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March 2008 Snowbird freeskiing nationals

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It turns out I will be in PC the week of freeskiing nationals. I would like to go to Snowbird one day and check it out with my boys. Has anyone ever seen the event at Snowbird? Just wondering how access to watch is, how crowded, what you're actually able to see, etc. Any input appreciated.
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It turns out I will be in PC the week of freeskiing nationals. I would like to go to Snowbird one day and check it out with my boys. Has anyone ever seen the event at Snowbird? Just wondering how access to watch is, how crowded, what you're actually able to see, etc. Any input appreciated.
You might want to pm bushwackerinpa. He's an instructor in Snowbird and I'm pretty sure he watched part of the events last season.

He may not be watching this thread regularly.
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It turns out I will be in PC the week of freeskiing nationals. I would like to go to Snowbird one day and check it out with my boys. Has anyone ever seen the event at Snowbird? Just wondering how access to watch is, how crowded, what you're actually able to see, etc. Any input appreciated.
Where did you see the dates posted and what are they? I've been checking www.usfreeskiing.com regularly trying to plan out my schedule as early as possible. I guess I should check the Snowbird website and see if they are there...

As for watching....I can't remember exactly where the event is held. But spectating is easy. Just ski on up to the finish area and stake out an area to relax. Bring a shovel and maybe some camp pads to carve out a seating area in the snow.

EDIT: Ahh got it off Snowbird's website...March 18th - 22nd. Hmmm...might be too close to the KW event for me....
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Baldy is the normal venue. Access is good for viewing from the bottom. Just ride up Peruvian and then you can take your kids down Chips afterwards.
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Maui Steve, was there last year. It was quite a scene. Big crowd of spectators on a bluebird day and it looked like they were having some fun. Once we figured the line out it was pretty easy to watch and tell what was going on. Quite a suprise when we saw the crowd from the lift the first time like what are all these people doing down there??
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It turns out I will be in PC the week of freeskiing nationals. I would like to go to Snowbird one day and check it out with my boys. Has anyone ever seen the event at Snowbird? Just wondering how access to watch is, how crowded, what you're actually able to see, etc. Any input appreciated.
for each part of the comp you should be able to see 95 percent of the runs from various parts of the mountain.

Last year the schedule went as follows

Day 1 Qualifying - tower 3 chutes

Day 2 Qualifying - West Baldy

Day 3 Semi Finals - Silver Fox

Day 4 Finals - North Baldy

I am going to get the time off and enter this year so make sure you cheer for me. well at least for the first 2 days the guys in these comps are super good once its gets to the semi finals.
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Crazy bastards!!
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http://www.firsttracksonline.com/boa...pic.php?t=2968

Includes some pics from last year's freeskiing comp, along with a few other mildly entertaining comments and pictures.
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