478 events in 46 countries will take place on World Snow Day to enable children to explore, enjoy and experience the snow on 15th January 2017.
“This is now our sixth edition of World Snow Day and we could not be prouder of the dedication, hard work and effort of the Organisers. Their events are making a difference and we look forward to celebrating the day” commented FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.
The sixth edition of World Snow Day will see eight nationwide initiatives. Austria, Canada, China, Iceland, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania and Russia will stage events throughout the countries.
Other notable events include ‘Everybody on Snow’ with various snow activities and free lessons in Stockholm (SWE), Zakopane (POL) World Snow Day, Denmark’s return to World Snow Day with free lessons and discounted ski passes, Free lift passes and discounted lessons in Malbun (LIE), a full family day with various activities in Falcade (ITA), Free lift passes for children in Lake Louise (CAN), Free lessons in Europa-Park (GER), Free ski and snowboard lessons in Oasis Huacachina (PER) and a family fun day with environmental actions in Feldman Ecopark (UKR) amongst many other great events.
On 1st July 2016 registration opened and within seconds of opening the first events were confirmed. This edition of World Snow Day will include the first instalment of the World Snow Day Awards. The category of “Line Honors”, recognising the first event to register, went to the Organisers of the Oberstdorf World Cups who graciously donated their CHF 1000 prize to the local ski club.
In addition, World Snow Day once again provided the Audi World Snow Day Toolkits. Furthermore the new Organiser Care Packages were offered. In total over 20 tonnes of material was distributed to 36 countries in preparation for the event.
FIS would like to thank Audi, European Broadcasting Union, Eurosport, Infront Sports & Media, Best of the Alps, World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry, European Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry, Sovetsky Sport and the preferred suppliers for their much appreciated support to contribute to making World Snow Day a success.
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