RED Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC is please to announce that The North Face is now the event’s presenting sponsor for the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships for the next three years.

Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, BC. Photo by Jeff Schmuck

“The North Face athletes Leah Evans and Mike Hopkins honed their skills on the terrain at RED Mountain Resort. The terrain, combined with the abundant snow fall, is ideal for enabling exploration and pushing personal limits. The North Face is thrilled to be partnered with such an inspiring resort.” stated Corey Stecker, Director of Marketing for The North Face Canada.

RED Mountain is allowing more junior competitors this year. The North Face Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships will have 2 days of Junior qualifiers followed by the finals. “This is a great opportunity for junior competitors to come out and compete. We’ve found that this junior event has such great enthusiasm around it and often times we find it difficult to open it to all competitors. It simply fills up very quickly.” noted Erik Kalacis, RED’s General Manager. “The event’s goals are to help kids get a taste of competition in an exciting venue. We hope that this can be a springboard for these junior athletes to go on and compete as adults” noted Mika Hakkola, RED’s Marketing, Events and Communications manager.

Photo by Jeff Schmuck

The North Face Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships dates are as follows...

Junior Event – January 11-14, 2012

January 11th - Registration & Inspection

January 12th - Qualifiers

January 13th - Qualifiers

January 14th - Finals & Awards

Senior Event – January 18-21, 2012

January 18th - Registration & Inspection

January 19th - Qualifiers

January 20th - Semi-Finals

January 21st - Finals & Awards & Kokanee Afterparty

Registration is now open for the event at