Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Big mountain skiers get their road map

Freeskiing schedule announced


With over a decade of event production experience, Mountain Sports International (MSI) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour (FWT).

The largest and longest running competitive Big Mountain Freeskiing tour in the history of the sport, the FWT features an unprecedented six stops including a Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier (FWTQ). With $20,000 cash per World Tour stop, the FWT boasts over $100,000 total tour payout.

"This year's Subaru Freeskiing World Tour is loaded," said MSI Winter Sports Director and announcer Dak Williams. "The prize purse has almost doubled, and so has the viewership for our live webcasts. We have the best freeskiing athletes on the planet, and every year more up-and-comers are discovered on our tour. This is where the best come to compete."

Returning after a one-year hiatus, the Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships at Kirkwood, Ca., rejoins the FWT along with a new European stop in Zermatt, Switz. The FWT culminates at the ultimate big mountain competition venue of Alyeska Resort in Alaska.

Registration for the FWT sells out in record time each year. Athletes are urged to register early to avoid disappointment. To register please log onto www.freeskiingworldtour.com.

2009 Freeskiing World Tour Schedule of Events

Subaru Telluride Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier, Telluride, Colorado. Feb. 5-8, 2009.

Subaru U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte, Colorado. Feb. 19-22, 2009 at Zermatt, Switz. TBA*

Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals, Snowbird, Utah. March 10-15, 2009.

Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships, Kirkwood, Ca. March 19-23, 2009.

Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Alyeska, Alaska. April 8-12, 2009.




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