2017 World Snow Day Announced by International Ski Federation
27 Jul, 2016
A registration process for next year's World Snow Day has been opened by the International Ski Federation (FIS).
It follows a report hailing the success of this year's event, which saw more than 586,000 participants enjoy snow at 625 events in 42 countries.
Next year's event, due to take place on January 15, is seeking to be even larger.
A Line Honours Award is set to be given to the first event to be registered and approved, with the FIS hoping this will encourage more people to apply.
The award carries a CHF 1,000 (£772/$1,036/€922) prize to invest in the event.
A World Snow Day registration process has opened ©FIS
World Snow Day is the second phase of the FIS' "Bring Children to the Snow" campaign, looking beyond the world governing body's membership to the wider snow sports community.
It seeks to motivate children aged from four to 14 by encouraging all stakeholders to celebrate all things snow around the world simultaneously.
Registration, open now, will remain free to apply until December 15.
Events last year included one held on sand dunes in Peru, and in Norway where 100 resorts across the country provided free lift passes.
In Asia, one of the most popular events was in China with 20 events throughout the country as the world's most populous nation seeks to boost the popular of snow sports ahead of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
More information and details of how to apply are available here.