U.S. Ski Team alum Bryon Friedman to rock Deer Valley Freestyle World Cup

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 4, 2010 2:52 pm

The Visa Freestyle International–one of the biggest, shiniest ski events to take place on American soil kicks off Thursday, January 14th with the moguls event. The World Cup runs through the 16th, and as it’s been every year, is sure to be a hit.

The Deer Valley World Cup is a favorite for athletes and fans alike. Known for its top-notch courses, solid snow conditions and fun atmosphere, Deer Valley becomes THE place to be in mid-January. (In fact, the resort recently won the bid to host the 2011 World Freestyle Championships, becoming the only resort in America to host the event twice. Deer Valley was also the site of the freestyle events during the 2002 Olympic Games, in Salt Lake City.)

The traditional freestyle moguls and aerials competitions take place at Deer Valley, with the finals rocketing at night, under the lights. Last year’s dual moguls event drew tens of thousands of fans. (Hey, the tighter crowds help everyone stay warm!) The ski halfpipe event takes place in the sunshine at neighboring Park City Mountain Resort

Last year fans and athletes were treated to a free concert with Michael Franti and Spearhead, but this year, the World Cup will be extra special. Former U.S. Ski Team downhiller Bryon Friedman will open for the Band of Heathens, on Thursday evening, January 14th. The concert doubles as an ‘after-party’ for the freestyle World Cup, so fans can head straight from the moguls fireworks to Harry O’s on Main Street. Friedman will take to the stage at 9:30 PM.