November 30, 2017

(Canmore, AB) – This weekend launches the first Alpine Insurance Alberta Cup FIS Series of the 2017/18 season at Mount Norquay in Banff. Over 150 FIS racers will contest two days slalom action for both ladies and men on “Rob’s Run”. The Banff Alpine Racers are once again hosting this popular season opener and are looking forward to an excellent event on Saturday, Dec. 2nd and Sunday Dec. 3rd.

This is Alpine Insurance’s third year as title sponsor of both the Alberta Cup FIS Series and the Alberta Ski Team. Building on a legacy of excellence, Alpine Insurance support has established a multi-year connection with our racers, their families, clubs and communities as they progress along the alpine athlete pathway towards the FIS NorAm Cup to World Cup. Alberta Alpine is truly grateful for Alpine Insurance’s long term sponsorship of ski racing in our province.

Being local, leading Home and car insurance brokers, Alpine Insurance creates a pleasant and professional experience every time you require any service from one of their dedicated insurance brokers team. Please visit: https://alpineinsurance.ca/alberta-alpine-ski-association/, Email: ski@alpineinsurance.ca, or call: 1-844-581-0444 for your preferred quote as Alberta Alpine members.

This season’s Alpine Insurance Alberta Cup FIS Series has 6 stops at 4 different resorts throughout the winter. The series will conclude and overall titles awarded at the series finals in Nakiska, April 14-15, 2018. Last season’s overall series winners were Georgia Burgess for the ladies and Keegan Sharp for the men – both members of the 2016/17 Alpine Insurance Alberta Ski Team. Series points will be tabulated and standing updated after each event and results posted online. Full program and event details can be found online: http://albertaalpine.ca/fis/

Alberta Alpine appreciates the support of all the hosts clubs and resorts and thanks all the volunteers, coaches and officials who make ski racing so successful in Alberta. Good luck on a safe and successful season for all competing athletes and teams.

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