Countdown to World Snow Day 2018

The 7th edition of the annual World Snow Day takes place this Sunday 21st January 2018 and will see 521 events and actions take place in 46 different countries around the world.

FIS President Gian Franco Kasper remarked: “It is humbling to see so many various stakeholders from such a high number of nations come together to achieve one goal for children explore, enjoy and experience the snow.”

The 7th edition of World Snow Day will include four nationwide actions. These will take place in Austria, China, Poland and Lithuania. For both China and Poland their nationwide actions will more than double in size from the previous World Snow Day. Poland will play host to 50 ski and snowboard schools providing free lessons for children whilst China will see 55 resorts hosting a variety of actions including free lift passes, lessons and equipment rental.

Kasper added: “The nationwide actions are significant. Not only do they impact a lot of people but they show a whole country can enjoy snow sport activities.”

Additionally World Snow Day will also be celebrated in urban environments with eleven city events in Beijing (CHN), Stockholm (SWE), Warsaw (POL), Vilnius (LTH), Dresden (GER), Johannesburg (RSA), Riyadh (SAU), Tallinn (EST), Minsk (BLR), Sofia (BUL) and Almaty (KAZ). Like the nationwide events, these events hold significant importance as they bring snow sports to the urban population.

In its first three years World Snow Day saw steep growth with 225 events and actions in 2012 to 645 events and actions in 2015. In the next three years there has been an average of 500 events annually. For the upcoming year period until 2022, FIS will once again aim for steady growth in the number of participating nations and events and the 2018 edition of the event sets the programme on the right path to achieving this goal.

Visit the World Snow Day event locator here: