Freestyle World Cup Skiing Tour to Make Stops in Park City, Lake Placid

Posted By: The Ski Channel on September 28, 2009 12:20 pm

On January 14, a few weeks before the 2010 Freestyle Olympic team will be named, the 2010 Visa Freestyle International and Nature Valley Freestyle Cup World Cup will make 2 U.S. visits, stopping at Deer Valley Resort in Park City and Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid. ”The World Cup at Deer Valley is one of our best marquee competitions and each year the energy and intensity of the events gets better. They strive to raise the bar, and accomplish it,” USSA Vice President of Events Calum Clark said. “The resort and organizing committee does an incredible job at putting on an event that the freestyle community looks forward to participating in each year.” The event will include such rockstar athletes as aerials World Champion Ryan St. Onge, moguls World Champion Pat Deneen, and moguls World Cup champion and World Championship bronze medalist Hannah Kearney, among many others. ”With the 2010 Olympics just around the corner, it will be very exciting for the spectators to get a chance to experience up close and personal the spectacular athletes we’ll soon be watching on television during the Olympic Games,” says Bob Wheaton, Resort president and general manager. “In addition, since we’re hosting the prestigious 2011 FIS Freestyle World Ski Championships here at Deer Valley next winter, it’s important for our staff and numerous event volunteers to hone their skills and garner more experience. We consider our race courses, and the crews who work on our World Cups the best in the world – from the volunteers, to the coaches, judges, technicians and staff. And of course, the gifted athletes who compete on our mountain are so inspiring. We’re honored to have them here.”