Salt Lake City, Utah - January 25, 2012
Stop 4 of the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour at Crested Butte, CO February 8-12, is postponed until March 8-11 to allow for the highest quality competition conditions. Event organizers and Crested Butte Mountain Resort (CBMR) officials came to this decision in order to guarantee that the venue will have adequate coverage for a safe and successful event.
"We are finally receiving snow across the west, yet are forced to wait for more accumulation to get the venue at Crested Butte competition ready," says Event Director Bryan Barlow. Crested Butte received over 37 inches in the last week's storm cycle and will be in great shape for March's event.
"The latest storm has been very positive for our coverage in the extremes," says Laci Wright, events manager for CBMR. "By pushing back the date we are confident that we will have a much better venue. As always we are thrilled to have the US Extreme Freeskiing Championships return to Crested Butte."
Crested Butte will remain a five star World Tour event for the 2011-2012 season.
North American Freeskiing Championships, Kirkwood, CA, February 22-27, 2012
US Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte, CO, March 8-11, 2012
Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Snowbird, UT, March 14-19, 2012
Subaru Freeskiing Qualifier, Moonlight Basin, MT, March 22-25, 2012
The 2012 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour is presented by: Subaru, The North Face, Sierra Nevada, Black Diamond, Clif Bar, Powder, Recon, Comcast Sportsnet, Backcountry.com, Ski Channel and Replay XD.
About Subaru Freeskiing World Tour (FWT) The Subaru Freeskiing World Tour is the largest and longest running competitive big mountain freeskiing tour in the history of the sport with an unprecedented six stops. Founded in 1998, the FWT, created and produced by Mountain Sports International, Inc., is heading into its 15th year. In addition to up to $110,000 in winnings, the world tour champions are awarded the McConkey Cup, honoring legendary skier Shane McConkey, founder of the IFSA. The FWT also features the coveted backcountry.com Sickbird Award, which honors the athlete with the most spirit, style and wow-factor. For more information, visit www.freeskiingworldtour.com, www.facebook.com/freeskiingworldtour, or follow us on Twitter at @FreeskiingWT.