For Canadian and Norwegian skiers the season is not quite over yet, with their national championships taking place in Whistler (23-30 March) and Nordbygda (6 April), respectively.
The final full alpine and Nordic skiing seasons before the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games are coming to an end with several national championships taking place this week.
After a busy season in alpine skiing, with the World Championships held in La Molina, Spain, in February, and the World Cup Finals held at the beginning of March in Sochi, Russia seven countries are hosting their national championships this week including Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland and USA. For 120 new athletes who have recently been licensed for national competitions, these championships will provide an ideal opportunity to test their skiing skills within a competition setting.
The highlights of the Nordic skiing season were March’s World Championships in Solleftea, Sweden, and the World Cup Finals in Sochi, which finish on Thursday (21 March). For Canadian and Norwegian skiers the season is not quite over yet, with their national championships taking place in Whistler (23-30 March) and Nordbygda (6 April), respectively.
Snowboarders will end their season with the second World Cup being held in Big White/Kelowna, Canada from 25-30 March. US athletes will then head to their national championships in Copper Mountain, taking place from 31 March to 5 April.