The Bring Children to the Snow family has twins. World Snow Day’s twin program FIS SnowKidz was born in 2009. Many people have been asking what is happening to SnowKidz now that World Snow Day has launched? The World Snow Day team is happy to announce that SnowKidz has not disappeared, in fact it is about to grow.
In 2011 World Snow Day took centre stage. Whilst work was focused on World Snow Day, plans for the SnowKidz program were also being put together. The SnowKidz program will be run parallel with World Snow Day. Each of the programs will have their own unique features whilst sharing common goals. One of the primary differences between the programs is when events take place. A FIS SnowKidz event can happen anytime whilst World Snow Day is one day in the calendar. The other difference is that SnowKidz are mostly geared at the FIS member National Ski Associations and their members. To help further explain the relationship between the two events a PDF can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
The FIS SnowKidz already features an established awards program. The 2012 SnowKidz Award was recently presented at the 48th International Ski Congress in Kangwonland, Korea. This year’s award was a tie between Germany and the Czech Republic. The next award will be presented in 2014 at the 49th International Ski Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The first prize for the award is 10,000 CHF and there is additional financial reward for all those in the top 8. Meanwhile a World Snow Day award with different characteristics is in the works. Stay tuned for more details on that!
One of the major upgrades to FIS SnowKidz will be an enhanced website. The current website will be updated with features such as an official SnowKidz toolkit, SnowKidz Event Ideas Guide, an event tracking and locating system including profiles of the event, event reporting system, photo and video pages and a registration system. SnowKidz Event Organisers will have to register on the website. The process is simple and registration will open on 15th August 2012. The registration system will constantly stay open as SnowKidz events can take place all year long.
Finally however the best thing about both events is that they are free of charge to participate.
If you have any questions on SnowKidz please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org