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Audi FIS Cross World Cup returns to Nakiska

The world's best skier cross athletes are coming together at the Nakiska Ski area for the second year in a row on December 6 and 7.

As the first stop on the ski cross World Cup circuit, the second annual Audi FIS Nakiska Ski Cross World Cup will set the stage for the upcoming season. This fast-paced event, where four people pull out of start gates at once and race 60 to 80 km/h while navigating a course that is full of berms, straightaways and jumps, is an important opportunity for Canadian skiers, like Danielle Sundquist, to earn points towards qualifying for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

With 190 of the world's best skiers vying for the $80,000 in prize money up for grabs, the weekend will be jam-packed with quick turns, daring passes and big air. 

Become a volunteer - we’re accepting enthusiastic, fun-loving and hardworking individuals to help make this the No. 1 must-see on-snow event of 2013. You will have the opportunity to get up close to the action and have a chance to meet our Canadian ski cross team! Click here for more information on volunteer opportunities.

With an ideal layout and easy accessibility, Nakiska Ski Area is a prime location to host this world-class event. A quick 45-minute drive from Calgary guarantees athletes a cheering section that will push them to compete at their best, plus the resort’s base area offers spectators easy access to all the World Cup festivities.

December 6 will include a day of training and qualifications with the finals on Saturday December 7.

Click here for schedule of events

For more information, please contact:

Matt Mosteller
VP, Marketing & Sales, Resorts of the Canadian Rockies

Nakiska Mountain Resort