Subaru Freeskiing World Tour Stop at Kirkwood Postponed
North American Freeskiing Championships moved to April 4-9, 2012 due to low snow conditions
Salt Lake City, Utah – January 31, 2012
The upcoming Subaru Freeskiing World Tour event at Kikwood Mountain Resort February 22-27, will be postponed until April 4-9, 2012 due to inadequate snow cover on The Cirque venue. This delay will ensure the world’s best big mountain freeskiers top quality competition conditions for one of the most anticipated stops on the tour.
“The late arrival of winter in the Tahoe area forces us to wait for more snow accumulation on Kirkwood’s steep, rocky terrain,” said Event Director Bryan Barlow. “Unfortunately the late start has delayed our early season events, yet we expect excellent conditions for the rescheduled dates of the tour.”
“It’s unfortunate that we have to postpone the FWT at this time,” says Kirkwood’s Kevin Cooper. “There are some skiable lines in the Cirque now for sure, but the coverage most likely would not hold up for the athletes. With the long range looking pretty solid we thought it best to push back the FWT at this point as it is a staple event here at Kirkwood.”
Kirkwood will remain a five star World Tour event for the 2011-2012 FWT and will serve as the Tour Championships for this year. The FWT would like to thank our Athletes and host resorts for their patience in dealing with the late arrival of winter this year. FWT strives to provide the safest and most competitive venues for our athletes and these delays will ensure we are able to do that. We look forward to an action packed spring on the FWT.
US Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte, CO, March 7-11, 2012
Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Snowbird, UT, March 14-19, 2012
Subaru Freeskiing Qualifier, Moonlight Basin, MT, March 22-25, 2012
North American Freeskiing Championships, Kirkwood, CA, April 4-9, 2012
The 2012 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour is presented by: Subaru, The North Face, Sierra Nevada, Black Diamond, Clif Bar, Powder, Recon, Comcast Sportsnet, Backcountry.com, Ski Channel and Replay XD.
About Subaru Freeskiing World Tour (FWT) The Subaru Freeskiing World Tour is the largest and longest running competitive big mountain freeskiing tour in the history of the sport with an unprecedented six stops. Founded in 1998, the FWT, created and produced by Mountain Sports International, Inc., is heading into its 15th year. In addition to up to $110,000 in winnings, the world tour champions are awarded the McConkey Cup, honoring legendary skier Shane McConkey, founder of the IFSA. The FWT also features the coveted backcountry.com Sickbird Award, which honors the athlete with the most spirit, style and wow-factor. For more information, visit www.freeskiingworldtour.com, www.facebook.com/freeskiingworldtour, or follow us on Twitter at @FreeskiingWT.