The Swatch Freeride and Freeskiing World Tour Revelstoke 2012 at Revelstoke Mountain Resort is set to kick off today in the powder covered slopes of British Columbia. The Ski Channel will be bringing you coverage of the three day competition with a live stream of the event.
“We have updated our webcast system this year to deliver a higher quality, more consistent signal for our fans,” says Subaru Freeskiing World Tour Announcer Frankie Alisuag. Live feed webcasts provide viewers around the globe access to the elite big mountain skiing and snowboarding action.
Get ready for a thrilling weekend of live competition with athletes from The Subaru Freeskiing World Tour, The Swatch Freeride World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding. These pros will be sending it on Revelstoke’s heli-access only “Mac Face” and “Mac Daddy”.
Alisuag describes the terrain as being ”as challenging as it gets”, ”Steep and exposed, this run allows athletes to really showcase their talent and skills.”
There has been an incredible level of talent assembled here at Revelstoke. Some of the top members of the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour are Drew Tabke, Guerlain Chicherit and Josh Daiek. Standing out from the Freeride World Tour are Aurelien Ducroz and Jeremy Prevost. And female skiers Angel Collinson, Ashley Maxfield and Janina Kuzma are favorites for the finals as well. Don’t miss it when snowboarders Ralph Backstrom and Forrest Burki from The North Face Masters tour ride against top Freeride athletes Flo Orley and Mitch Toelderer. The female snowboard field is headed up by world champion Anne-Flore Marxer and Liz Kristoferitsch from Freeride and The North Face Master’s Maria DeBari and Shannan Yates.
Tune in to www.theskichannel.com for live streaming of all the action January 6-8.
Friday Jan 6 will be comprised of skiing, Saturday Jan 7 will be dedicated to snowboarding, and Sunday Jan 8, will be the skiing finals.
The 2012 Swatch Freeride and Freeskiing World Tour Revelstoke is presented by: Swatch, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Revelstoke Accommodation Association, The North Face, Sierra Nevada, Black Diamond, Clif Bar, Powder Magazine, Recon Instruments, Comcast Sportsnet, Backcountry.com, Ski Channel and Replay XD, Scott, Snow Pulse and Kask.
For more information about the tours visit www.freeskiingworldtour.com and www.freerideworldtour.com