The FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships are soon coming to the Sea to Sky Corridor.
According to a news release, the event is playing host to 38 countries with 530 athletes and 300 support staff. The Jan. 27 to Feb. 5 event will be the first time the FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships have been held in B.C.
“After three years of preparations leading up to this event, the organizing committee is thrilled to welcome this large pool of talented skiers, who will be competing for the World Champion title,” said Reid Carter, the vice chair for the Black Tusk Nordic Events Society, in the release.
“These competitions are accessible to all in-person at Whistler Olympic Park or through our professionally produced live-stream.”
Whistler Olympic Park will be open to the public for spectating as well as skiing, snowshoeing and sledding during the entirety of the event. The Day Lodge will also remain open to the public for food service.
Spectator tickets are available for $5 per person and are free for children under six. If spectators can’t make it in person, then the live-streamed broadcasts will showcase numerous parts of the event.
“We have partnered with MESH Productions to produce a live TV quality broadcast of the competitions and ceremonies. Each day, we will host a live English feed as well as an international feed to be delivered to European broadcasters,” reads the release.
For more information about the event, please visit WJC2023.ca.