This weekend, March 3-5, the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Finals will be held at Blue Mountain Resort, marking the first time the finals—traditionally held at the West’s big mountain resorts—will take place in Ontario.
The event, which is expected to draw between 3,500 and 5,000 spectators, will showcase the world’s best ski cross racers—16 women and 32 men (including local favourite Kevin Drury)—as they vie for their last opportunity to clinch points for the overall Crystal Globes and Nations Cup trophies.
“Alpine Canada is delighted to welcome the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup Finals to Blue Mountain Resort,” said Alpine Canada President and CEO, Mark Rubinstein. “This world-class event will showcase the Canadian Ski Cross Team, led by Olympic and World Cup stars such as Marielle Thompson, Brady Leman, Georgia Simmerling, Chris Del Bosco among others, as they compete against the best in the world. We look forward to welcoming our partners and fans to take in a spectacular weekend of ski cross racing.”
The Canadian Ski Cross team has been on a tear this season with Thompson and Leman (both in contention for the Crystal Globe), as well as Simmerling picking up multiple podium finishes each.
Over the course of the weekend, Audi Canada will be hosting multiple events around Blue Mountain Village, including the Audi Parcour Driving Experience where participants can test drive a the all-new Audi Q5 around a specially designed obstacle course.
Audi, as the official automotive partner of Alpine Canada, and a global sponsor of the World Championship tour, is also offering special VIP packages that include parking, shuttle services, entry to the Welcome Reception and Athlete Meet & Greet, and exclusive access to the Audi Canada VIP Lounge, VIP Zone at the finish line (where all spectators can watch the athletes make their final jump over an Audi R8) and entry to the Audi/FIS/Alpine Canada after party.
The Collingwood/Blue Mountains Transit Link will also be running with free and continuous service, including extended hours so spectators can get to Blue to enjoy everything the World Cup has to offer, including live music and exciting race action.