Mount Snow to Host Freeski Open Despite Tour Cancellation
Carinthia at Mount Snow will see some of the regionâ€™s top freestyle skiers flying high in its terrain parks and superpipe March 20 â€“ 22, when it hosts the Freeski Open.
Due to a lack of a major sponsor, the official, multi-stop Freeski Open tour was cancelled this season. Officials at Mount Snow witnessed a continued interest in their stop of the competition, however, and agreed to host an independent contest. â€œWe already have 75 freeskiers signed up for this event, and itâ€™s obvious they are passionate,â€ said Mount Snowâ€™s marketing and events director, Greg Fisher. â€œWe have a great venue here at Carinthia. Itâ€™d be a shame not to host the Freeski Open.â€
Men will compete in either pro or amateur categories. The top three pros will split a cash purse made up of 20% of all registration fees. The top three amateurs will each receive a grab bag of prizes from sponsors. Women will compete in an open format, with the top three finishers each receiving sponsor prizes.
Skiers will be in the Inferno terrain park for the slopestyle competition on Saturday. Sunday will see the halfpipe finals in the 460-foot superpipe at the base of Carinthia.
Online registration for the contest is now open.