By Bob Winter \ December 23 2008 \ 0 Comments
Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort are preparing to welcome the world’s top freestyle athletes to Deer Valley’s renowned moguls and aerial courses and Park City Mountain Resort’s halfpipe for the Visa Freestyle International. This is one of the stops on the annual FIS Freestyle World Cup circuit and is scheduled to take place January 29-31, 2009.
Some of the best skiers in the world are expected to compete including moguls Olympic silver medalist, Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe, CA), world record holder for highest aerials score received, Jeret 'Speedy' Peterson (Boise, ID), and two-time skier halfpipe X Games medalist, Jen Hudak (Park City, UT).
The three days of competition and festivities will begin with an evening celebration on Park City’s historic Main Street, including live entertainment by Michael Franti and Spearhead with fireworks to follow. The aerials and dual moguls events will be held at night under the lights in Deer Valley’s spectacular arena (the same used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games). As always, the night events will close with a fireworks display. The moguls and ski halfpipe events will be held during the day. General admission to all events is free. For those who want to enjoy an enhanced experience at the Deer Valley events, Freestyle Feast tickets will be available for purchase and include lunch/dinner in Deer Valley’s VIP tent, and a commemorative gift. A detailed schedule of events is available online here.
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