News and Events

Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for 40th season opening (13-Jun-13)
Immaculately groomed slopes and a genuinely warm welcome await avid skiers and snowboarders.....

Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship Presented By Ledcor, Returns To Red! (18-Nov-08)

ROSSLAND, B.C. – The Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship presented by Ledcor is back at Red

The Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship presented by Ledcor is back at Red this January featuring some of North America’s top freeskiers. The Open Finals will be held on legendary Mt. 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. The event starts with the Junior competition January 9-10, followed by the Open Senior event January 15-17. A handsome cash purse of $12,000 will be awarded to the top Open Senior skiers.

Ledcor is the Presenting Sponsor of the event. Global construction company, Ledcor built Red’s luxury ski-in/ ski-out residence, Slalom Creek. As a general principle, Ledcor supports community by providing local opportunities through employment and supplier contracts. Peter Hrdlitschka, President of Ledcor commented, “As the premier builder of choice at Red Mountain, Ledcor Construction is once again thrilled to be sponsoring the Canadian Freeskiing Championships this coming January. This is our third consecutive year sponsoring this event and we are looking forward to another successful championship.”

 

Red Mountain Resort’s General Manager, Erik Kalacis states “Red is proud to be hosting this Canadian classic for an eighth year and we look forward to watching these incredible skiers ripping up the steeps, taking huge air and enjoying our fabulous terrain. We also sincerely thank Ledcor for their continued support.  It’s great to have a partner that gets involved, shares the passion and totally gets it!”

The format of the competition will follow the International Free Skiers Association’s (IFSA) Big Mountain Freeskiing guidelines. Participating athletes will be judged on line choice, fluidity, technique, aggression and control. The IFSA recognizes the Canadian Open Freeskiing Championship as “a pinnacle in North American competitive freeskiing”. Captain Jack Carey returns as Chief of Competition along with Jeff Holden who will lead the team of judges as Head Judge.

 
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