FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup Returns to Deer Valley

DEER VALLEY RESORT; PARK CITY, UTAH (December 17, 2013) – The world’s best aerial and mogul skiers return to Utah this winter to compete in the 2014 FIS Visa Freestyle International World Cup, hosted once again by Deer Valley Resort. Held January 8 - 11, 2014, the World Cup features two disciplines: moguls and aerials. This marks the 15th year of international and elite competitions hosted at Deer Valley®, including the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, two World Championships and 12 World Cups making the resort an esteemed venue for the freestyle community.

“We couldn't be more excited to have the FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup return to Deer Valley for another year,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager for Deer Valley Resort. “Champion and White Owl ski 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 favorite annual event.”

Expected to compete in the 2014 World Cup are two Deer Valley-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, have accomplished a lot in their short tenure as Ski Team athletes. Bryon won the bronze medal at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, B.C. and Brad has climbed his way up the World Cup rankings. Together, the two are looking forward to furthering their success on the slopes of Deer Valley Resort.

“It's an honor to support the Wilson brothers on their path to World Cup and Olympic gold,” said Wheaton. “Bryon and Brad are extremely talented athletes and great ambassadors for freestyle skiing. It means a great deal that they have chosen to represent Deer Valley and consider us their home training mountain.”

All competitions will be held at night under the lights at Deer Valley. Men’s and women’s mogul events are scheduled on the Champion ski run on Thursday, January 9, and Saturday, January 11. Men’s and women’s aerial events will be held on the White Owl ski run on Friday, January 10. Finals for all disciplines will take place in the evening, with a fireworks display concluding each night. Each discipline will also be filmed and televised on NBC and NBC Sports Network airing Saturday, January 25, 2014.

The World Cup celebration will kick off with a free concert featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters on lower Main Street in historic Park City on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, from 7 - 9 p.m., with a fireworks show immediately following. Previous headlining concerts have included shows by Cold War Kids, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Julian Marley, Michael Franti, The Wailers and The Samples.

All events during the 2014 World Cup are spectator-friendly and free to the public. A complete schedule of events can be found at http://www.deervalley.com/WhatToDo/Winter/FISWorldCup.

For more information on the 2014 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.