Hope For North American Pro Racing Events This Season - World Pro Ski Tour Has A Plan

Just recently the FIS announced that this season's North American Alpine events have been canceled as a way to handle current COVID-19 issues. A true bummer for pro-ski racing fans, though there is hope. While having to cancel the end of their 2019/2020 season due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Pro Ski Tour is looking to run events for this coming season.

Related: North American Audi FIS World Cup Alpine Events Cancelled For 2020/2021 Season

According to a report from skiracing.com, World Pro Ski Tour CEO, Jon J. Franklin, is looking at ways to hold their events during the time of COVID-19, giving a chance for pro-racing in the U.S. this season.

“Our Tour is more nimble and able to pivot to the evolving COVID-19 landscape here in the U.S.,” Franklin told skiracing.com. “We’re confident that we will have a North American schedule of events and plan to announce as we get closer to the season when we have a handle on all the variables our global situation presents.”

Currently, the plan is to run with as many as eight races, including a World Professional Ski Championship at the end of the season. This also includes coverage by CBS Sports Network, a social media presence, and national brand sponsorship.

“With many live sports facing major cancellations this season, the World Pro Ski Tour is excited to move forward and offer the most exciting form of ski racing to spectators around the globe,” Franklin also told skiracing.com.

The World Pro Ski Tour is a tour of events across the U.S. showcasing heads-up, single-elimination alpine racing. Not only does this add to the excitement of any event, but is a bit more unique than other disciplines showcased during the Audi FIS World Cup events. For more information head to the World Pro Ski Tour website and be sure to follow them on social media for updates as the season draws closer.


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