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Velocity Challenge & FIS Speed Ski World Cup

March 4, 2017 - March 8, 2017

For over two decades the Sun Peaks Velocity Challenge & FIS Speed Ski World Cup has held the distinction of being the only speed skiing event held in North America and one of the longest running speed skiing events in the world.

2nd Annual “So You Think You’re Fast, eh?” First time speed skiers will get the opportunity to experience speed skiing in an introductory low pressure pre-race training day event where they will get the chance to start at the low and mid starting points of the course to test their mettle against the track and get free pointers from the world’s best before deciding on registering for the main FIS World Cup Speed Skiing event in the following days.

Speed ski racing will be in progress daily from Saturday, March 4th to Wednesday, March 8th,

between 10:00am and 3:00pm (weather depending) on the Headwalls Speed Ski Track:

Saturday: “So You Think You’re Fast, eh?” Introductory, pre-race training day. Limited Ski Rentals available. Contact McSporties Ski Shop directly for more information.

Sunday: World Cup training day; racers will start at the track’s 1/2 way mark, above tree island, and move up the run as the day progresses.

Monday: World Cup Race #1; racers will use their three runs of the day to clock their fastest speed in hopes of a World Cup podium finish.

Tuesday: World Cup Race #2; racers will use their three runs of the day to clock their fastest speed in hopes of a World Cup podium finish.

Wednesday: World Cup spare day/’Velocity Challenge’; if both World Cup events are completed as scheduled. Organizers will try to break the course record of 178.22km/h held by Sun Peaks local Kenny Dale.

SPECTATOR AREAS & ACCESS

Foot passenger tickets are available for purchase at Guest Services or any ticketing window for $10. This pass will take you to the top of the Sunburst chairlift where you watch the event from either the Sunburst Lodge, or from the off-load area for the Elevation chair (right off the Sunburst chair).
Spectators on skis or boards can best view the event from skier’s right of the Headwalls track near the bottom, across from Lunchtime run – this is where racers will be going the fastest!

SPECTATOR AREAS & ACCESS

Foot passenger tickets are available for purchase at Guest Services or any ticketing window for $10. This pass will take you to the top of the Sunburst chairlift where you watch the event from either the Sunburst Lodge, or from the off-load area for the Elevation chair (right off the Sunburst chair).

Spectators on skis or boards can best view the event from skier’s right of the Headwalls track near the bottom, across from Lunchtime run – this is where racers will be going the fastest!

www.velocitychallenge.com

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Start:
March 4, 2017
End:
March 8, 2017
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Website:
www.velocitychallenge.com

Venue

Sun Peaks Resort
1280 Alpine Road
Sun Peaks, BC Canada
Phone:
250-578-5474
Website:
www.sunpeaksresort.com

Organizer

Velocity Challenge
Phone:
250.578.5542
Website:
info@velocitychallenge.com

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