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Ledcor Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship – Red Resort

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 Ledcor Group of Companies has partnered with Red Mountain Resort for the second year in a row to present the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship, Canada's biggest and longest running Big Mountain
Championship.

 

From January 10th to 20th over 200 freeskiers will visit Red for two separate competitions – a Junior event and an Open event. A handsome cash purse of $12,500 will be awarded to the top Open Mens and Ladies skiers who dominate the steeps, deeps, chutes and cliffs of Mount Roberts, which boasts some of the best freeskiing terrain in North America and one of the longest, most challenging venues on the Big Mountain Freeskiing Circuit.

A global construction company, Ledcor is leading the construction of Red's condominium project Slalom Creek. As a general principle, Ledcor supports community by providing local opportunities through employment and supplier contracts. Peter Hrdlitschka, President of Ledcor, states "As the premier builder working at the exciting development of Red Mountain Resort, Ledcor Construction Limited is pleased to sponsor the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship for a second consecutive year".

Erik Kalacis, Red Mountain Resort's General Manager and Vice-President of Sales and Marketing states "We sincerely thank Ledcor for participating again this year. Ledcor's support is much appreciated since it has increased the prize money and elevated the production values of this world-class event. The athletes, media and spectators are in for a great time with some spectacular skiing!"

The format of the competition will follow the International Free Skiers
Association's (IFSA) Big Mountain Freeskiing guidelines. Athletes will be judged on line choice, fluidity, technique, aggression and control. The IFSA heralds the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship as "a pinnacle in North American competitive freeskiing". Jeff Holden returns to lead the team of judges as Head Judge for another year. Captain Jack Carey returns as Chief of Competition.

Event Schedule:

Friday Jan. 11, 2008

8:00AM-4:00PM Junior Athlete Registration (Guest Services/Ticket Office)
9:00AM-3:00PM Course inspection (Link's Line)
7:00PM Mandatory Junior Athlete's meeting (Sourdough Alley cafeteria)

Saturday Jan. 12, 2008

7:00AM-8:30AM Mandatory inspection run (Link'sLine)
9:00AM Junior Competition – Qualifying Round
Sunday Jan. 13, 2008 7:00AM-8:30AM Inspection run (Link's Line)
9:00AM Junior Competition – Final Round (Link's Line)
2:00PM-3:00PM Awards (Day Lodge)

Wednesday Jan. 16, 2008

8:00AM-4:00PM Open Athlete Registration (Guest Services/Ticket Office)
7:00PM Mandatory Open Athlete's meeting (Sourdough Alley cafeteria)

Thursday Jan. 17, 2008

7:00AM-8:30AM Mandatory inspection run ( Link's Line)
9:00AM Open Competition – Qualifying Round ( Link's Line)
4:30PM Athlete meeting for results / start order (Sourdough Alley
cafeteria)

Friday Jan. 18, 2008

7:00AM-8:30AM Inspection run (Mount Roberts)
9:00AM Open Competition – Semi-Final Round (Mount Roberts)
4:00PM Athlete meeting for results / start order (Sourdough Alley cafeteria)

Saturday Jan. 19, 2008

7:00AM-8:30AM Inspection run (Mount Roberts)
9:00AM Open Competition -Final Round (Mount Roberts)
6:00PM Athlete Dinner and Awards (Day Lodge)
9:00PM After Party presented by Skier Magazine (Rafters)

Sunday Jan 20, 2008 Weather Day

The Junior event returns to Red for a second year with a new age category 7-11 and an additional day of competition. Held on Link's Line underneath the Motherlode Chair, skiers aged 7-18 will compete in a two-day event on January 12th and 13th.

The Open competition is limited to skiers 19 years and older. On January
17th the Open qualifications on Red's most difficult in-bounds run, Link's
Line, will determine the top 50 semifinalists. The competition will then
move to Mount Roberts for two days, visible to spectators from Granite
Mountain's Ledges area.

For registration forms and more event information, please visit
www.canadianfreeskiing.com or phone Red Mountain Resort at (800) 663-0105.

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