SALT LAKE CITY – This August, the acclaimed Chilean ski resort Valle Nevado will be welcoming their out-of-bounds slopes to The North Face Chilean Freeskiing Championships, as apart of The Subaru Freeskiing World Tour on August 18-21, 2011. This second stop of the Tour’s 15th season will be after its first stop in Las Lenas, Argentina on August 9-12.
Some of the best Big Mountain Freeskiers like the 2011 overall tour winners Drew Tabke and Angel Collinson, Chopo Diaz, Jess McMillan, and past tour champion Guerlain Chicherit, will compete on a rarely skied section of Valle Nevado’s Tambo venue in a two-day competition.
“Valle Nevado is thrilled to host the 2012 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour in Chile,” said Kristina Schreck, North American representative for Valle Nevado. “It’s going to be very exciting to watch the best freeskiers in the world take on Tambo, our out-of-bounds, extreme terrain that we’ve specially designated as the venue for this awesome event.”
The Subaru Freeskiing World Tour is the largest and longest running competitive Big Mountain Freeskiing Tour in the history of the sport. It features athletes from around the world and offers more than $110,000 in prize money. In 2012, Mountain Sports International will webcast select FWT stops live at www.freeskiingworldtour.com, and will again be producing their “Big Mountain Series,” which airs in the Northwest on Comcast Sportsnet.