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Winter Park Resort hosts Freeskiing Open Saturday, Sunday

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Winter Park Resort will host the Winter Park Freeskiing Open Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14.

Amateur and professional competitors will compete for $6,500 in prize money. Registration is now open at: http://rlyrd.com/freeski_open.html

The contest is open to the first 100 registrants, with no invitation required and no pre-qualified athletes in the finals, offering an equal chance for sponsored and un-sponsored athletes to reach the finals.

The entry fee of $100 includes a lift ticket for the day of the event. (If no lift ticket is required, fee is $75.) The event will take place in Dark Territory in the Rail Yard terrain park.

The event will feature an open class slopestyle on a course that will give athletes a chance to showcase a variety of skills on rails and jumps.

In the qualifiers, competitors will be judged on the best of two runs, with the top 10 men and top five women advancing. The finals take place at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 14, with the awards ceremony immediately following. The prize money is awarded as follows:

• Men: 1st, $2,000; 2nd, 1,250; 3rd, $750; 4th-10th, $100

• Women: 1st, $750; 2nd, $500; 3rd, $350; 4th and 5th, $100

Discounted lift tickets are available to athletes at $37 for training on Friday, March 12. The event will air via live webcast at: http://www.freeskier.com and http://www.newschoolers.com. More information is available at http://rlyrd.com/freeski_open.html


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