Questions Over World Cup Freestyle Events in North America
23rd August 2020
Last modified on August 26th, 2020
The Alpine World Cup skiing events have all been cancelled, but what about other disciplines? Apart from the World Cup there’s the small matter of the Dew Tour and the X-Games. The Burton Snowboarding Championships were called off a while back.
World Cup Alpine skiing events have already been called off in North America as we have reported, All North America Alpine Ski Racing Axed due to Covid-19
It raises questions about the other snowsports disciplines, in particular freestyle.
US Ski & Snowboard and Canadian associations are currently “fully” focusing their efforts on hosting this season’s North American freeski and snowboard events as planned according to the International Ski Federation, FIS.
FIS will finalise the season calendar at the beginning of October.
The freeski and snowboard halfpipe season begins at Copper Mountain Resort in Colorado from December 10th – 12th.
There are further concerns for the X Games in Aspen and Dew Tour at Copper Mountain.
They have festival and concert elements with their competitions which means large crowds gather in close proximity.
The other elements are at the centre of the business model and how it is all financed.
The Burton Open has already been called off.
Copper Resort told US media that it doesn’t have an update on the December World Cup or the Dew Tour because the resort’s top focus remains preparing for the public ski season amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Dew Tour said in a statement that the event is in discussions with Copper and POWDR corporation about bringing the Dew Tour back to Copper in 2021, at a date yet to be announced.
The Dew Tour said the priority is to do so “in a manner that is safe for all involved.”