TED LIGETY AND THE WORLD PRO SKI TOUR COME TO ELDORA
The World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) will host the Colorado Pro Open, its third race of the season, at Eldora Mountain in Nederland, Colorado on January 17th and 18th, 2020. The race will feature two-time Olympic gold medalist, Ted Ligety, alongside the best dual-format alpine racers in the world, including World Championships silver medalist Phil Brown, the winner of the last three Tour stops, and NCAA Champion Robert Cone and many more.
Race weekend will kick off with a “Share the Love of Ski Racing” welcome reception at Boulder’s Flatirons Subaru on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Consumers interested in test-driving a Subaru at Flatirons any time during race week will receive special VIP credentials to the race. Flatirons Subaru will join other race sponsors, including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Tuff Shed, Surefoot Ski Boots, SYNC Performance, Sinner, and more, for the WPST Colorado Pro Open Qualifiers under the lights at Eldora Mountain Friday evening. The top 32 athletes qualify and face off against Ligety and other competitors on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
“At our last race, our regular Tour athletes proved that they are best in the world, as the top three out-skied Ted Ligety, a double-Olympic gold medalist and 5-time World Champion,” says Jon Franklin, CEO of the WPST. “With that said, Ted has a race under his belt to get comfortable with our start gates, jumps, and dual format, so what happens next is anyone’s guess. We are in store for an exciting competition at the Colorado Pro Open.”
WPST Colorado Pro Open Schedule
- Thursday, January 16th
- 6:30-8:00 PM – Share the Love of Ski Racing Reception – Flatirons Subaru, Boulder, CO
- Friday, January 17th
- 12:00-3:00 PM – Pro Athlete Registration – Indian Peak Lodge, Eldora Mountain
- 3:00-5:00 PM – Tito’s Après Party – Indian Peak Lodge, Eldora Mountain
- 5:30 PM – WPST Colorado Pro Open Qualifiers – Eldora Mountain
- Saturday, January 18th
- 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Wake Up With Tito’s Bloody Mary Bar – Timbers Lodge, Eldora Mountain
- 12:30-2:00 PM – WPST Colorado Pro Open Round of 32 – Eldora Mountain
- 2:30 PM – WPST Colorado Pro Open Round of 16 to Finals – Eldora Mountain
Race events include a festival-style finish area with live DJ sets, giveaways, food, drinks, hospitality and more at the base of Eldora Mountain.
About the World Pro Ski Tour
The World Pro Ski Tour is a nationwide tour of events featuring professional skiers racing side-by-side in a single-elimination format. Prize money and an overall World Pro Tour title attract Olympians and professional skiers from around the world. On-site spectators and TV viewers can watch all stops on the Tour in an exciting and easy to understand format. http://worldproskitour.com