By Bob Winter \ November 11 2008 \ 0 Comments
Mountain Sports International (MSI) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour (FWT). The largest and longest running competitive Big Mountain Freeskiing tour in the history of the sport, the FWT features an unprecedented six stops including a Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier (FWTQ). With $20,000 cash per World Tour stop, the FWT boasts over $100,000 total tour payout.
“This year’s Subaru Freeskiing World Tour is loaded,” said MSI Winter Sports Director and announcer Dak Williams. “The prize purse has almost doubled, and so has the viewership for our live webcasts. We have the best freeskiing athletes on the planet, and every year more up-and-comers are discovered on our tour. This is where the best come to compete.”
2009 Freeskiing World Tour Schedule of Events
Subaru Telluride Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier, Telluride, CO. February 5-8
Subaru US Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte, CO. February 19-22
Zermatt, Switzerland. TBA*
Subaru US Freeskiing Nationals, Snowbird, UT. March 10-15
Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships, Kirkwood, CA. March 19-23
Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Alyeska, AK. April 8-12
Registration for the FWT sells out in record time each year. Athletes are urged to register early to avoid disappointment. Registration for the Snowbird event will begin on NOVEMBER 13, 2008, at 12:00 NOON MST. To register please log onto www.freeskiingworldtour.com.
The Subaru Freeskiing World Championships at Alyeska, Alaska, is invite-only and will not be an option at time of registration. Registration for this event and the Zermatt, SUI, event will take place at a later time and will be announced with advanced notice.
For a complete list of pre-qualified athletes please log onto www.freeskiingworldtour.com. Pre-qualified athletes still NEED TO REGISTER to guarantee a spot. Athletes are pre-qualified based on results and overall point’s standings.
Coming off a breakthrough year in live webcasting technology, MSI will again be satellite broadcasting from all four North American world tour stops. Live coverage of the best freeskiing in the world can be viewed from the comfort of your desk chair.
In addition to live video, MSI’s content creation team will also be producing and posting same-day world class photography on its newly redesigned website, www.freeskiingworldtour.com and media partners www.powder.com and www.skipressworld.com
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