PRESS RELEASE, SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — The energy levels of freeskiing athletes across North America shifts higher with another action packed winter competition season just around the corner. The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series is opening athlete registration Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 10:00AM MST. Athlete Relations anticipates registration to fill extremely fast after opening.
Prequalified athletes must also indicate interest by registering. Prequalification is based off of the 2011-12 AFP end of year standings. The top 30 men in slopestyle, top 20 men in halfpipe, top 20 women in slopestyle, and top 20 women in halfpipe are prequalified. Athletes must be 14 or older to compete as of December 31, 2012. A list of prequalified athletes is available online at http://thenorthfaceppos.com/about-2/.
2013 PPOS Event Schedule:
- – Copper Mountain, Colorado (FIS Event), December 8-9, 2012
- – Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia, January 14-17, 2013
- – Waterville Valley, New Hampshire, February 23, 2013
- – Northstar California Resort, California (FIS Event), March 8-10, 2013
Important Athlete Information:
**For Copper Mountain and Northstar California Resort events only, athletes must have a valid FIS and USSA membership at least one week prior to the event to compete. To purchase your FIS and USSA, visit http://ussa.org/global/ussa-fis-membership-applications.
**Athletes must be at least 14 years old as of December 31, 2012 to compete. Athletes under the age of 18 will need to have a legal guardian sign both the MSI and Resort Waivers and bring them to each event. The waivers for all four events can be found at the bottom of the first page of the registration site.
** To register, visit TheNorthFacePPOS.com registration tab or click this link: http://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1023276