Wallisch, Martini to host TNF Park and Pipe Open Series from Stratton, VT

February 18th, 2014 by

The third stop of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series presented by Nissan will take place at Stratton Resort on February 20. Tom Wallisch and Nick Martini will be among those joining in on the festivities, as spectators will have the opportunity to hang out with the two freeskiers, snap some photos and grab some autographs.

“We are thrilled to have Tom and Nick join us at the third Park and Pipe Open Series event,” said Katie Ramage, The North Face Sports Marketing Director. “Spectators will have the chance to hang out with two freeskiing legends who have greatly influenced the evolution of the sport.”

Press Release, Salt Lake City, Utah, February 18, 2014:

Join Tom Wallisch and Nick Martini as they kick off the third stop of The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series presented by Nissan at Stratton Mountain Resort, VT. The festivities will open on Feb 20th with a ski slopestyle event followed by a rail jam under the lights on Feb 22nd.

“We are thrilled to have Tom and Nick join us at the third Park and Pipe Open Series event,” said Katie Ramage, The North Face Sports Marketing Director. “Spectators will have the chance to hang out with two freeskiing legends who have greatly influenced the evolution of the sport.”

Don’t miss your chance to get trick tips and photographs with Tom Wallisch and Nick Martini who will be on-site to host a full festival of activations at the main resort village. The ski slopestyle event will launch the festival on Feb. 21 followed by Wallisch’s solo film: The Wallisch Project. This short film features a heavy dose of urban skiing, mixed with massive park features and backcountry jumps. Wallisch and Martini both will be on-site to sign autographs. This event is free and open to the public.

The third stop, at Stratton Mountain Resort, will be an International Ski Federation (FIS) sanctioned NORAM CUP event, with athletes earning FIS points. Athletes must have a valid FIS and USSA membership at least one week prior to the event to compete. Spots are still available for the ski slopestyle competition, registration is expected to fill quickly.

Event Schedule:
Thursday, February 20
9am-4pm – Festival Village and Activations at Main Village in front of The North Face store
9am-4pm – Athlete and Media Check-In at Sun Bowl Lodge (3rd floor)
10am-4pm – Slopestyle Practice and Inspection in Big Ben

Friday, February 21
9am-4pm – Festival Village and Activations at Main Village in front of The North Face store
9am-11am – Athlete and Media Check-In at Sun Bowl Lodge (3rd floor)
10am-3pm – Slopestyle Qualifiers in Big Ben
3pm-5pm – TNF PPOS Official Welcome and Happy Hour at The Fire Tower Restaurant and Tavern
4:30pm-6pm – Tom Wallisch & Nick Martini at The North Face Store for autographs, Silent Auction & Prizes!
6pm – Tom Wallisch – “The Wallisch Project” Screening. Main Village in front of The North Face Store!

Saturday, February 22
9am-9pm – Festival Village and Activations at Main Village in front of The North Face store
8-10am – Athlete and Media Check-In at Sun Bowl Lodge (3rd floor)
8-10am – Practice and Inspection
11am-3pm – Slopestyle Finals
4pm – Slopestyle Awards at The North Face Store in The Main Village
5:30pm-7pm – Athlete Reception with Dinner! – Homeowner Lounge at Main Base Area – Village Square
7-7:30pm – Rail Jam Practice in Tyrolienne Park
7:30-8:30pm – Rail Jam Event under the lights at Main Base Area (awards immediately after

All PPOS events are part of the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) competition schedule. The PPOS will work in conjunction with AFP on competition judging with Mike Atkinson serving as head judge for the series.

For athlete or registration information visit www.thenorthfaceppos.com or contact Julia Jimmerson MSI athlete relations manager at jjimmerson@mtsports.com or (801) 349-4616.

Follow The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series on Facebook at facebook.com/thenorthfaceppos and on Twitter at twitter.com/TNFParkandPipe, @TNFParkandPipe, and #PPOS.

For media or general information contact Jessica Kunzer MSI marketing and communications director at jkunzer@mtsports.com or (801) 349-2612.
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