Panorama races cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns
Due to ongoing and evolving concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Alpine Canada and U.S. Ski & Snowboard have cancelled the 2020 Alpine NorAm Finals scheduled for March 17-24 at Panorama Mountain Resort.
The Canadian Championships, planned for March 25-28 at Panorama, are also cancelled.
In keeping with recommendations from the Government of Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and after consulting with medical advisors, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community, fans, athletes, staff, and volunteers involved in these events.
“We would like to thank Panorama Resort and Management, the Race Organizing Committee and volunteers for all of their hard work preparing for the races,” said Vania Grandi, President and CEO of Alpine Canada. “The health and safety of our athletes, volunteers and community is of utmost importance and we applaud all those involved for making this difficult, but necessary decision.”
“We are sad to announce this cancellation, which includes our U.S. Alpine National Speed Championships (including DH, SG, and AC)” said Tiger Shaw, President and CEO of U.S. Ski & Snowboard. “Thank you to the local organizing committees, staff and volunteers who worked to get this event off the ground. The health and safety of our athletes and staff is our primary concern and we look forward to returning to NorAm alpine competition next season.”