Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships 2010: Competition in Kirkwood

The insanely restricted venue "the Cirque" will be open and ready for the Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships of 2010. Only elite freeskiiers are given the chance to master these slopes in Kirkwood, California.

Julian Lopez Photo: event hostKirkwood, California - The world’s best freeskiers are back at the Kirkwood Mountain Resort, California, for the penultimate stop on the 2010 Subaru Freeskiing Championships. The freeskiing competition is scheduled to take place from March 3 to March 7 for the 13th Annual Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships.

With a $20,000 prize purse, approximately 200 competitors from around the world will attend.  The current tour leaders Griffin Post, Frenchman Julien Lopez, Arne Backstrom, and Jess McMillian, will dare to be great as they fight for their lead positions.

Also in attendance will be top Subaru Freeskiing World Tour competitors Jacqui Edgerly, Claudia Bouvier, and Whit Boucher.

"The Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships are something we look forward to every season at Kirkwood. It's unbelievable to see some of the world's best skiers take on the terrain of the Cirque," said Tim Cohee, Senior Vice President of Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

The proposed venues are Lookout Vista and the Cirque. The permanently closed Cirque offers a variety of untouched tight lines and huge airs for the finals. 

With plenty of seating for fans, the Cirque has been a proving ground for the freeskiing elite and this year they are going to throw it down harder than ever. 

"We reserve the terrain of the Cirque for a select few who we know are able to handle it, which is why we only open it twice a year,’’ said Julie Koster, Marketing Director at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort has one of the deepest snow packs in the country, over 250 days of sunshine a year, and more than 30% of Kirkwood's terrain caters to advanced expert riders. Kirkwood is the ultimate venue for The Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships.

Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships in Kirkwood, California Schedule:

Mar 3-8, 2010 · Wednesday 3rd Registration · Thursday 4th FWT qualifier 1 · Friday 5th FWT qualifier 2 · Saturday 6th FWT day 1 · Sunday 7th FWT day 2 · Monday 8th Weather day

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