Deer Valley Resort to Host the Visa Freestyle International World Cup January 14-16, 2010
January 5, 2010
Deer Valley Resort will host the 2010 Visa Freestyle International World Cup beginning Thursday, January 14 through Saturday, January 16. More than 300 athletes from approximately two dozen countries will participate in the competitions. This World Cup marks Deer Valley’s 12th year of hosting freestyle competition, including the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, the 2003 FIS Freestyle World Championships, 1999 Chevy Truck U.S. Freestyle Championships and seven World Cups (2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009).
Deer Valley’s World Cup will be the second to last stop for the freestyle athletes (there will be one more World Cup in Lake Placid, New York) before the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) will announce its U.S. Freestyle Olympic team (aerial, mogul and ski cross disciplines) just after the Lake Placid event, on January 26, 2010 at Deer Valley Resort,
January 14 – 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14:
Deer Valley Resort will host the ladies’ and men’s mogul competition on Champion ski run. Ladies’ mogul qualifications will take place from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Men’s moguls qualifications will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Moguls finals for both ladies and men will take place from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., with awards immediately following at approximately 2:30 p.m.
An evening celebration will begin at 7 p.m. on Park City’s Historic Main Street, including live entertainment by The Bravery followed by fireworks. Free parking will be available Deer Valley Resort. Please utilize the free Park City bus transportation to and from Main Street.
Friday, January 15:
The ladies’ aerial qualifications take place on Deer Valley’s White Owl ski run from 1 to 1:50 p.m., and the men’s aerial qualifications from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Ladies’ aerial finals will be held from 8 to 8:20 p.m. and the men’s aerial finals will be held from 8:25 to 8:45 p.m. Awards for both ladies’ and men along with a fireworks display will immediately follow the competition at approximately 8:55 p.m.
Saturday, January 16:
Deer Valley Resort will host a second mogul competition on Champion ski run at night under the lights. Ladies’ mogul qualifications will take place from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., men’s mogul qualifications will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mogul finals for both ladies’ and men will take place from 8 to 9 p.m., with awards and a fireworks display immediately following at approximately 9:15 p.m.
All events are free to the public. For those guests looking for an enhanced spectator experience, Freestyle Feast tickets are still available for Thursday’s moguls competition for $65. The ticket includes lunch in the VIP tent and a commemorative gift. Freestyle Feast tickets for Thursday may be purchased by calling 435-645-6510 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Champion and White Owl ski runs are located on Deer Valley’s lower Bald Eagle Mountain, just above Snow Park Lodge.
To request press credentials, please fill out our online application at: http://www.deervalley.com/about_deervalley/press_room/world-cup-accreditation-form.html
Deer Valley Resort
(435) 645-6518 Direct
(435) 645-6939 Fax
PO Box 1525, Park City, UT 84060