THE 12th ANNUAL SUBARU U.S. FREESKIING NATIONALS SET TO HOST THE WORLD’S BEST FREESKIERS MARCH 10-15, 2009 AT SNOWBIRD SKI AND SUMMER RESORT, UTAH

Watch the Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals LIVE from Snowbird, Utah, Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14, on http://www.freeskiingworldtour.com

Salt Lake City, UT. March 13, 2008—Utah-based event production company, Mountain Sports International (MSI), announces the second stop on the 2009 Freeskiing World Tour (FWT) at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, March 10-15, 2009. Registration filled up in mere hours, proving that the 12th Annual Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals is one of the most sought-after events in freeskiing.

With approximately 200 athletes competing, the reigning Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals Champions, Dylan Crossman and Jaclyn Passo, will have their work cut out for them as they try to hold onto their titles. Also in attendance will be the 2009 FWT points leaders Clif Bennett and Michelle Manning. Other contenders to watch include Josh Daiek, David Wintzer, Crystal-Rose Lee, Mark Welgos, Todd Ligare, Ryan Hawks, Chuck Mumford, Chopo Diaz, and Ariana Stufano.

“The terrain at Snowbird is some of the most diverse in North America which makes for a great freeskiing mountain venue,” said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. “With almost 30 feet of snow accumulation this season and more in the forecast, this should be a great event for competitors and spectators alike.”

The world’s toughest skiers will push their limits on Snowbird’s unparalleled terrain during the Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals. Proposed venues include Snowbird's Peruvian Gulch, Mt. Baldy and weather/conditions permitting, a heli-accessed super final on the fabled Mt. Superior.

Located 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is North America’s most accessible year-round resort. Snowbird offers 15 restaurants and eateries, 2,500 acres of skiable terrain, North America’s only skier tunnel and averages 500 inches of snow per year.

Subaru US Freeskiing Nationals

Athlete/Media Schedule: March 10-15 2009

Tuesday, March 10 Registration

9:00am-3:00pm Registration open, Alpine room

4:00pm-4:30 Athlete meeting, Tram club

Wednesday, March 11, Day 1 FWT Qualifier

8:00am-3:00pm World Tour Registration, Alpine room

9:00am-3:00pm Media check in, Alpine room

9:00am Day 1 Qualifier run begins

4:00pm-4:30pm Athlete meeting, Tram club

Thursday, March 12, Day 2 FWT Qualifier

8:00am-3:00pm World Tour Registration, Alpine room

9:00am-3:00pm Media check in, Alpine room

9:00am Day 2 Qualifier begins

3:30pm-4:00pm Athlete meeting, Tram club

Friday, March 13, FWT Day 1

9:00am-3:00pm Media check in, Alpine room

9:00am FWT Day 1 Run 1 begins

4:00pm-4:30pm Athlete meeting, Tram Club

Saturday, March 14, FWT Day 2/Super Final

8:00am-8:30am Athlete meeting, Tram

9:00am-11:00am Media check in, Alpine room

9:00am FWT Day 2 Run 2 begins

2:00pm Super Final run begins

3:45pm-4:15pm Awards, Tram plaza

Sunday, March 15th, Weather Day

**SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

2009 Freeskiing World Tour Schedule of Events

Subaru Telluride Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier, Telluride, Colorado. February 5-8, 2009

Subaru US Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte, Colorado. February 19-22, 2009

Subaru US Freeskiing Nationals, Snowbird, Utah. March 10-15, 2009

Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships, Kirkwood, California. March 19-23, 2009

Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Alyeska, Alaska. April 8-12, 2009

MSI will present a LIVE webcast of the Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals from Snowbird on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14. Live coverage of the best freeskiing in the world can be viewed from the comfort of your desk chair. MSI’s content creation team will be producing and posting same-day, world-class photography on its newly redesigned website, http://www.freeskiingworldtour.com and media partners http://www.powder.com and http://www.skipressworld.com

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Subaru of America

The North Face

Corona

Powder Magazine

Emergen-C

Ski Press Magazine

Sports Insurance

Grabber

V.I.O.

Beyond Coastal

IFSA

Special thanks to our resort partners:

Telluride Ski and Summer Resort

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Alyeska Resort

For more information log onto http://www.freeskiingworldtour.com


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