Québec City is hosting the FIS Cross Country Ski World Cup on March 13th – 15th, 2020. The world’s elite skiers will race on the historic Plains of Abraham – one of the most unique venues for competitors and spectators on the world tour! 60,000 ski fans supporting the best skiers in the world, within steps of vieux Québec – makes for the experience of a lifetime.
Published October 26, 2019
Québec was voted the “Best Stop on the World Tour” by an FIS survey of national team skiers, after hosting the 2017 World Cup Finals.
BEST Stop on World Tour – Québec
National team skiers voted Quebec as the “Best Stop on the World Tour” in 2017, while responding in an FIS survey. If your family or friends are considering travel this spring, you’re sure to leave inspired by the friendly athletes, spirit of Québec sports fans, the historic venue, and the charm of vieux Québec.
“I strongly encourage anyone from the NS ski community to watch a World Cup xc ski race….especially in North America. Not only is the level of athleticism inspiring to watch, the athletes are also incredibly down to earth. Combine this with crowds of happy-go-lucky xc ski enthusiasts (who cheer for ALL competitors), you will get a memorable experience that exemplifies why xc skiing is such a beautiful sport.”Daniel Murray
Head Coach | Nova Scotia Cross-Country Ski Provincial Team
A world class event right here in Canada. Are you travelling with friends or youngsters who want to try cross-country skiing? Last year, during the World Cup weekend, the itinerary featured “try-it cross-country skiing” sessions – available at no cost with equipment included, right on the Plains of Abraham.
A Nation’s Hero. Québec’s Alex Harvey.
An emotional Alex Harvey, after finishing second in the 15KM mass start, in front of a hometown crowd, before his retirement. FIS World Cup season finale, 2019 Québec.
Spirit of the Race
Previous World Cup event in Québec City.
EVERYTHING Winter in Québec
Québec is a winter-wonderland. Close to the Hôtel De Glace, historic toboggan slides beside the St. Lawrence, and “vieux” Québec” which is often referred to as the most European of any Canadian centre – see Québec in all of it’s glory as it plays host to yet another FIS World Cup.
Background – FIS Cross Country World Cup
The Fédération International de Ski (FIS) is the world’s highest governing body for international winter sports, including cross-country skiing.
FIS governs the World Cup, which is a series of designated races, wherein the world’s top skiers attempt to accumulate the most points. At the World Cup season finale, skiers with the most points will be awarded the Overall World Cup. Athletes are also acknowledged for achieving overall points in two sub-categories – Sprint World Cup and Distance World Cup.
Coup du Monde Ski de Fond Quebec
FIS Cross Country
Coop is a significant sponsor for the world’s elite skiers. Cross-country skiing is a fundamental part of Norwegian culture.