FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETHE SUBARU FREESKIING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS SET TO HOST THE WORLDâS BEST FREESKIERS APRIL 9-13, 2008, AT ALYESKA RESORT, ALASKAWatch competition live Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, during the day with evening rebroadcast at http://www.usfreeskiing.comÂ Mountain Sports International announces the final stop on the 2008 Subaru US Freeskiing Series and Freeskiing World TourÂ Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2, 2008 â- The sixth and final stop on the 2008 Subaru US Freeskiing Series (USFS) arrives at Alyeska Resort, Alaska, April 9-13, for the Subaru Freeskiing World Championships. This event is also the third and final stop on the Freeskiing World Tour. Â âAlaska provides the best terrain in the world for big mountain freeskiing competitions and we are thrilled to return to Alyeska Resort for the World Tour Finals and the Subaru Freeskiing World Championships,â said Adam Comey, President of Mountain Sports International. âWe continue to see the athletes evolve this sport and look forward to more impressive skiing in Alaska. Even more, MSIâs new live broadcast coverage will deliver the action to a global audience in real-time.âÂ With approximately 200 competitors attending the Subaru Freeskiing World Championships at Alyeska, the current USFS points leaders Josh Daiek and Hannah Whitney, will have their work cut out for them as they try to hold onto their titles. Freeskiing World Tour pointâs leaders Brett Crabtree and Jen Ashton hope to increase their lead on the international field of athletes. Other contenders vying for the $12,500 prize purse include 2007 World Tour runner-up Drew Tabke, Cliff Bennett, Kevin OâMeara, Chris Tatsuno, 2007 World Tour Champion Jess McMillan, Crystal Wright, Hannah Horrigan, Tanya Christensen and 2008 Subaru US Freeskiing Nationals Champion Jaclyn Passo. One of the most anticipated stops on the 2008 roster, registration for the Subaru Freeskiing World Championships filled in mere hours. Â âOur terrain known for its steep peaks and abundance of snow should meet the criteria for what a real big mountain Freeskiing event should be,â said Jason Lott, Director of Sales and Marketing at Alyeska Resort. âWe are on the verge of over 800 inches of total snowfall this season and cannot wait to showcase our mountain to the world. The Subaru Freeskiing World Championships will provide us an avenue to showcase what skiing in Alyeska Resort, Alaska, is all about.âÂ Proposed venues are the Shallow Glide and Shadows area of Alyeskaâs famed Headwall. Guests at Alyeska will experience all of Alaskaâs beauty and receive an adventure that theyâll remember for a lifetime. Winter offers the ultimate skiing experience with more spring-time light than any other resort in North America. Other activities include dog sledding, snowmachine tours, glacier ice climbing, backcountry and cross country skiing. Â MSI will present a live webcast of the Subaru Freeskiing World Championships from Alyeska, on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, with an evening re-broadcast on http://www.usfreeskiing.com. Exact broadcast times will be announced in the coming days. Â Be sure to visit the newly redesigned and recently launched http://www.usfreeskiing.com, which features state of the art video and photo player technology. The daily uploads of video, photos, news and results of each dayâs competition action will be available after each day concludes.Â Â Special thanks to our sponsors:Subaru of AmericaThe North FaceCoronaNordicaCoca-ColaPowder MagazineEmergen-CSki Press MagazineMt. Olympus waterLynden TransportSports InsuranceGrabberSkull CandyYakimaIFSAÂ Special thanks to our Resort partners:Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort Jackson Hole Mountain ResortTelluride Ski ResortSquaw Valley USACrested Butte Mountain ResortAlyeska ResortÂ Â For more information log onto http://www.usfreeskiing.com
Here's a look at how some of the last events of the season, the Nor Freeski Cup, Nor Freeski Championships and USASA Nationals, have affected the AFP World Tour Rankings in the lead up to next week's crowning of the 2016 AFP World Tour Champions.
On behalf of the Association of Freeskiing Professionals and the World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, B.C., we're disappointed to announce that the AFP World Tour Finals will not take place in Whistler this year.