Top U.S. cross country athletes will join their Canadian counterparts at seven stops for the 2019-20 SuperTour. The tour is a series of International Ski Federation (FIS) sanctioned cross country events across North America produced by U.S. Ski & Snowboard together with its divisions and clubs.
“The SuperTour is one of U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s longest-running event series, and we’ve seen quite a number of U.S. National Champions, World and Olympic champions compete in SuperTour events over the years,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard Cross Country Sport Development Manager Bryan Fish.
The SuperTour is a vital component of U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s development program. Leaders of the SuperTour series earn World Cup berths throughout the season. The SuperTour provides top-level racing at key cross country centers and providing a proving ground for club athletes with aspirations of qualifying for the U.S. Ski Team and competing on the FIS World Cup tour and in the Olympics.
This season’s SuperTour features five stops in the United States and two in Canada, including the season opener Dec. 6-8 in Canmore, Alberta, and the SuperTour Finals in Vernon, British Columbia, March 26 through April 2. In between, U.S. stops will include Sun Valley, Idaho, Dec. 14-15; Houghton, Mich., Jan. 2-7; Craftsbury, Vt. Jan. 24-26; Minneapolis, Feb. 16-17 as a test event leading up to the Minneapolis World Cup in March; and the American Birkebeiner, in Cable, Wisc., Feb. 19 and Hayward, Wisc., Feb. 22.
2019-20 U.S. SKI & SNOWBOARD CROSS COUNTRY SUPERTOUR
Canmore, Alberta, CAN
Men: sprint freestyle, 10k classic, 15k freestyle
Women: sprint freestyle, 5k classic, 10k freestyle
Sun Valley, Idaho
Men: sprint classic, 15k freestyle
Women: sprint classic, 10k freestyle
Men: sprint freestyle, 15k freestyle, 30k classic mass-start, sprint classic
Women: sprint freestyle, 10k freestyle, 20k classic mass-start, spring classic
Men: sprint classic, 10k freestyle, 15k classic mass-start
Women: sprint classic, 5k freestyle, 10k classic mass-start
Men: sprint freestyle, 10k classic
Women: sprint freestyle, 5k classic
Men and women: sprint classic
Men: 50k freestyle Marathon mass-start
Women: 50k freestyle Marathon mass-start
Mar. 26 – April 2
Vernon, British Columbia, CAN
Men: freestyle TBA classic, TBA, sprint classic team relay, 50k freestyle mass-start
Women: TBA classic TBA, sprint classic team relay, 30k freestyle mass-start
About U.S. Ski & Snowboard
U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. Tracing its roots directly back to 1905, the organization represents nearly 200 elite skiers and snowboarders in 2019, competing in seven teams; alpine, cross country, freeski, freestyle, snowboard, nordic combined and ski jumping. In addition to the elite teams, U.S. Ski & Snowboard also provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders across the USA, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, U.S. Ski & Snowboard is committed to the progression of its sports, athlete success and the value of team. For more information, visit www.usskiandsnowboard.org
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