Snow Sports for All on 3rd World Snow Day
The third edition of World Snow Day will take place on 19 January 2014. Set to be the largest edition yet, over 610 organisers in 35 countries will be staging unique, fun, friendly, and in some countries, nationwide events in celebration of all things on snow.
From free skiing and snowboarding in 72 resorts across Austria or free lessons in Poland, to a snow festival in Zermatt, Switzerland, or snow sport demonstrations from the Canadian Ski Patrol with an emphasis on safety, this year’s World Snow Day has seen unprecedented engagement from local and national organisers.
World Snow Day is an annual snow festival offering a variety of activities for children and families. The main goal is to encourage the participants, young and not so young, to explore, enjoy and experience the snow, not only to promote recreational skiing and snowboarding, but also to learn more about the environment.
This event is part of the International Ski Federation (FIS)’s “Bringing children to the snow” campaign, which shares the common mission with the IOC’s Sport for All Commission to promote sport and physical activity to people of all ages and abilities across the world. The initiative, including World Snow Day, has featured as a case study in the IOC’s first Sport for All guide - Get Moving! - which combines practical guidance and inspirational cases aimed at assisting and motivating participants in the development of new programmes.