RED ANNOUNCES DATES OF THE 2011 CANADIAN OPEN FREESKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Open Senior and Junior Competitions to be held January 12th through January 22nd.

ROSSLAND, B.C. – RED Mountain Resort is pleased to announce the dates of the 2011 Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships.

Senior Open

Wednesday, January 12 - Registration & Course Inspection

Thursday, January 13 - Qualifications

Friday, January 14 - Semi Finals

Saturday, January - 15 Finals

Junior Open

Thursday, January 20 - Registration & Course Inspection

Friday, January 21 - Qualifications

Saturday, January - 22 Finals

This year’s Open will be the 10th anniversary of international freeskiing competition at RED, Western Canada’s first ski area. A huge favorite amongst athletes, spectators, media, the industry, staff and sponsors, the event continues to reign as Canada’s premiere big mountain freeskiing championship.

Registration for the Senior Open event is limited to skiers 19 years and older. The Junior event is open to skiers aged 7-18. For registration and event information, please visit http://www.canadianfreeskiing.com or phone RED at (800) 663-0105.

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About RED Mountain Resort

RED has been delivering incredible skiing longer than any other area in Western Canada, with the first recorded powder turns in 1896. With accolades ranging from “Best Authentic and Funky Resort Experience” to “Best Powder, Best Trees, Best Steeps”, to “Uncrowded, Affordable, and Irresistibly Old-School”, RED is the hidden jewel of BC’s Kootenay Rockies region.

RED offers incredible terrain with a 2,919 foot vertical drop (884 meters) featuring over 300 inches (750cm) of annual snowfall, champagne powder, world renowned gladed tree skiing and wide-open groomed runs. No crowds assure that powder stashes stay untouched for days.

RED boasts a terrain park, easy-to-access backcountry, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, friendly locals, late night partying, fine dining, and modern, affordable luxury slope-side lodging. All this is mixed with a retro vibe and turn-of-the-century charm with the classic ski town of Rossland, located right next to the mountain. RED is located in the western Kootenay region of southern BC, 2.5 hours drive north of Spokane International Airport, 3.5 hours from Kelowna, BC Airport, 30 minutes from Castlegar and 20 minutes from Trail regional airports.


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