The 2014 The North Face Chilean Freeskiing Championships Cancelled.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT– Aug 11, 2014- Due to low snow conditions on the Santa Tere backcountry venue, organizers of the Chilean Freeskiing Championships (the first stop of the 2015 Subaru Freeride Series) have decided to cancel the competition at El Colorado, Chile. Future weather forecasts do not suggest patterns will improve creating suitable conditions before the scheduled competition window Aug. 20-25.
“ Unfortunately we had to make the decision to cancel the championship,” stated Jorge Jaqueih, marketing manager for The North Face Chile. “This winter was not what we expected and with the current conditions it`s not possible to produce an event with the quality we look for. As a brand we have always aimed to make the best events in the Southern Hemisphere, but we have no indication that assures us we will have the conditions to do it. The decision to cancel the event is based on the lack of snow and a forecast that is not favorable for future days. We deeply regret what this means for athletes and all who love the snow and big mountain freeriding.”
The Subaru Freeride Series will continue into the 2014-2015 season with four events in North America. Dates and locations will be announced soon.