The Subaru Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier (FWTQ) took place at Snowbird (Utah). Located 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort is North America’s most accessible year-round resort. Snowbird offers five bars, 12 restaurants, 2,500 acres of terrain, North America’s only skier tunnel and averages 500 inches of snow per year. "The terrain at Snowbird is some of the most diverse in North America which makes for a great freeskiing mountain venue", said Snowbird President Bob Bonar. "With almost 30 feet of snow accumulation this season and more in the forecast, this should be a great event for competitors and spectators alike".
For the 12th year in a row, the Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals took place at Snowbird (Utah) on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14. Approximately 200 athletes, including the reigning Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals Champions, Dylan Crossman and Jaclyn Passo and the 2009 FWT points leaders Clif Bennett and Michelle Manning, took part in the competition.
2009 Freeskiing World Tour Next Events:
2009 Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships, Kirkwood, California. March 19-23
2009 Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, Alyeska, Alaska. April 8-12, 2009