2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships

With the conclusion of the 2017 FIS World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, the United States is taking center stage as the host nation for the bi-annual event. Utah ski destinations Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain and Solitude Mountain Resort will host skiing and snowboarding events during the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships, scheduled for Feb. 1-10, 2019.

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Since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Utah has established itself as one of the World’s premier centers for winter action sports, hosting two previous World Championships as well as multiple FIS World Cups and Toyota U.S. Grand Prix. The 2019 World Championships will feature over 25 different medal events across eight sports, making it the largest winter sports event Utah has hosted since the Games. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), in partnership with the Utah Sports Commission, Park City Municipal Corporation and the host resorts, are working to maximize the impact of the event both domestically and globally.

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Fireworks light the sky during the Closing Ceremony of the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games at the Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo Credit: Gary M. Prior/Getty Images

“The World Championships is the ultimate showcase of freestyle skiing, freeskiing and snowboarding,” said USSA President and CEO Tiger Shaw. “Hosting an event of this caliber in the U.S. gives us the opportunity to grow the visibility of these sports domestically and showcase our top athletes in the post-Olympic year. Worldwide broadcast and media coverage of the events will once again put Utah in the international winter sports spotlight.”

Moguls 2017 Visa Freestyle International World Cup at Deer Valley Photo © Steven Earl

Moguls 2017 Visa Freestyle International World Cup at Deer Valley Photo © Steven Earl

Deer Valley and Park City’s history of hosting World Cup events combined with Utah’s rich Olympic legacy and support of sport played a large role in securing the bid for Worlds back in 2014. Solitude Mountain Resort was added to the venue line up in August 2016. All three resorts have successfully hosted test events, including snowboardcross and skicross events at Solitude as part of the 2016-17 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix.

2017 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix - Skicross at Solitude Resort Photo: U.S. Snowboarding

2017 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix – Skicross at Solitude Resort Photo: U.S. Snowboarding

For the 2019 World Championships, moguls and aerials events are scheduled to take place at Deer Valley Resort. Park City Mountain will host halfpipe, slopestyle and big air competitions and Solitude Mountain Resort will host snowboardcross, alpine snowboarding and skicross.

"Halfpipe qualifications 2015 Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, UT Photo © Melanie Harding"

“Halfpipe qualifications
2015 Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort in Park City, UT
Photo © Melanie Harding”

“Deer Valley, Park City and Solitude all have a proud tradition of innovation and excellence in hosting international skiing and snowboarding events,” said Shaw. “These venues are some of the best in the world and will foster the highest level of competition from the hundreds of athletes we expect to attend. Our U.S. athletes relish the opportunity to compete on home snow and that wouldn’t be possible without the dedication our resort partners.”

Moguls 2017 Visa Freestyle International World Cup at Deer Valley Photo © Steven Earl

Moguls 2017 Visa Freestyle International World Cup at Deer Valley Photo © Steven Earl

The USSA expects record-breaking audiences to tune in to the U.S. broadcasts of the World Championships through its partnership with NBC Sports Group. A similar partnership was put in place for the 2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek, CO.

Dual Moguls 2017 Visa Freestyle International World Cup at Deer Valley Photo © Steven Earl

Dual Moguls 2017 Visa Freestyle International World Cup at Deer Valley Photo © Steven Earl

Additional news and information on the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships will be available in the coming months at www.2019worldchamps.com.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Utah is set to host the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships.
  • Over 25 medal events across seven sports are scheduled to take place Feb. 1-10, 2019.
  • The World Championships will be the largest international skiing and snowboard event Utah has hosted since the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.
  • Moguls and aerials events will take place at Deer Valley Resort.
  • Halfpipe, slopestyle and big air events will take place at Park City Mountain.
  • Snowboardcross, alpine snowboarding and skicross events will take place at Solitude Mountain Resort.
  • Since the 2002 Olympics, Utah has established itself as one of the world’s premier centers of winter action sports having previously hosted two World Championships and multiple FIS World Cups and Toyota U.S. Grand Prixs.
  • The World Championships will be broadcast in the USA through the USSA’s partnership with NBC Sports Group, including live coverage and digital streaming.
  • The event will also be broadcast worldwide with anticipated audiences in the tens of millions across the globe including Europe, Asia, and other markets.
  • Additional information on the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships can be found at www.2019worldchamps.com.

QUOTES

Tiger Shaw, President and CEO, USSA
The World Championships is the ultimate showcase of freestyle skiing, freeskiing and snowboarding. Hosting an event of this caliber in the U.S. gives us the opportunity to grow the visibility of these sports domestically and showcase our top athletes in the post-Olympic year. Worldwide broadcast and media coverage of the events will once again put Utah in the international winter sports spotlight.

Deer Valley, Park City and Solitude all have a proud tradition of innovation and excellence in hosting international skiing and snowboarding events. These venues are some of the best in the world and will foster the highest level of competition from the hundreds of athletes we expect to attend. Our U.S. athletes relish the opportunity to compete on home snow and that wouldn’t be possible without the dedication our resort partners.


Kim Mayhew, General Manager, Solitude Mountain Resort
Having three mountain venues host the 2019 World Championship events not only demonstrates the variety and access of snow sports in Utah but the collaborative efforts of the local industry. We look forward to showcasing Solitude Mountain Resort and being a part of another historic sporting event in Utah.

Bob Wheaton, President and General Manager, Deer Valley Resorts
Deer Valley has been hosting successful international freestyle skiing competitions for over 15 years due to our long-standing relationship with both USSA and FIS. We are committed to supporting these organizations, the athletes and the sport of skiing. We are honored to host a third World Championship competition at Deer Valley and once again welcome the world to our 2002 Olympic venue.

Bill Rock, Senior Vice President & COO, Park City Mountain
The energy and enthusiasm is rising now that the torch has officially been passed to Utah and Park City for the 2019 FIS Freestyle, Snowboarding and Freeski World Championships. Park City Mountain has a successful history of hosting sport at the highest level and being a part of the 2019 World Championships, along with other amazing Utah venues, further exemplifies how unique our state is in attracting and presenting top-level competition to the world. We’re looking forward to 2019.

Jeff Robbins, President & CEO, Utah Sports Commission
Hosting this World Championship event not only continues our Olympic legacy of hosting major international sporting events but also utilizes many of Utah’s world-class venues. The economic impact and exposure to Utah will be significant and show the world why Utah continues to be The State of Sport.

Jack Thomas, Park City Mayor                                                                                                  
We look forward to welcoming the world back to Park City, where our Olympic legacy remains vibrant, along with the historic character of our mountain town. We are fortunate to collaborate with our partners at Deer Valley Resort, Park City Mountain, and the USSA to produce an event on par with any in the world.

 

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St. Patrick’s Day Specials

At Deer Valley Resort, dining is an integral part of a complete vacation experience. From casual, family-friendly cafés and grills, to elegantly rustic restaurants, every Deer Valley dining experience features quality ingredients and creative, fresh preparations with an emphasis on locally sourced products.

St. Patrick’s Day Specials at Deer Valley Resort 

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Irish Corned Beef and Vegetable Pot Pie

Cabbage, Yukon Gold potato, heirloom carrots, celery, pearl onions, whiskey glaze ~ $25.00

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Root Vegetable Hash 

Two sunny-side up eggs, Niman Ranch ham, baby spinach, fresh herbs ~ $9.50

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Irish Lamb Stew

Housemade buttermilk rosemary biscuit ~ $11.50

 

Carved Roulade of Lamb Loin

Orange cranberry chutney, colcannon (mashed potatoes with

shredded cabbage), fresh peas ~ $17.50

 

Housemade Lamb Burger

Corned beef, pickled cabbage, green peppercorn bacon, Vermont white cheddar,

dijon mustard sauce ~ $14.00

 

The Natural Buffet will feature assorted Irish salads and toppings

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Irish Bangers and Roasted Parsley Marble Potatoes

Wasatch Ale bacon cheese sauce, grilled baguette ~ $12.00

Empire Canyon Grill


Housemade Corned Beef and Cabbage

44 Farms brisket, roasted fingerling potatoes, carrots, marble rye bread ~ $16.00

 

Reuben Sandwich

Housemade corned beef, caraway sauerkraut, Swiss cheese,

marble rye bread, Thousand Island dressing ~ $15.00

Deer Valley Resort’s St. Patrick’s Day Potato Salad

Yield: 4-6 Servings

1 pound Brussels Sprouts, cleaned and cut in quarters
1 pound Red Potatoes, medium dice, skin on
1 1/2 Cups Shredded Purple Cabbage
1 Cup Pickled Red Onion, (Recipe Follows)
1/2 Cup – 1 Cup Cider Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette (Recipe Follows)
Crispy Bacon Bits for garnish

In a large pot, bring water and 2 tablespoons salt to a boil. Add cut potatoes and cook until half way done – approximately 6-7 minutes. Drain potatoes and rinse under cold water, until cold throughout.
Mix cold potatoes with cut Brussels sprouts and gently toss with small amount of oil, salt and pepper until evenly coated. Spread on sheet pan and roast in oven at 350 for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through completely. Remove from oven and refrigerate until cold.
In large bowl, add cold potatoes and Brussels sprouts with purple cabbage, pickled red onion and vinaigrette. Adjust seasonings as needed.
Garnish with crispy bacon bits.

*This Salad can be made several hours ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator – simply omit the bacon bits until right before serving.

Pickled Red Onions

1 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
2 red onions, thinly sliced

Bring all ingredients, except onions, to a boil on the stove. Remove from heat and gently pour hot liquid over red onion slices. Be sure that all of the onions are covered in liquid . Allow to cool completely. Once cold, drain liquid from onions.

Cider Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette

1/4 Cup Whole grain mustard
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup apple cider
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
1 1/2 cups oil

Whisk together all ingredients except oil. Slowly drizzle oil into mixture as you continue to whisk. The dressing will slightly thicken. Adjust seasonings and flavorings as needed. Store vinaigrette in the refrigerator.

 

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