The World Pro Ski Tour is preparing for the Reven Cup and Colorado Pro Open races at Echo Mountain Sunday and Monday, March 28-29. The athlete roster will now include notable World Cup competitors AJ Ginnis, River Radamus and Luke Winters.

Ginnis, who has previously competed on the WPST, races full-time on the World Cup circuit. A Greek-American dual-citizen, Ginnis was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 2012-2018 and now races for Greece. This season, he celebrated his career-best 11th place finish at the World Cup slalom in Flachau, Austria.

“I’m stoked to return to the World Pro Ski Tour,” says AJ Ginnis, who just arrived back in the U.S. from World Cup Finals. “The races at Echo Mountain this weekend will be a great opportunity for me to stay competitive on the snow and hopefully earn some money.”

Also joining the Tour at Echo will be two-time world junior champion River Radamus, who is coming off a productive season with six World Cup top 30s and an 11th-place finish in the world championship giant slalom, plus eighth in the parallel and sixth in the team parallel.

“After a long World Cup season, I’m thrilled to finally see what the World Pro Ski Tour has to offer,” said Radamus. “I love the head-to-head format, and look forward to doing battle against this strong field.”

Rounding out the World Cup representation, slalom ace Luke Winters will make his Tour debut. Winters is also coming off a strong season in Europe where he picked up a pair of World Cup top 30s — 23rd in Adelboden and 19th in Chamonix, which matched a career best.

“Looking forward to competing in my first Pro Tour this weekend,” said Winters. “After a long season in Europe it will be nice to take a swing at the Pro Tour myself, especially after watching it for the past couple years. It’s a great opportunity for ski racers to make money and enjoy the sport of ski racing as long as they can, and I’m excited to be a part of that.”

Also among the field is University of Colorado standout Max Bervy, who notably eliminated double-Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety at the WPST Colorado Pro Open in 2020.

“The World Pro Ski Tour is super excited to welcome three more racers who are recognized as being among the world’s best,” said Jon J Franklin, CEO of the WPST. “We can’t wait to watch these current World Cup athletes square off in our dual super slalom races at Echo Mountain so close to Denver.” 

The WPST brings some of the world’s fastest professional dual ski racers together each season, including world championship medalist, Phil Brown, NCAA All-Americans, U.S. national parallel slalom champion Garret Driller, and more .

COVID-mitigation protocols will remain in place for these races at Echo Mountain, but those who have reservations to ski during race times are welcome to view the race as spectators. A list of all partners and detailed schedule of events can be found at worldproskitour.com

About Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain is Denver’s closest and most affordable skiing, snowboarding and tubing, located just 50 minutes from downtown and 35 minutes from the west metro area. It was formerly a local family favorite in the 60s and 70s, a terrain park only mountain in the late 2000s, and a private ski and snowboard race training center in the early 2010s. Over the last 5 years, it has transformed with an extra focus on access, inclusion, customer service, and community. Echo’s mission is to create a welcoming and non-judgmental environment for everyone to enjoy snow sports. Echo features a beginner area, a mostly intermediate mountain, gladed terrain and night skiing 4 nights per week.

About the World Pro Ski Tour

The World Pro Ski Tour is a nationwide tour of events where professional skiers race side-by-side in a single elimination format. Prize money and an overall World Pro Tour title attract Olympians and professional skiers from around the world. On-site spectators and TV viewers can watch all stops on the Tour in an exciting and easy to understand format.

Release courtesy of World Pro Ski Tour.

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