About World Snow Day
The three E’s of World Snow Day are:
A chance to discover something new.
A time to have fun in and on the snow.
A way to generate great memories and inspiration to continue enjoying the snow.
History of World Snow Day
World Snow Day began in 2011. It was created by the International Ski Federations (FIS) and takes place on the third Sunday in January each year.
Why was it created?
- To increase youth participation in snow sports
- To support and encourage involvement in snow sports, together with industry stakeholders
- To bring newcomers to snow whilst offering extra value to those who already participate
What are the Goals of World Snow Day?
- Enable children and families to Explore, Enjoy and Experience the fascination of snow sports through special Events around the world.
- To teach children how to preserve the snow for future generations
- To teach children how to be safe on and off the snow
- To show Children and their families the health benefits of snow sports and physical activity
Numbers about World Snow Day
- 1 day around the world each year
- 7 events in the Southern Hemisphere
- 12 Global Partners: Atomic Skis, Best of the Alps, Dinoski, European Broadcasting Union,
- Eurosport, Infront Sports and Media, International Federation of Ski Patrollers, International
- Ski Instructors Association, INTERSANDS, Right to Play, Special Olympics and World Para
- Snow Sports.
- 45 Participating countries
- More than 100 resorts with free skiing and snowboarding
- Over 100 events for World Snow Day 2021
- 4’475 events across nine editions of World Snow Day.
- More than 120’000 participants at the largest event.
- Over 2.7 million participants across ten editions of the event