World Pro Ski Tour Coming March 28 – 30, 2019
March 20, 2019 — With a field of Olympians, and National and NCAA Alpine Ski Champions, the Visit Maine Pro Ski Championships at Sunday River will be a great opportunity to watch an amazing group of world-class athletes as they face off head-to-head in dual super slalom action with jumps on March 29 and 30. This is the fourth and final stop of this year’s World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) and over $150,000 in prize money is being awarded over the course of the season. The pro qualifications and Mountain View at Trail’s End Jr. Pro Challenge will begin on Friday, March 29. The main event, the Dual Super Slalom and the Jr. Pro Challenge finals will be held on Saturday, March 30, on Monday Morning run at the base of Barker Lodge.
The Maine Office of Tourism is the title sponsor of the Visit Maine Pro Ski Championships finale at Sunday River, Maine. The tour has already been at Beaver Creek, Colorado; Waterville Valley, New Hampshire; and Steamboat Springs, Colorado, this year.
Leading the standings for the overall tour championship title is Phil Brown of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, with 101 points; in second Garrett Driller, of Lake Tahoe, California, with 61; and following in third is Michael Ankeny, of Park City, Utah, with 50. Brown and Driller are not only fighting for the overall title but the Tito’s Rookie of the Year title as well.
In 2019, a new event was introduced to the tour schedule called the Junior Pro Challenge. Utilizing the WPST pros as mentors, 16 junior-seeded U14 racers from local ski clubs experienced the pro format firsthand. These young racers ran the pro course from start to finish learning the challenges of horse-style start gates, identical side-by-side courses, and over four-foot high pro jumps. The top four winners were awarded scholarships; $1,000 for first place, $500 for second, $300 for third and $200 for fourth. Mountain View at Trail’s End is hosting the Sunday River junior event.
“The World Pro Ski Tour is dedicated to the growth of the ski community, and in 2020 there are plans to continue the development of this program at each pro event,” stated Ed Rogers, president and CEO of the World Pro Ski Tour.
CBS Sports Network is the television partner of the World Pro Ski Tour. Air dates are subject to change, check your local listings for more details. Additional airing for encore showings will be announced in the future.
2019 WORLD PRO SKI TOUR SCHEDULE TV AIR DATES – CBS SPORTS NETWORK
April 15, 2019 — 11 PM EST — Beaver Creek, CO Jan 31 – Feb 2, 2019
April 22, 2019 — 11 PM EST — Waterville Valley, NH Feb 7 – 9, 2019
April 29, 2019 — 11 PM EST — Steamboat Springs, CO Mar 1 – 2, 2019
May 6, 2019 — 11 PM EST — Sunday River, ME Mar 28 – 30, 2019
World Pro Ski Tour Video Promo (provided by eef4Kproductions.tv): https://vimeo.com/318859974