FIS Freestyle World Championships

Posted by Heather Peterson on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 5:21pm.

FIS Freestyle World Cup Deer Valley

Sundance is still going on, and Park City, Utah is now gearing up to host yet another international event this weekend with plenty of snow in the forecast! The Sundance Film Festival will be wrapping up this weekend as Park City welcomes 1,300 teams of snowboarders, freestyle and freeski athletes from 40 different countries for the 2019 FIS World Championships. Events are held at Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain, Canyons Village and Solitude Mountain Resort. And for some additional good news, the events are free and open to the public.

Come prepared to get your own adrenaline pumping, as you watch bronze world medalist Jaelin Kauf fly down the slope taking moguls on like they aren’t even an obstacle. How about the thrill of watching snowboarder Chase Josey as he glides, flips and spins in the air. Fun fact: Josey spends his summers wake surfing to help him perfect his movements on snow. And be sure to catch our hometown guy, Olympic gold medalist, Josh Christensen as he is certain to amaze with his tricks and aerial jumps.

The theme this year is “Life on the Edge,” and there is doubt that spectators will be on the edge of their seats as they witness some of the finest athletes in winter sports race, flip and twist their way onto the podium.

We highly recommend using Park City’s free public transit system as navigating throughout Park City may be a bit of headache with two large world events happening at one time, coupled with the possibility of a major winter storm. In addition, the Seafood Buffet at Deer Valley is always a fun way to partake in delicious food before hiking up the hill for the nighttime events.


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