Stoneham, February 9th, 2011 - Stoneham Mountain Resort will be host of the LG/FIS World Snowboard Cup, on February 14th to the 20th. The resort, which was officially pointed as a National Training Center in March 2010, offers the most incredible venue for the impressive competitions of the World Cup, located only 20 minutes away from the beautiful Old Capital.
An international competition, right next door
Thanks to the mountain's unequalled conditions, legendary atmosphere and incomparable installations, all the elements are in place to ensure that the athletes, visitors and locals enjoy a great show, which is accessible to all the population! The adjacency between the city and the World Cup activities is unique and allows people to participate and commute easily, while men and women of all ages are invited to the amateur competitions all week long, for the Snowboard Jamboree.
Training proximity for local & foreign athletes
The Olympic Half-Pipe and all the other quality installations that Stoneham is offering, takes the resort onto a higher level when it comes to coveted international training destination. As a matter of fact, the Belarus Team decided to train there for a two months intensive stretch, while Snowboard Firm is bringing over their Quebec team five times throughout the winter. Three of their athletes will actually be part of the half-pipe competition, on February 18th. Last season, China's athletes were at the mountain for an intensive training.
The status of Official National Training Center gives Stoneham the opportunity to welcome on its slopes several local athletes performing on the international circuit. They previously had to move out to the West of Canada or to United States to pursue their sport's career, what they can now do from home. Let's also point out that Stoneham is actually the only National Half-Pipe Training Center in the whole Quebec Province and on the east coast. "We are proud to welcome the snowboard world's elite, which is truly inspiring for our own succession." says Guy Desrosiers, VP and General Manager for Stoneham and Mont-Sainte-Anne.
Knowing that the mountain will be host of the 2013 World Snowboard Championships, it is in the pro athletes' best interest to train at the competition's site. The World Championships will also be the first Qualifier for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
The World Cup 24/7
Get in on all of the action and make Stoneham home during the LG/FIS World Snowboard Cup, thanks to the exclusive offer from Condos & Hotel Stoneham: including night skiing lift ticket and a night at the Hotel Stoneham (quadruple occupation) or in a studio, starting at $59! Valid from February 14th to the 20th.
1.800.463.6888 ext. 710.
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