Mont-Sainte-Anne welcomes world junior skiers
February 6, 2013
For immediate release
MONT-SAINTE-ANNE WELCOMES WORLD JUNIOR SKIERS
Beaupré, February 6, 2013 – Mont-Sainte-Anne is proud to host 2 of the FIS World Junior Alpine Ski
Championships events from February 18 to 28, 2013. Come and watch the thrilling performance of the best
young skiers in the world in slalom [SL] and Giant Slalom [GS]! Adds to this professional event, a friendly and
festive race called NATIONS’ CUP, which will take place on Saturday, February 23. In addition, all medals
ceremonies of the whole Championships event will be hold on Mont-Sainte-Anne’s scene, located at the base
of the mountain.
“LA CRETE” AND “LA BEAUREGARD” HOSTING THE EVENT
All races will take place in “La Crête” and “La Beauregard”, both signatures trails
of the mountain. Located completely at the western point of the South Side,
these black-diamond slopes offer a breathtaking panorama on the St.Lawrence
River and are very pleased by the locals. Daniel Rochon, VP and General Director
for Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham, mentions: “It is an honor for our team to
receive such an important event on our slopes and we wish that that it will
mobilize citizens of the Quebec region to take part in the festivities and watching
this show. These young athletes are an inspiration to all of us."
NATIONS’ CUP, A REAL SKI CELEBRATION!
On February 23, this not-FIS-approved competition is more a touristic and
spectacular event! The NATIONS’ CUP is exclusively reserved for the top 16
national teams among the 50 or so countries participating in the World
Championships and will showcase the best of the best in a team parallel race.
[Team are composed of 2 women and 2 men.] The arrival is located at the base
of the mountain, with music, bar and food service, to make sure of a great
DO YOU KNOW SLALOM AND GIANT SLALOM?
While some disciplines are sometimes difficult to distinguish for the general
public eye, here are some details to know about SL and GS, which will be
presented at Mont-Sainte-Anne in the coming weeks:
>SL: Each athlete completes 2 runs and the total of the 2 courses determines order of finish. The course is the
shortest of the competition and usually takes about one minute per run to complete, which makes the pace
very quick and adds to the entertainment! The athletes push the gates with their arms to put them out of their
way. At the junior level, there are between 40 to 65 gates for the women and 55 to 75 gates for the men.
>GS: This discipline combines technique and speed and is considered by many as the premier alpine skiing
discipline. The athletes also have to complete 2 runs. What make it different to other disciplines are especially
the greater speeds and the much longer turns.
Please contact us for more information or to plan an interview.
Source Lisa Marie Lacasse Amélie Leclerc
Communication Manager Communications Coordinator
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