From First Gear to Fifth
World Snow Day Team steps up the pace
The past three months around World Snow Day have been very quiet. Questions are coming in thick and fast about when the next event will happen? The World Snow Day team have been locked behind closed doors formulating a plan to ensure the 2nd edition of World Snow Day is even bigger and better than the last.

The first edition of World Snow Day achieved some incredible numbers. Within the short space of eight months the World Snow Day team combined with 225 incredible organisers to create a set of unique events to occur simultaneously around the world on 22nd January 2012. On 23rd January 2012 FIS officially confirmed that 39 countries participated in the inaugural edition. For a first edition of any event this was truly an incredible number. But the big numbers did not stop there. FIS has set a goal of 500,000 participants for the third edition of World Snow Day. After months of counting and contact with event organisers it was confirmed that inaugural edition of World Snow Day saw over 200,000 participants in events around the world. This puts the team at 40% of the way of achieving their first major goal; a huge achievement for the inaugural year!
Amidst the excitement and anticipation the World Snow Day team has also undergone a transformation. Last year’s World Snow Day assistant Andrew Cholinski has now moved into the position of Co-ordinator of Bring Children to the Snow. Andrew has taken over from Trude Edvardsen who has left the FIS family to move to pastures new. Trude will be missed and World Snow Day wishes her all the best in her new projects. Aiding Andrew last year Yu Zhang has now also departed to work for the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace but will be replaced by David Broere from Switzerland. David will take on the position on World Snow Day Assistant and will be joining World Snow Day in mid-August.

February, March and April have also been a time of planning and deep thought, especially for constructing a master plan for World Snow Day. The plan contains a number of exciting and innovative ideas that are sure to amaze people. Currently the master plan is in the final stages of review so stay tuned to World Snow Day news to find out more about the plans for the 2nd edition of World Snow Day.
The FIS office and the world’s snow community are buzzing. The first steps to an incredible future have been taken. We hope that you can join us for the second edition of World Snow Day on 20th January 2013!

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