TAOS SKI VALLEY, N.M., Dec. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Taos Ski Valley will host the World Pro Ski Tour World Championships event April 7-10, 2022. This prestigious event draws professional athletes from all over the world, and for the first time will include both men’s and women’s races. Thousands of spectators, competitors, and sponsors are expected to attend, showcasing Taos’ world-renowned terrain on international television.
The World Pro Ski Tour, presented by Rocket Mortgage, is the country’s foremost professional alpine race tour in which athletes race side-by-side in a single elimination format. Through a series of events that make up the Tour, skiers rack-up points and the chance to compete at Taos for a World Pro Ski Tour World Championship title.
“After putting this event on hold the last two seasons, Taos is thrilled to welcome the World Pro Ski Tour back,” said David Norden, CEO of Taos Ski Valley. “We have the terrain, the resources, and most importantly, the enthusiasm to welcome this world-famous group of Olympians and professionals. In addition to skiing excitement, this multi-day event will help drive economic recovery throughout the Northern New Mexico region.”
Professional skiers, World Cup athletes and Olympians from around the world will begin the Tour in January in Colorado. This year’s Tour will feature eleven races total; 8 men’s events and 3 women’s events. On the women’s side, expected to compete are two-time Olympians, Alice McKennis and Laurenne Ross, U.S Ski Team alum and NCAA Giant Slalom champion, Lindsey Cone, and Canadian Olympian, Anna Goodman. The men’s Tour features professional ski racers including two-time Olympic gold medalist, Ted Ligety, reigning National Parallel Champion, Garret Driller and the ever-dominant, two-time WPST Overall Champion, Rob Cone.
Information about tickets, spectator events, and other details will be posted in the coming months.
“Taos has some of the best terrain in North America and has a history of deep spring snow under sunny skies,” said Jon Franklin, CEO World Pro Ski Tour. “We’re thrilled this world-class event will culminate in Taos Ski Valley, one of the most storied and exciting resorts in the West.”