10th Annual Subaru North American Freeride Championship & World Tour Finals


March 30, 2006

Kirkwood, CA (Kirkwood Press Release)—Kirkwood's legendary Cirque, a closed area located at the heart of the resort, is the venue for Tahoe's biggest freeskiing event, locally known as The Extremes. Kirkwood has already been hammered with 623inches of snowfall this season. The deep snow and Tahoe's signature bluebird skies welcome the world for the last event of the season. The Cirque, as well as the event, is featured in the March/April issue of Skiing Magazine.

Mountain Sports International (MSI) is the event organizer for the 10th Annual Subaru North American Freeskiing and Skiercross Championships at Kirkwood, CA, March 30-April 2, 2006. Boasting a $34,500 prize purse, this four-day competition serves as the finals for the world's biggest freeskiing and skiercross tours. Over 200 of the world's top competitors have worked all year towards this event, in pursuit of the most prestigious titles in the sport-Subaru U.S. Skiercross Series, Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series, andFreeskiing World Tour Overall Champions.

Kirkwood holds claim to the deepest snow in North America, with 675 inches of snowfall already this season. The forecast calls for more snow throughout the week, likely pushing Kirkwood over the 700 inch mark. Base depths remain solid, with 25+ feet of base average on the mountain. Themountain is 100% open, offering 2300 acres of terrain for skiers and riders of all abilities.

Upcoming events include the Sort of Famous Banked Slalom on April 8th, and the 13th Annual Spring Snow Party Bonanza Jammin' from April 14-16. Pond skimming, rail jams, big air comps and loads of fun events for the family make this the premiere spring snow party.

On April 15th, Expedition: Kirkwood has added an all level snowboard camp to its lineup. Beginner to expert ability is welcome; expedition guides teach campers how to find the best snow, seek out the best lines and get the most from their day. Availability is extremely limited, interested parties are encouraged to make reservations in advance. For all Expeditions, call the Expedition HQ at 209.258.7360.

Wake up on the slopes and ski for free! Offer is valid 7 days a week from April 1st to closing day. Two night minimum stay required; rates start at $83.00/person per night based on double occupancy, most accommodations include two lift tickets per day. To make a reservation, please call 800.967.7500.