The World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) will not hold the Eastern Pro Championships this weekend at Waterville Valley due to growing concerns over health and safety issues resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While working tirelessly all week in attempt to hold the race, this decision has been made with the best interest of the WPST athletes, staff, spectators and team in mind as we closely monitor the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other regulating bodies.
“We are deeply disappointed to cancel a race in our first season of the Tour’s resurgence,” says Jon Franklin, CEO of the WPST. “However, we feel it’s necessary to take every precaution for the health and safety of our Tour family, including our staff, athletes and fans.”
With the cancellation of Waterville Valley, the Tour will continue to monitor the health situation closely and will make an announcement regarding events scheduled for April – including Tour Finals at Sunday River and World Championships at Taos Ski Valley – when appropriate.