Building on the success of the Ski Tour Canada competition in March 2016, this year Quebec City plays host to the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Finals originally slated to be held in the Russian city of Tyumen. The world’s cross-country elite go head to head once again on the historic Plains of Abraham March 17–19, 2017, wrapping up the season in style. Skiers will race in three disciplines, starting with a Freestyle Sprint on Friday, March 17, followed by a 10/15k Classic Mass Start on Saturday, March 18 and culminating in a 10/15k Freestyle Pursuit on Sunday, March 19. At the end of the weekend, the coveted Crystal Globes will be awarded to the athletes and teams at the top of the World Cup rankings.

The finals in numbers

  • 3 days
  • 3 legs of competition
  • 20 countries represented
  • Sprint track length 1650m
  • More than 150 athletes