January 3, 2013
DEER VALLEY RESORT, PARK CITY, UTAH (January 2, 2013) – The world’s best aerial and mogul skiers return to Utah this winter to compete in the 2013 FIS Visa Freestyle International Ski World Cup, hosted once again by Deer Valley Resort.
The World Cup will feature three disciplines, including moguls, dual moguls and aerials and marks the 11th World Cup event hosted at Deer Valley, in addition to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and two World Championships, making the resort an esteemed venue for the international freestyle community.
“We are thrilled to have the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup return to Deer Valley for another year,” said Coleen Reardon, director of marketing for Deer Valley Resort. “Champion and White Owl runs prove to be the perfect venue for these world-class skiers, as well as for the thousands of spectators that turn out for this annual event.”
Expected to compete in the 2013 World Cup mogul competitions are two of Deer Valley’s sponsored athletes and ambassadors, Bryon and Brad Wilson. With longtime roots in Park City, this brotherly duo, both of whom are members of the US Freestyle Ski Team, has accomplished a lot in their short tenure as Ski Team athletes. Bryon won the bronze medal at the 2010 Olympic Games, Brad has climbed his way up the World Cup rankings, and together the two are excited to take their success to the slopes of Deer Valley.
“We are honored to support the Wilson brothers on their path to World Cup and Olympic gold,” said Reardon. “Bryon and Brad are very talented athletes and great ambassadors for freestyle skiing. We’re thrilled they chose to represent Deer Valley and consider this resort their home.”
Men’s and women’s mogul events are scheduled on the Champion ski run on Thursday, January 31 and Saturday, February 2. Men’s and women’s aerial events will be held on the White Owl ski run on Friday, February 1. Finals for all disciplines will take place in the evening, with a fireworks display concluding on each night. Each discipline will also be filmed and televised on NBC and NBC Sports Network the following week.
The World Cup celebration will kick off with a free concert by Cold War Kids on Lower Main Street in Historic Park City on Wednesday, January 30 from 7 – 9 p.m., with a fireworks show to immediately follow.
All events during the 2013 World Cup are spectator-friendly and free to the public; a complete schedule of events can be viewed at www.deervalley.com/WhatToDo/Winter/FISWorldCup.
For an enhanced spectator experience, Freestyle Feast VIP Tickets are available for Moguls, Aerial and Dual Mogul Competitions. Tickets provide special access to the on-hill events, a gourmet buffet and beverages in the VIP tent and a commemorative gift. Tickets are $100 per person, per event and can be purchased by calling 435-645-6510. Quantities are limited.
For more information on the 2013 FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup, please contact resort Communications Manager Emily Summers at 800-424-DEER (3337), 435-645-6522 or view the resort’s website.
Also in town that weekend, Park City Mountain Resort hosts the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix Ski and Snowboard Halfpipe competitions in its Eagle Superpipe. Some of the world’s best snowboarders and freeskiers are expected to take advantage of this event’s status as an opportunity to earn points toward qualifying for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, which will include halfpipe medal events for both skiers and snowboarders. For more information, please visit http://www.irideparkcity.tv/iridepc/events/event24
Deer Valley Resort revolutionized the ski industry by providing the first-class service one would receive at a five-star hotel. The resort offers 21 chairlifts, 100 ski runs, six bowls, 11 restaurants, 300 annual inches of powder, three elegant day lodges, 2,026 acres of alpine skiing, hundreds of luxury accommodations and a renowned Ski School and Children’s Center.