Squaw Set to Host Subaru Freeskiing Open Feb. 14-17


February 6, 2007
SQUAW VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – (News Release) – The newest addition to the Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series, the Subaru Squaw Valley USA Freeskiing Open is set to host competitors from around the globe, including Canada, U.S.A., Argentina, Sweden and France. The best freeskiers in the world will battle it out for $7,500 with the men’s and women’s overall U.S. Freeskiing Tour point leaders taking home $2,500 each. Over 60 men and 20 women are scheduled to compete at the Subaru Squaw Valley USA Freeskiing Open including freeskiing champions Carrie Jo Chernoff, Lynn Kennen, Jaime Burge on the women’s side and Cliff Bennett, Kiffor Berg and Tyson Bolduc on the men’s.

“Squaw is the perfect venue for a freeskiing contest; awesome terrain, great access, and perfect spectating spots. Not to mention, the local talent is unbelievable,” said former U.S. Freeskiing Champion and Squaw Valley USA local Ingrid Backstrom. “I can’t wait to see everyone going off!”

With 34 lifts accessing six peaks, 4000 acres of terrain, three terrain parks and endless possibilities, Squaw Valley USA is a must experience on any snow sports enthusiasts’ list. Host to the 1960 Winter Games, Squaw Valley USA is a legendary mountain with breathtaking views, unrivalled terrain and activities that include cross country skiing, dog sledding, rock climbing, tubing and more. High Camp, elevation 8,200 feet offers an array of dining choices as well as the Olympic Ice Pavilion and free form pool and spa. The new European style pedestrian Village at Squaw Valley USA offers extended dining and shopping choices. Join us at Squaw Valley USA for world-renowned terrain, world-class amenities and this incredible display or freeskiing prowess.

“Squaw’s terrain, reputation and the caliber of athletes that call this mountain home makes Squaw a perfect fit to host the Subaru Freeskiing Open,” said Squaw Valley USA Director of Marketing Christine Horvath. “We are so pleased to welcome this event to our mountain and can’t wait to see what Squaw can bring out in the competitors.”

New in 2007, MSI will be posting same-day video broadcasts on the newly redesigned usfreeskiing.com (new site set to go live first week of February), featuring state of the art video and photo player technology. The daily uploads of video, photos, news and results of each day’s competition action will be available mere hours after each day concludes.

Additional Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Series tour stops include the Subaru Telluride Freeskiing Open, at Telluride Ski Resort, CO, the Subaru U.S. Freeskiing Nationals at Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort, UT, the Subaru Jackson Hole Freeskiing Open at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY, and the Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships at Kirkwood Mountain Resort, CA.

For more information log onto www.usfreeskiing.com