This weekend, the Colorado Pro Open brings professional ski racing to little Eldora Mountain in Colorado, where some of the world's top pros will face off in a head-to-head parallel slalom race. From Friday, Jan. 17 through Saturday, Jan. 18 the third stop on the World Pro Ski Tour (WPST) will showcase exciting racing from professional skiers like two-time Olympic gold medalist and five-time World Champion Ted Ligety, World Champion silver medalist Phil Brown, and Olympian Simon Breitfuss Kammerlander, the sole member of the Bolivian National Ski Team.
“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 five-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.”
The competition is open to anyone brave enough to race top athletes like Ligety down the course, giving up-and-comers the chance to race against the best while potentially making a name for themselves in the race community.
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The party kicks off at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17 at Eldora's Indian Peaks Lodge with the qualifiers scheduled for 5 p.m. under the lights on Chute Train. The finals will begin on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 12:30 p.m.
The entire course will be viewable from the base of the resort at the festival-style finish area. Spectators can will also be treated to live DJ sets, giveaways, food, drinks, and more. To find out more about the events or to watch past event highlights check out worldproskitour.com.