Canada Snowboard announces locations of 2016-2017 National Championships

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Vancouver B.C – Canada Snowboard, along with Snowboard Ontario and Quebec Snowboard are happy to reveal the locations of this year’s National Championships. Mt. St. Louis Moonstone and Horseshoe Resort (Barrie, ON) will play hosts to the Sport Chek Air Nation Freestyle Nationals presented by Mazda Canada & Burton for the second straight year from March 5-12, 2017.  Mont Tremblant (Mont Tremblant, QC) will be home to the Sports Experts Speed Nation Nationals presented by Mazda Canada & FA Design from April 3-9, 2017. Mazda Canada, FA Design, and Burton have also signed on this year as presenting sponsors for each event.

Leading up to this season’s nationals will also be the Sport Chek Air Nation Freestyle tour, Sport Chek Speed Nation Alpine tour, and the Sport Chek Speed Nation Snowboardcross tour, which will see riders participate in events from coast to coast in hopes of becoming tour champion. All speed discipline events will be sanctioned as FIS North American Cup events, while freestyle competitions will be sanctioned by TTR as TTR national events & FIS as part of the North American Cup. Full event listings are as follows :

Sport Chek Air Nation Freestyle Tour
Canada Olympic Park (Calgary, AB)
Feb. 10-12, 2017
SBS, HP

Sun Peaks Resort (Kamloops, BC)
Feb. 14-16, 2017
SBS

Mount St. Louis Moonstone & Horseshoe Resort (Barrie, ON)
Mar. 5-12, 2017
Nationals: SBS, HP, BA

Sport Chek Speed Nation Alpine Tour
Le Relais (Le Relais, QC)
Jan. 4-5, 2017
PSL

Toronto Ski Club (Toronto, ON)
Feb. 13-16, 2017
PGS

Mont Tremblant (Mont Tremblant, QC)
Apr. 3-9, 2017
Nationals: PGS, PSL, SBX, and Para-snowboard

Sport Chek Speed Nation Snowboardcross Tour
Mont Tremblant (Mont Tremblant, QC)
Feb. 1-3, 2017
SBX

Craigleith Ski Club (Craigleith, ON)
Feb. 8-10, 2017
SBX

Tabor Mountain (Prince George, BC)
Mar. 8-10, 2017
SBX

Mont Tremblant (Mont Tremblant, QC)
Apr. 3-9 2017
Nationals: PGS, PSL, SBX, and Para-snowboard

“We are incredibly grateful to all of the Provincial & Territorial Snowboard Associations, support staff, officials, volunteers and especially to the coaches and athletes who make Canada Snowboard’s national events and tours some of the most successful snowboard events in the world.” Said Dustin Heise, Director, Sport Development at Canada Snowboard.

“Working with great resorts and national team partners will make these events one of the highlights of the domestic season calendar, and we invite every snowboard fan in the country to come out and cheer on these amazing riders.”

For only the second time in Canadian history, the Big Air National Championship will also be up for grabs. Slopestyle NextGen team riders Océane Fillion (Saguenay, QC) and Carter Jarvis (Calgary, AB) took home the inaugural titles last year in the women’s and men’s categories respectively.

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