Big White Ski Resort will host the 2020 Snowboardcross World Cup, marking the first time the global competition has been held in Canada since 2013.
Between January 20 and 27, 2020, the world’s best snowboardcross athletes will convene in the Okanagan to battle for the title of World Cup Champion. The event is part of Canada Snowboard’s World Cup Snowboard Tour, and will feature both individual and team competitions. Staying true to snowboardcross culture, the event will showcase Big White Ski Resort’s culinary offerings and festive atmosphere with parties popping up throughout the week.
Kelowna-born Tess Critchlow, current snowboardcross national champion, grew up riding at Big White Ski Resort, and is excited to return for the 2020 World Cup. “It will mean a lot to compete in our home country again, and even more at my home mountain!” she said. “I think it will be a super exciting atmosphere up at Big White during the races. Big White and B.C. in general is such a beautiful place and has so much to offer. It’s easy to fall in love with the breathtaking views, vibrant food scene and friendly culture. I think competitors and viewers alike will really enjoy being here for the event.”
Snowboardcross features four riders racing simultaneously down a technically demanding course. Participants navigate around jumps, banked turns and rollers at speeds in excess of 70km/hr. For more information about the 2020 Snowboardcross World Cup, click here.
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