursday June 18, 2015 – The FIS (Fédération internationale de ski) technical committee met in Varna, Bulgaria last week, and the FIS expressed its delight at plans for Ski Tour Canada 2016 – FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann. Local organizing committees are actively preparing for each of the eight stages that make up the tour to be held March 1st to 12th, 2016 in the iconic Canadian locations of Gatineau, Montréal, Québec City, Canmore, and Lake Louise. “The next major milestone includes a visit in August by the FIS technical staff and marketing representatives to approve tracks and stadium layouts used on each stage of the tour,” explains Dave Dyer, director of events at Cross Country Canada. “With under a year to go before the Tour gets underway, we’re really excited about the project and can’t wait for the 2015-2016 season to start!”
The world’s top Cross-Country skiers from over 25 countries will go head-to-head on Canadian soil at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup’s grand finale for the season. With no Olympic Games or World Championships on the international calendar in 2015-2016, Ski Tour Canada 2016 will be one of the pinnacle events of the upcoming cross-country ski season.
After months of work and consultation, the national organizing committee has unveiled the official event logo and website, skitourcanada.com. The website will be home to full details for each of the eight FIS World Cup stops until the very last day of competitions, meaning that the general public, athletes, teams, and the media will be able to follow all the action online from this history-making event in Canada. Moreover, the latest news of the event will also be available via the social networks of the event.
At a Glance
Gatineau –March 1 (Sprint F)
Montréal – March 2 (13/22 km – Mass Start – C)
Québec City – March 4 (Sprint F)
Québec City – March 5 (10/15 km – Pursuit – F)
Canmore – March 8 (Sprint C)
Canmore – March 9 (15/30 km Skiathlon)
Lake Louise – March 11 (10/20 km – Interval Start – F)
Canmore – March 12 (10/15km – Pursuit – C)
*F = freestyle
*C = Classic