The North Face South American Freeskiing

Championships La Parva, Chile, Sept. 3-6, 2009


The North Face South American Freeskiing Championships in La Parva, Chile, September 3-6, 2009

The 2010 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour will kick off in a few weeks in La Parva, Chile, at The North Face South American Freeskiing Championships, where the world’s best freeskiers will get a unique chance to compete during the summer

Salt Lake City, UT, August 20, 2009—The highly anticipated first stop of the 2010 Freeskiing World Tour (FWT) arrives at La Parva, Chile, for the First Annual The North Face South American Freeskiing Championships (SAFC). Freeskiing’s elite will battle it out in the Andes snow September 3-6, for the SAFC title, overall World Tour points, and a $10,000 cash purse.

“After 12 years we’re excited to have the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour back to South America,” said La Parva Ski Resort Marketing Director Rodrigo Medina. “We truly believe the La Parva venues will challenge the competitors and the Chilean mountains and people will be a great fit with the other FWT stops.”

With a meter of new snow yesterday and more on the way, conditions at La Parva are shaping up to be the best in years. Competitors from around the globe will pioneer new lines on “McConkey’s,” a venue that was recently opened to the public, but much of which has yet to be skied.

“With the addition of two international stops, over $100,000 in prize money, and continuous live coverage, the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour is stronger than ever,” said Mountain Sport International President Adam Comey. “And to honor our good friend and legendary skier Shane McConkey—who founded this sport and the IFSA—the overall World Tour champions will be awarded with the McConkey Cup. This sport was his vision and we intend to keep it thriving for years to come.”

“I feel like our sport has taken a huge evolutionary jump forward,” said 2009 women’s overall Freeskiing World Tour Champion Crystal Wright. “The level of competition from both the men and women has progressed to unexpected new heights. Revelstoke and La Parva are awesome venues and will bring international legitimacy to the tour. And with the live webcasting more people than ever are learning about our sport. This is going to be a big year.”

This will truly be a memorable and exciting event to kick off the 2010 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour. For those unable to attend, make sure you check out the live webcast of the event on www.freeskiingworldtour.com

For a complete schedule of events and to register, please visit www.freeskiingworldtour.com

IMPORTANT LA PARVA DETAILS!!!

Event Dates:
Thursday, September 3 Onsite Athlete Registration
Friday, September 4    Day 1
Saturday, September 5    Day 2 – Finals

Athlete Entry Fee:
$200 lift tickets included

La Parva Lodging Packages:
$800 for Athletes and $900 for friends and family on the below information

Lift Tickets included in lodging package:

Lodging in a condominium (5 athletes in each condo) starting the 30th of
August to the 6th of September (will be placed in groups by the travel agency, specific roommates can be requested)

Transportation from Santiago Airport to La Parva Ski Center on the morning of the 30th of August and return to the Santiago Airport on the 6th of September, leaving La Parva at 12pm.

Breakfast every day from August 31st until September 6th

Discounted Lunch & dinner vouchers – $30

All interested in the La Parva package should email: triptolaparva@skilaparva.cl

Airfare:
Delta packages available from certain cities based on August 30th departure and September 6th return. If interested please email Barb Hamblett at MSI: barb@mtsports.com

**Registration for the remaining 2010 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour events will go live sometime this fall. Please check back for details.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, ATHLETES AND TEAM MANAGERS CAN CONTACT:
Barb Hamblett
Athlete Communications & Registration Manager
Mountain Sports International
office: 801.349.4604
barb@mtsports.com

For a complete schedule of events and to register, please visit www.freeskiingworldtour.com

2010 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour Schedule of Events

September 3-6, 2009 – The North Face South American Freeskiing Championships, La Parva, Chile

January 6-10, 2010 – The Canadian Freeskiing Championships, Revelstoke, Canada

February 2010 – Subaru Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier, Location TBA

February 17-21, 2010 – Subaru US Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte, CO, USA

March 3-7, 2010 – Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships, Kirkwood, CA, USA

March 16-21, 2010 – Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Snowbird, UT, USA

Special thanks to our sponsors:
Subaru of America
The North Face
Corona
Powder Magazine

Special thanks to our resort partners:
Crested Butte Mountain Resort
Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort
Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Ski La Parva
Revelstoke Mountain Resort