Olympic-hopeful skiers compete at Winter Park Resort | SkyHiNews.com

Olympic-hopeful skiers compete at Winter Park Resort

Sky-Hi News staff
Participants will compete in moguls on Dec. 19 and Dec. 21, with the dual moguls competition scheduled for Dec. 22, at Winter Park Resort.
Sarah Wieck/Winter Park Resort |

The best up-and-coming freestyle mogul skiers in the United States, along with Olympic hopefuls from six other countries, are at Winter Park Resort this week through Dec. 22 to compete in the 23rd annual U.S. Freestyle Selections. Competitors have hopes of earning a ticket to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. This marks the only moguls freestyle selection event held in the U.S. this year.

Participants will compete in moguls on Dec. 19 and Dec. 21, with dual moguls competition scheduled for Dec. 22. The competition is hosted and organized by the Winter Park Competition Center and will be run on Ambush, located right near the base of Winter Park Resort. The top two male and female U.S. finishers will earn a trip to the Freestyle World Cup at Deer Valley, Utah and Lake Placid, New York, where they will compete for a position on the U.S. Olympic Freestyle Team heading to Sochi in February.

Winter Park’s very own Bruce Perry, Jr, will compete alongside fellow U.S. Ski Team members Ali Kariotis and Troy Murphy for a chance to realize their Olympic dreams. They’ll be joined by some of the best mogul skiers from Australia, including Rohan Chapman-Davies, and Sam Hall as well as skiers from Japan, Denmark, Canada, Germany, and even Iran, who are competing for International Ski Federation points that are instrumental in making their respective Olympic teams.

This event is just the latest major skiing competition held at Winter Park Resort, which hosted the U.S. Alpine Championships in 2012.

Support Local Journalism

For more information on the U.S. freestyle selections or on Winter Park’s Competition Center, considered one of the best skiing and riding programs in the country, visit: http://www.winterparkresort.com/events-and-activities/competition-center.aspx

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grand County make the Sky-Hi News' work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User