2022 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup presented by Mackenzie Investments
- Jan 13 - 15
- Nakiska, Canada
|1/13/2022||Qualifications - men's and women's|
|1/14/2022||Finals - men's and women's|
|1/15/2022||Finals Race 2 - men's and women's|
The heart-pounding action of ski cross is in Canada once again as Alpine Canada and Nakiska host the world’s best racers for the 2022 Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup January 14-15, 2022. This will be the last opportunity for all racers to qualify to represent their country in the Games.
**EVENT UPDATE** We have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 Omicron variant situation and have determined a need to adjust plans for the upcoming World Cup to safely move forward with this important event and last chance Olympic qualifier. Providing a healthy and safe environment for all our stakeholders – athletes, staff, volunteers, officials and the communities in which we operate – is always our top priority.
There will now be no VIP zone or Fan Festival zone. This area will be completely fenced off with no fans permitted, creating a larger space between the athlete finish zone and the general public.
Instead, grab your beverage of choice and enjoy all the action from the comfort of your couch!
Thank you to all our amazing #CANskiteam friends, family, partners, sponsors, suppliers, and fans for the continued support!
Friday, January 14
Live Stream (Race 1): 12:15 pm MT / 2:15 pm ET
Saturday, January 15
Road to the Olympic Games: 11:00am MT / 1:00pm ET
Live Stream (Race 2): 12:15pm MT / 2:15pm ET
Road to the Olympic Games: 3:00pm MT / 5:00pm ET
**EVENT UPDATE** All event VIP and viewing areas will be closed, providing a greater space from finish area to public fencing ensuring distance between teams, event staff and ski resort guests.
** Please note that RCR’s Policy requires proof of full COVID-19 Immunization Record to access the resort property.
Canadian Athletes to Watch
Returning to competition from injury and taking the hills by storm are team veterans Brady Leman and Brittany Phelan. In the season opener at Secret Garden, China, Leman skied to a photo-finish 2nd place setting the tone as he prepares to defend his 2018 Winter Olympic gold medal, while Phelan won the small final, a strong start to her comeback.
Reece Howden’s breakout season in 20-21 , was one for the ages. In his first full World Cup season, he absolutely dominated the competition and won the Crystal Globe at just 23 years of age, as well as being awarded the title of FIS Rookie of the year. Watching his progression in the sport and his development as an athlete both this season and for years to come will be a treat.
Marielle Thompson has seen success at every stage in ski cross, including Olympic gold and ski cross’s coveted Crystal Globe, but she’s not done yet. She will be fighting for those podiums harder than ever and has her sights set on adding to her hardware collection.
Nakiska Ski Area is well known for a few things, including its super long ski season and often being the earliest resort in Canada to open as well as it's immaculately groomed, wide, competition sized runs as well as its snowmaking abilities. Part of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies group of hills, each of the Resorts and the towns RCR operates in have been steadily growing, improving and evolving into unique and welcoming destinations. Their world class Resorts are recognized as international destinations and attract thousands of skiers and snowboarders from around the globe each season.
In order to protect the health and safety of athletes, teams, media and spectators, ACA has implemented COVID protocols for this event. ACA’s event policy requires attendees to be fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to the event taking place. In addition, the International Ski Federation (FIS) requires participants in World Cup events to submit daily health questionnaires and a negative PCR test prior to attending events. More information on the FIS COVID passport program and their mitigation procedures can be found here. Nakiska Ski Area is a part of RCR resorts. RCR resorts requires proof of full COVID-19 Immunization Records to access all lifts (chair lifts, gondolas & magic carpets) and indoor facilities. You can review Nakiska’s COVID-19 winter operation policies here.
Parking: Vehicles parked at a provincial park and public land sites in Kananaskis Country and Bow Valley, including Nakiska Ski Area, require a Kananaskis Conservation pass. For more information on the Kananaskis Park Pass please click here.