The Subaru Freeskiing World Tour announced today that the Kirkwood stop has been rescheduled to take place April 4-9 due to inadequate snow cover on The Cirque venue. The Kirkwood competition is the third event on the Freeskiing World Tour 2012 season to be postponed due to low snow. Moonlight Basin and Crested Butte events have also been rescheduled to accommodate the slow start to winter. Subaru FWT Stop at Kirkwood Postponed for Low Snow | 3rd Rescheduled Stop This Season | Unofficial Networks

Subaru FWT Stop at Kirkwood Postponed for Low Snow | 3rd Rescheduled Stop This Season

Subaru FWT Stop at Kirkwood Postponed for Low Snow | 3rd Rescheduled Stop This Season

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Subaru FWT Stop at Kirkwood Postponed for Low Snow | 3rd Rescheduled Stop This Season

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Avelanche Control on the Cirque, Kirkwood

Kirkwood's Cirque, the way it's supposed to look (2011)

The Subaru Freeskiing World Tour announced today that its Kirkwood stop has been rescheduled to take place April 4-9 due to inadequate snow cover on The Cirque venue. The Kirkwood competition is the third event on the Freeskiing World Tour 2012 season to be postponed due to low snow. Moonlight Basin and Crested Butte events have also been rescheduled to accommodate the slow start to winter.

Revised FWT Schedule:

  • US Extreme Freeskiing Championships, Crested Butte, CO, March 7-11, 2012
  • Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Snowbird, UT, March 14-19, 2012
  • Subaru Freeskiing Qualifier, Moonlight Basin, MT, March 22-25, 2012
  • North American Freeskiing Championships, Kirkwood, CA, April 4-9, 2012

From the FWT website:

The upcoming Subaru Freeskiing World Tour event at Kikwood Mountain Resort February 22-27, will be postponed until April 4-9, 2012 due to inadequate snow cover on The Cirque venue.  This delay will ensure the world’s best big mountain freeskiers top quality competition conditions for one of the most anticipated stops on the tour.

“The late arrival of winter in the Tahoe area forces us to wait for more snow accumulation on Kirkwood’s steep, rocky terrain,” said Event Director Bryan Barlow.  “Unfortunately the late start has delayed our early season events, yet we expect excellent conditions for the rescheduled dates of the tour.”

“It’s unfortunate that we have to postpone the FWT at this time,” says Kirkwood’s Kevin Cooper.  “There are some skiable lines in the Cirque now for sure, but the coverage most likely would not hold up for the athletes. With the long range looking pretty solid we thought it best to push back the FWT at this point as it is a staple event here at Kirkwood.”

Kirkwood will remain a five star World Tour event for the 2011-2012 FWT and will serve as the Tour Championships for this year.  The FWT would like to thank our Athletes and host resorts for their patience in dealing with the late arrival of winter this year.  FWT strives to provide the safest and most competitive venues for our athletes and these delays will ensure we are able to do that.  We look forward to an action packed spring on the FWT.

  

 

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