U.S. Ski & Snowboard announced that Deer Valley Resort has stepped up to host the 2022 Toyota U.S. Freestyle Championships March 26-27, which includes moguls and dual moguls competition.
The U.S. Freestyle Championships were originally slated for Palisades Tahoe. However, Mother Nature didn’t deliver the snow needed to build a world-class moguls course on the lower mountain venue site. Palisades Tahoe pulled out all the stops to make snow during a tight snowmaking window, but unfortunately due to unforeseen challenges, was not able to produce the snow needed to build the course. Palisades Tahoe has been committed to U.S. Freestyle Championships since before the COVID-19 pandemic. On very short notice, Deer Valley agreed to host the event.
“We certainly appreciated the dedication from both Deer Valley and Palisades Tahoe in supporting the athletes and the development of freestyle skiing,” said U.S. Ski & Snowboard President and CEO Sophie Goldschmidt. “Both resorts are outstanding partners and supporters of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, and we certainly could not provide the best athletes in the world with world-class venues to showcase their talents without the strong support from both Deer Valley Resort and Palisades Tahoe.”
“Deer Valley is honored to step in and host the 2022 U.S. Freestyle Championships on our 2002 Olympic and World Cup mogul ski run,” said Alterra Mountain Company COO Mark Brownlie. “We look forward to hosting the athletes and supporting them as they close out their competition season.”
Athletes will compete on the same course used for January’s Intermountain Healthcare Freestyle International – the only domestic stop on the FIS Freestyle World Cup tour. For the athletes of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team, a majority of whom call Park City and Utah home, the Toyota U.S. Freestyle Championships will once again provide a homecoming event following a long World Cup and Olympic season.
The competition will include individual moguls championships on Saturday, March 26, and dual moguls championships on Sunday, March 27. 2022 Olympic silver medalist Jaelin Kauf is expected to compete, as is three-time Olympian and Deer Valley athlete Brad Wilson. Olympians Olivia Giaccio and Hannah Soar will also cap their season at U.S. Freestyle Championships.
Friday, March 25
12:50 – 2:15 p.m. Women’s moguls qualification
Saturday, March 26
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Men’s moguls qualification
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Women’s moguls finals
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Men’s moguls finals
Sunday, March 27
10:40 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Men and Women’s dual moguls