October 15, 2019 – Denver, CO The World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) officially announces the upcoming season of action-packed, professional alpine ski racing events kicking off in Vail, Colorado on December 14, 2019. As a part of a full Tour revitalization, WPST brings more events and more opportunities for professional ski racers and spectators to be a part of the prize money, action and events.
The 2019-2020 season opener in Vail kicks off a busy winter season for WPST:
December 14-15 Pepi Gramshammer Cup Vail, Colorado
January 2 Moose Barrows’ Trophy Howelsen Hill – Steamboat, CO
January 18-19 Colorado Pro Open TBD, Colorado
February 29-March 1 Plunge Pro Challenge Telluride, CO
March 14-15 Eastern Pro Championships Waterville Valley, New Hampshire
April 4-5 WPST Tour Finals Sunday River, Maine
“We are excited to build our race schedule from recent years as we visit more ski areas across the country,” says Jon Franklin, WPST CEO. “This is a part of a major resurgence in the WPST and dual-racing, providing our athletes more opportunities to earn a living while they prepare for the 2022 Winter Olympics,” says Franklin.
Other improvements in store for the newly re-organized Tour include enhanced activities and hospitality at races supported by returning sponsors Tito’s Vodka and Maine Tourism. Fans will also experience expanded television content and live event streaming worldwide.
“We are especially excited about our upcoming season, with more announcements on the way that are going to make the WPST even more exciting,” says Franklin. “We ultimately hope to draw more attention to the most exciting and easiest to understand ski racing format in the world,” continues Franklin.
About the World Pro Ski Tour
The World Pro Ski Tour is a nationwide tour of events where professional skiers race side-by-side in a single elimination format. Prize money and an overall World Pro Tour title attract Olympians and professional skiers from around the world. On-site spectators and TV viewers can watch all stops on the Tour in an exciting and easy to understand format.