2014-04-01 - Mount Washington Hosts Provincial Freestyle Skiing Championships
Image: Moguls will be one of the featured events at the BC Freestyle Championships from April 3-6.
Credit: BC Freestyle Ski Association
Over 150 freestyle ski athletes will descend upon Vancouver Island this week to participate in the BC Freestyle Ski Association’s Provincial Championship, hosted by Mount Washington Freestyle Ski Club at Mount Washington Alpine Resort from April 3 to 6, 2014.
The event features three days of competition; competitors, 12 years of age and older, will compete in mogul, slopestyle and dual moguls during this grand finale event of the 2014 Timber Tour. Super Youth athletes, ages 7 to 12, will be judged separately in three events including moguls, big air and slopestyle. The competition starts on Friday and is open to the public.
“Freestyle skiers in BC participated in three events on the 2014 Timber Tour, stopping previously at Apex Mountain Resort, Tabor Mountain, host of the 2015 Winter Games Prince George, and Silver Star Mountain Resort,” explains Camille Douglas, Executive Director of the BC Freestyle Ski Association. “Our athletes saw additional competition at the BC Winter Games Mission, so they are well poised to show off their development and awesome skills!”
“Mount Washington is excited to be hosting BC's best up and coming Freestyle skiers this week,” says Don Sharpe, Director of Business Operations and Marketing for the resort. “We've been busy preparing the mountain to welcome athletes from across the province.”
The Mount Washington Freestyle Club (MWFC) is reporting that athlete registration numbers are strong for the year-ending event. “Several athletes from the Yukon are traveling to Vancouver Island to join their BC counterparts at the Provincial Championships,” notes Lee Pond, MWFC President.
British Columbia hosted several provincial and national freestyle skiing events in 2014 thanks to the dedication of our freestyle club volunteers, host mountains and generous partners! BC Freestyle Ski Association and Mount Washington Freestyle Club gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support of Hosting BC and ViaSport.