The ultimate cross-country skiing competition is coming to Canada as Red Bull Nordix debuts at Lake Louise Ski Resort on March 12, 2016. As the curtain closes on the cross-country skiing season, the world’s elite will go head to head with local up and coming nordic athletes to compete in what could be best described as Skier-X with a challenging twist.

Venue of the Red Bull Nordix at Hoegfjaellet © Jaanus Ree/Red Bull Content Pool

About the Competition

The competition is divided into two classes, male and female, and starts off with qualification runs on Saturday, March 12th based on lap time. The 64 fastest men and 10 fastest women will qualify to the finals to be held on Sunday, March 13th. In the Sunday finals, competitors are placed in heats of 4 based on their lap in the qualification round. Two competitors from each heat will move on until one male and one female remain and crowned the 2016 Red Bull Nordix Champions.

Red Bull Nordix in Davos, Switzerland on April 2nd © Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool

“The Lake Louise Ski Resort is excited to host this one-of-a-kind event on what we know will be an amazing course put together by our course crew. Set in one of the most scenic resorts around, we’re sure it will be the highlight for both pro and amateur athletes alike.”

Dan Markham, Director of Brand & Communications

Erik Haenel – Red Bull Nordix Davos, Switzerland © Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool

Red Bull Nordix will take place Saturday March 12 & Sunday March 13, 2016. This is a free event for spectators.

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