The world’s biggest day on snow will take place January 19, 2014.

The third annual World Snow Day is designed to give children an opportunity to explore, enjoy and experience snow sports,. It is showcased in a series of events that take place at ski areas around the world, from Canada and the US, to Russia, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy and Japan; it is endorsed by both FIS and the IOC.

Ski areas are encouraged to register their special World Snow Day events now at



Examples of 2013 events include:

  • ‘Apen Bakke’ (Open Day) in Norway, where 99 resorts across the country opened their doors to an estimated 120,000 participants for a day of free skiing and snowboarding;
  • Cortina d’Ampezzo (ITA) where Organisers created a “feel like a champion day” for more than 250 children in conjunction with the ladies’ FIS Alpine World Cup races.
  • Skiing and snowboarding across Iceland’s ski resorts.
  • A children’s snow city at the World Snow Forum in Novosibirsk (RUS)