Credit: Steve Deschenes

Québec City, Thursday June 18, 2015 – The FIS (Fédération internationale de ski) technical committee met in Varna, Bulgaria last week, and the FIS expressed its delight at plans for Ski Tour Canada 2016 – FIS Cross-Country World Cup presented by Viessmann.

Local organizing committees are actively preparing for each of the eight stages that make up the tour to be held from March 1 to 12, 2016 in the iconic Canadian locations of Gatineau, Montréal, Québec City, Canmore and Lake Louise.

“The next major milestone includes a visit in August by the FIS technical staff and marketing representatives to approve tracks and stadium layouts used on each stage of the tour,” explains Dave Dyer, director of events at Cross Country Canada. “With under a year to go before the Tour gets underway, we’re really excited about the project and can’t wait for the 2015/2016 season to start!” 

The world’s top Cross-Country skiers from over 25 countries will go head-to-head on Canadian soil at the FIS Cross-Country World Cup’s grand finale for the season. With no Olympic Games or World Championships on the international calendar in 2015-2016, Ski Tour Canada 2016 will be one of the pinnacle events of the upcoming cross-country ski season. 

At a Glance 

Gatineau – March 1 (Sprint F) 

Montréal March 2 (13/22 km – Mass Start - C) 

Québec City – March 4 (Sprint F) 

Québec City – March 5 (10/15 km – Pursuit – F) 

Canmore – March 8 (Sprint C) 

Canmore – March 9 (15/30 km Skiathlon) 

Lake Louise – March 11 (10/20 km – Interval Start – F) 

Canmore – March 12 (10/15km – Pursuit – C)