Friday, December 11, 2009

Freestyle Premiere season opening in Suomu (Finland)

FIS Freestyle World Cup season 2009-2010 will be opened tomorrow at Suomu. The ski resort will host the international top level mogul event for both ladies and men.
Also two FIS Europa Cup mogul events took place in the previous weekend. From this series of competitions Events In Suomu Oy, Ski Sport Finland and Suomutunturi Ski Resort have put together an event called Freestyle Premiere 2009.
Suomu fell is located on the Arctic Circle, in Lapland in the Kemijärvi region and is known as Santa’s official ski resort. Suomu lies among a densely wooded area that provides shelter for cross-country and downhill skiers, with plenty of soft snow, while other resorts have hard and icy conditions. Starting in the mid-1960s, Suomu’s skiing history is world renowned. The grandfather of Freestyle, the HotDog Ski, came to Finland in the 1970s and in 1989 Suomu hosted Finland’s first Freestyle World Cup competition. The wind protected slopes of the region have helped to produce freestyle artists right up to World and Olympic champions.
Suomu has hosted its last world cup 20 years ago. Since then, Suomu as the home of Avalache Ski Club, has produced many world class skiers. FIS Freestyle Race Director Joe Fitzgerald is pleased that Suomu will host an event of Freestyle World Cup. Since Nagano he has been told that this is the point of the world which produces the most of the best mogul skiers if you compare the amount of skiers and population.
Freestyle World Cup Opening will take place in the middle of the polar night!