We are very excited to be partnering with Deer Valley Resort in hosting the FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships this week. Park City Mountain Resort will be hosting slopestyle and halfpipe competitions, which are being considered for inclusion in the 2014 Olympic Games.
It is a great honor to be chosen as the host resort for these events. This is the first time King's Crown will be the scene of a pro event as we see the Slopestyle event take place Wednesday and Thursday. Spectators can view the slopestyle competition from the bottom of King's Crown run, however the course itself will be closed to spectators. There will be a video board at the bottom of the course.
For Friday and Saturday's halfpipe events, spectators will be allowed on the skiers' right deck. There will also be a viewing area at the bottom of the pipe and lower Pick'n Shovel.
Here a few of the athletes to keep an eye on: Jossi Wells, Park City's own Ashley Battersby, Grete Eliassen, Sarah Burke, Jen Hudak, Simon Dumont, Bobby Brown, Alex Schlopy, Sammy Carlson and Jacob Wester.
All events are FREE to spectators. No lift ticket required.
Schedule Of Events at Park City Mountain Resort:
February 2: Slopestyle Qualifications - King's Crown Terrain Park
February 3: Slopestyle Finals - King's Crown Terrain Park
February 4: Halfpipe Qualifications - Eagle Superpipe
The event will be broadcast on TV - NBC: Saturday, February 5, 4:30pm EST and Sunday, February 6, 3pm EST; Versus: Wednesday, February 2, 12am EST, Thursday, February 3, 12am EST and Friday, February 4, 12am EST.
Originally from the Pocono’s of Pennsylvania, Travis found his way to Park City three years ago and is now our grooming manager. When not in snowcat you can find him skiing or snowmobiling in the Utah backcountry or enjoying the skiing here at Park City Mountain Resort.
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