The 2016 FIS Visa Freestyle International World Cup is back in Park City, Utah at Deer Valley Resort on February 4-6, 2016. Join avid freestyle fans as they watch the world’s best aerial and mogul skiers display their incredible athletic abilities while flying in the air with spectacular stunts and crushing the moguls with agility and speed.
Events for the 2016 World Cup will kick off with a free concert featuring Dawes for the Main Street Opening Celebration on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 in the evening. Dawes is an American folk-rock band from Los Angeles, California. Festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 10:00 p.m. with fireworks.
Competitor events begin on Thursday, February 4, with the men’s and women’s mogul competitions scheduled on Champion ski run. Aerial competitions will be held on Friday on White Owl ski run while men’s and women’s dual mogul competitions are scheduled for Saturday on Champion ski run.
“The FIS Freestyle Ski World Cup brings such an amazing display of athletic ability to our slopes each year,” said Bob Wheaton, president and general manager of Deer Valley Resort. “This event affords visiting guests and Park City locals the chance to watch as competitors twist, fly, and race their way to the podium on the same runs used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.”
Along with all of the excitement for the World Cup, the Stein Eriksen Celebration of Life will also take place on February 4, 2016 to pay special homage to Deer Valley’s late Director of Skiing and legend, Stein Eriksen. Stein Eriksen passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 27, 2015. His revolutionary technique and distinctive style of skiing made him a founder of modern skiing. Deer Valley will commemorate Eriksen’s three gold medals at the 1954 World Championships in Åre, Sweden by contributing $54 of each lift ticket sold that day to the Youth Sports Alliance’s (YSA) Stein Eriksen YSA Opportunity Endowment Fund. This fund is dedicated to providing support for youth to participate, learn, compete and excel in winter sports, something strongly advocated by Eriksen.
The Deer Valley World Cup is free to the public, so bundle up and head to Deer Valley Resort to one or all of the events and share your experiences by tagging photos and videos with #DVWorldCup. If you’re not able to make it to see the competitions live, each discipline will be filmed and televised on NBC and NBC Sports Network, airing on February 6, 7 and 14, 2016. Fans can also view the Deer Valley World Cup live via NBC Sports Live Extra online at www.NBCSports.com/LiveExtra.
For more information on the 2016 FIS Visa Freestyle International World Cup, please visit www.deervalley.com.