Highlights from the 2013 event.
Official Press Release:
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (July 17, 2014)- The first big mountain freeride competition of the 2014-15 Freeride Series will kick off August 20-25 with “The North Face Chilean Freeskiing Championships” in El Colorado, Chile. The event is open to male and female skiers only. Stop #1 of the Freeride Series will take place on the massive cliff-riddled Santa Teresa venue. The series is North and South America’s premier level big mountain freeride tour providing five competition stops for skiers and four events for snowboarders.
For the sixth consecutive year, big mountain ski competition will return to the Southern Hemisphere allowing athletes from around the world to earn points on the 2014-15 Freeride Series. The top three results out of five events throughout the competition season will crown the overall Freeride Series ski winners for men and women. The remaining four Freeride Series events in North America will be announced at a later date.
“It is great to see this stop take place in Chile once again,” explained Peter Leatherbe, El Colorado general manager. “It is a pleasure to open this out-of-bounds area of Santa Teresita. The special security measures applied by the event organizers combined with the serious preparation of the world’s best skiers make it possible to compete on this special venue safely.”
Registration for the The North Face Chilean Freeskiing Championships will go live on http://www.subarufreerideseries.com on Tuesday, July 22 at 10 a.m. MST.
“Its very fitting to kick off the 2014-15 Freeride Series in the world class terrain of El Colorado Chile, which always promises to challenge the best of riders,” said Freeride Series Event Director Bryan Barlow. “Freeride’s growth in Chile is very apparent, and I can’t wait to see the local Chilean riders rise up to compete against some of the world’s best freeriders.”
In addition to podium awards, one skier will be selected as the recipient of the Backcountry.com Sickbird award. This award is highly coveted by the big mountain freeride community and is granted to riders who challenge not only themselves but also the sport through their athletic performance.
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For athlete information contact Julia Jimmerson, MSI athlete relations manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 349-4616. A new website will be launched soon.
For media or general information contact Max Kuszaj, Freeride Series Chile media relations, at 801.244.7780 or email@example.com.