West Dover, Vt. (March 11, 2013) – Athletes taking part in the Carinthia Freeski Open at Mount Snow Resort on Saturday, March 16 will have to get their chops up to throw down on the slopestyle course built in the resort’s extra-large feature terrain park, Inferno, because the features and jumps are just that – extra-large. Male and female professional freeskiers will be competing for a piece of the $6,000 cash purse and amateur competitors can walk away with gear from event sponsors.
Inferno, which has been the location for numerous large-scale professional slopestyle events including the Winter X Games, is home to Carinthia Parks’ largest features and requires an impressive amount of snow in order for the terrain park crew to execute a full build. Thanks to stellar snowmaking conditions, an arsenal of high-output fan guns lining the trail and a good supplement of natural snow, Inferno is as big as it has been in years which will make the Carinthia Freeski Open a must-see event.
“We anticipate seeing some of the best freeskiers around on the start list for this competition, not just because they can go home with a bunch of cash, but because Inferno is so impressive right now,” said Tim Dolan, Mount Snow’s Event Manager. “I expect to see these athletes go really, really big.”
The Carinthia Freeski Open is an Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) Bronze Certified Event, which means skiers will earn points towards their AFP standings. One of the judges on-hand will be 2011/2012 overall female AFP World Champion – and Mount Snow local – Devin Logan, who is rehabbing a knee injury she sustained over the summer.
Since its inception, this competition has seen some of the biggest names in the sport on the podium including Chris Logan, Devin Logan, Parker White, Nick Goepper and last year’s Open winner, Dale Talkington. Event sponsors are Nordica, Smith Optics, Bern and Neff.
Registration is $100 per athlete and includes a lift ticket for Friday, March 15 for practice and a lift ticket for Saturday, March 16 for the competition.
For more information or to register for the Carinthia Freeski Open, go to www.carinthiaparks.com/open