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World Snow Day steps up a gear
Sunday October 21, 2012 - Email this article to a friend

There are big plans for the second edition of the event that aims to encourage kids to take up snowsports. It is an event we applaud here at PlanetSKI.

It is a bit of a cliché but children are the future.

Without new blood coming into skiing and snowboarding it will wither.  Sadly there seem to be less as the economic climate puts people off and family holidays seem to get ever more expensive.

The International Ski Federation decided last year to try to do something about it.

An event that aims to bring children together with their families, to the slopes, trails and tracks, in a fun-filled day of events, activities and competitions on snow.

There are currently 72 locations committed to celebrating World Snow Day on January 20th 2012 in some 20 countries.

That is an increase of 38% compared with a year ago at this time. 

The futureThe futureWorld Snow Day is a key element of the FIS 'Bring Children to the Snow' campaign.

Since its creation in 2007, this campaign celebrates winter sports as a fun, healthy and social recreational activity for children.

World Snow Day 2013 will again take place on a global scale, celebrating snow sports as part of a healthy lifestyle, and fostering global awareness of the importance of nurturing the natural environment.

"The first edition of World Snow Day was a great success and we now continue to build on this momentum. Through the FIS Bring Children to the Snow campaign we seek to communicate that winter sports is something for everyone," said FIS President Gian Franco Kasper.

"We hope that the 2nd FIS World Snow Day will encourage even more youngsters to take to the snow for the first time and help us foster a future generation of snow lovers." 

Countries committed to participating are Austria, Canada, China, France, Estonia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA.

Whilst the event's themes to Explore, Experience and Enjoy the snow will be shared across the world, the worldwide festivities will recognise the unique winter sports culture of each location.

Organisers interested in hosting a World Snow Day event will receive event guidelines and suggestions for the types of events and activities to host, but are also encouraged to be creative and unique.

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For further information then see the World Snow Day website.

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