North American Sites to Host FIS Cross Country World Cups in 2024

FasterSkierFebruary 16, 2023
Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park hosted World Cup racers during Ski Tour Canada, 2016. Canmore is again scheduled to host FIS World Cup Cross Country events in February, 2024. (Photo: Pam Doyle Photography)
Canmore, Alberta—February 9-13, 2024
The Alberta World Cup Society (AWCS) will host the COOP FIS Cross-Country World Cup for three race days at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park and one City Sprint in Calgary from February 9-13, 2024. This marks the seventh time that AWCS has invited the world’s best skiers to experience Alberta’s world renowned Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. And a new challenge has been undertaken by the organizing committee, hosting a City Sprint in Calgary!  The Calgary City Sprint on Prince’s Island Park will be the first of its kind and all Calgarians will be invited to take part in this exciting event.
“Hosting of international events in Canada is critical for the development of Canadian skiers but also for FIS to truly deliver its mandate as an international federation,” said Stéphane Barrette, CEO, Nordiq Canada. “We are grateful to have another opportunity to partner with FIS in hosting these World Cups next February to continue building the profile of cross-country skiing around the World.”
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Minneapolis, Minnesota—February 17-19, 2024

After their events in Alberta, World Cup athletes will travel to the United States for two more races when the Loppet Foundation, Share Winter Foundation, and U.S. Ski & Snowboard will welcome the world to Minneapolis’ Wirth Park for the COOP FIS Cross Country World Cup Feb. 17-19, 2024 (date pending final FIS confirmation). This will also mark the first time in two decades that such event has been staged on American soil

The Loppet Foundation was prepared to host a Minneapolis World Cup in March 2020, but that event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Loppet Foundation looks forward to hosting in 2024 while building on preparations made for the 2020 event.

“We are thrilled to work with the Loppet Foundation and Share Winter Foundation to bring back a cross country World Cup to the states,” said President and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sophie Goldschmidt. “We know that this event will be a huge success and allow our athletes to showcase their incredible talent in front of a community that has always supported this sport.”

Minnesota native, Jessie Diggins, is the most decorated American in Olympic Cross Country Skiing. (Photo: NordicFocus)

“I’m excited to give ski fans from around the U.S. a chance to see the action up close for the first time in over 20 years,” said US Team standout—and Minnesota native—Jessie Diggins. “I am so proud to represent Minnesota as one of the first American athletes to win Olympic gold in cross country, and now to bring the sport I love to the state I call home.”


The Loppet Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that connects people to the outdoors through experiences that grow community. Learn more at

Share Winter Foundation (Share Winter) is a non-profit grantmaking organization working to improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter sports, and create a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming winter sports community. Learn more at

U.S. Ski & Snowboard is the Olympic National Governing Body (NGB) of ski and snowboard sports in the USA, based in Park City, Utah. For more information, visit


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