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Utah Announces Winter Action Sports Series Leading Up To 2014 Olympic Games

Posted Dec 11 2012 2:49am
Canyons Resort, Deer Valley Resort and Park City Mountain Resort will host events north face fleece in freestyle skiing, freeskiing and snowboarding during both the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 competition seasons. The series will culminate with the announcement of the first ever Olympic Freeskiing Team in January, 2014. "Utahs resorts have become a hub for action sports, providing both a great atmosphere for Olympic level competitive events as well as a productive environment for long term athlete training. More and more of Americas top winter sports athletes are making our Utah-based Center of Excellence their training base. Were proud to bring our Visa Freestyle International World Cup and Sprint U.S. Grand Prix events to our home state," says Bill Marolt, President and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Economic impact of the events is estimated at $15 million with media value of $5 million. Global TV and digital broadcasts of the events will include NBC, NBC Sports, Universal Sports and others, with a mix of live, taped and streaming coverage. "Eight years ago I moved to Utah with the dream that I would one day be able to compete in the Olympics for my sport of halfpipe skiing - now that dream is becoming reality. The Olympic culture in Utah truly breeds success and serves as a constant inspiration for me to continue working hard north face denali. Winning a World Championship silver medal at Park City in 2011 was one step closer to fulfilling that dream north face sale. I look forward to having more events at home to prepare me for the big show in 2014," says Jen Hudak, three-time X Games champion from of Hamden, Connnecticut. UTAH WINTER ACTION SPORTS SERIES: 2012-2013 SeasonDecember 21-22 Park City Mountain Resort, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe skiing and snowboardingJanuary 31-Feb. 2 Deer Valley Resort, Visa Freestyle International moguls, dual moguls and aerialsMarch 1-3 Canyons Resort, Sprint U.S. Grand Prix skicross and snowboardcross 2013-2014 Season January Deer Valley Resort, Visa Freestyle International (freestyle moguls and aerials) January Park City Mountain Resort, Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix (halfpipe and slopestyle skiing) January Park City Mountain Resort (U.S. halfpipe skiing and slopestyle skiing Olympic Team Announcement) TBD Canyons Resort, (U.S. skicross and snowboardcross Olympic Team Announcement) To Visit The U.S. Ski And Snowboard Association  


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