The World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) will return to Bear Valley Resort in California, February 16-18, for a weekend of professional ski races. The Bear Valley Tour stop will feature three professional dual slalom races (two Open Category and one Women’s race) over the course of the weekend in the High Sierras.
“We are thrilled to continue our 2024 season at Bear Valley,” said Jon Franklin, CEO of the World Pro Ski Tour. “Bear Valley Resort is steeped in ski racing history, having hosted Pro races with Jean Claude Killy, Spider Sabich and Pro-Ams with Hollywood celebrities, along with breeding top World Cup athletes, such as Lauberhorn winner, Kyle Rasmussen.”
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The WPST Bear Valley race weekend will feature three classic dual races that include both ‘Open Category’ races where men and women can race in the same bracket for the same prize money and one ‘Women’s Category’ race, exclusively for female competitors. Committed to race on the women’s side are four Team Sports Insurance athletes: four-time Olympian and 2023 Tour Champion, Erin Mielzynski; 2022 Tour Champion, Tuva Norbye; NCAA All-American, Kaitlyn Harsch and World University Games competitor, Tegan Wold. On the men’s side, expect to see Olympian and 2023 Tour Champ, Simon Breitfuss-Kammerlander of Austria; FIS World Cup skier, David Ketterer, of Germany; California local, World Cup racer and North American Cup winner, Nick Cohee and other notables, including NCAA All-Americans and National Champions.
“SportsInsurance.com Racing is very proud to support women’s pro skiing and looks forward to our next challenge in historic Bear Valley,” says Mark DiPerno, President of SportsInsurance.com. The Sports Insurance Pro Classic prize money for women is furnished by SportsInsurance.com.
“Bear Valley is proud to open two weeks of world class ski racing in the High Sierras,” says Tim Cohee, President of Bear Valley Mountain Resort. “The pros join us over the festive President’s holiday, followed by the World Cup at Palisades Tahoe. Bear is renowned for world class skiing and racing since the days of Jean Claude-Killy, five decades ago. We look forward to welcoming the world’s best at one of California’s most historic sites.”
The WPST is viewed in more than 100 million homes and can be seen in primetime on FOX Sports Network, and livestreamed on the World Pro Ski Tour’s Youtu.be channel, Facebook Live and more. Learn more about the athletes and behind the scenes via the award-winning docuseries, Life In Between Gates, syndicated nationwide.