Stoneham Mountain Resort is a buzz of activity in preparing to host the LG/FIS World Snowboard Cup for its eighth year. This is a preparatory event to prove the resort's ability to host the World Championships in January 2013. International athletes and visitors will begin sweeping through the area for a week of amateur and professional competition, parties and fun, February 20-26.
Stoneham Mountain Resort is the only National Half-pipe Training Center in the entire province and on the East coast. This allows local athletes performing on the international circuit to train at home in Quebec.
“We are proud to welcome the snowboard world’s elite, which is truly inspiring for our own succession” says Daniel Rochon, VP and general manager for both Stoneham Mountain Resort and Mont-Sainte-Anne.
Visitors of all ages are invited to the amateur competitions of the Snowboard Jamboree, including a ladies-only rail jam, slopestyle camp with pros, half-pipe competition. An urban rail jam, urban Fashion Show and the FIS Big Air comp will take over the streets of downtown Quebec mid-week. For more info about Snowboard Jamboree, click here.
LG/FIS World Cup Schedule:
Feb 20: Snowboardcross - Qualif: 10:30 a.m to 2:30 p.m
Feb 21: Snowboardcross - Finale: 1-2:30 p.m
Feb 22: Parallel Giant Slalom - Qualif: 9-11 a.m, Finale: 1-3 p.m
Feb 23: Half-Pipe - Semifinal: 11 a.m to 12 p.m, Finale: 1-2 p.m
Jamboree party at Quatre-Foyers bar: 9 p.m to 3 a.m
Feb 24: Big Air: Qualif: 7:30-10:30 p.m
Îlot Fleurie (near Dufferin-Montmorency highway)
Feb 25: Slopestyle - Qualif: 10:30 a.m to 2 p.m, Semifinal: 11 a.m to 12 p.m
Big Air - Finale: 7-8 p.m
Feb 26: Slopestyle - Finale: 1-2 p.m
Condos and Hotel Stoneham, located at the base of the mountain, are offering a discount for Jamboree attendees with rooms starting at $119 + lif tickets/night. Based on single or double occupancy. For more information visit ski-stoneham.com or call 800-463-6888.