On Saturday, the World Pro Ski Tour season kicks off in Vail, Colorado for a weekend of dual-format racing between December 14th – 15th. As the first series of the season, athletes will work towards honing in their speed in the dual format before the World Pro Ski Tour Championships at Taos Ski Valley, to take place April 10-12th, 2020. Prize money more than $100,000 will be at stake, allowing athletes to compete for the largest professional dual-racing purse in the world. The 2020 WPST will be the first Championship event held on the schedule since the 1990s.
Not familiar with The World Pro Ski Tour? Since 1969, WPST has brought a nationwide tour of events where professional skiers race side-by-side in a single-elimination format to a wide range of audiences in the United States. Prize money and an overall World Pro Tour title attract Olympians, professional skiers, and All-American NCAA athletes from around the world. The WPST underwent a major restructure earlier in 2019 with a leadership change, and the accumulation of new sponsor partners shows that bigger and better races are to come. The WPST will also produce more television and media products this season, thanks to new partnerships with streaming outlet FloSports.com, and syndication to OutsideTV. On-site spectators and TV viewers can watch all stops on the Tour in an exciting and easy to understand format.
On Saturday, December 14th, the action begins with the qualification rounds and round of 32. Athletes that successfully survive the elimination round will go on to compete in the Final on Sunday, December 15th.
To tune into the action and get a taste for the beginnings of the WPST season, head over to the Facebook Livestream of the qualifications and the Round of 32, free for all viewers. To watch, click here.
Round of 16 through Finals will be streamed on FloSports. To subscribe to watch this portion of the even, follow this link.