Saturday, February 6, 2010

Freeskiing World Tour moves to Telluride

After the first and second stages hosted in La Parva (Chile) and Revelstoke (canada) the Subaru Telluride Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier (FWTQ) moves to Telluride Ski Resort February 4-6, 2010.
Telluride Ski Resort hosts nearly 150 athletes competing in the Subaru Telluride Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier, which takes place on Telluride’s vast and challenging terrain. Telluride is a qualifying event for top skiers who are not already qualified for the World Tour. Nestled at the end of a box canyon in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado, Telluride sits against the most beautiful and mystical setting imaginable. Far removed from the hectic pace of every day life, this charming and authentic town is surrounded by the greatest concentration of highest peaks in North America.
"Telluride is excited to host the 2010 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour Qualifier. With a qualifying event, we are sure to see athletes really going for it and we've got the perfect terrain for them to show off their skills. Black Iron Bowl, with Palmyra Peak as the backdrop, is both stunning and challenging. This will be a great event for spectators, as well. We hope to see a crowd out there cheering!" said Elizabeth Howe, Executive Director of Resort Operations.
Palmyra Peak is the backdrop for this year's competition as skiers explore terrain off the ridges of Black Iron Bowl and Prospect Basin. Spectacular Mountain Quail will be the venue for the final day of competition. These extreme steeps and great snow make Telluride unmatched in North America.
After Telluride, the Subaru FWT continues to the legendary steeps of Crested Butte, Colorado, and then onto the famed Cirque at Kirkwood, California. Long known as the premier venue on the Subaru FWT, Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort will host the 2010 Subaru Freeskiing World Championships, with the tour leaders battling for top positions in the final runs of the year down the infamous North Baldy.

FWT Qualifier Kicks off From Telluride 2010 from Subaru Freeskiing World Tour on Vimeo.