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Freestyle ski series takes to air at Apex Mountain

Western News Staff

Apex Mountain Resort will welcome over 130 mogul athletes aged six to 20 for the first B.C. Freestyle Timber Tour Series I – Super Youth Challenge.

Athletes from Ontario, Yukon, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia will be competing Jan. 18 to 20.

A release issued by Freestyle Ski Apex said the event will feature three freestyle skiing disciplines of big air, moguls and slopestyle.  This is one of two qualifying events for the Canadian Junior Nationals.

The event is open to the public to watch talent from the Apex Freestyle Club, Whistler/Blackcomb Freestyle Club, Silver Star Freestyle Club, Big White Freestyle Club, Revelstoke Freestyle Club, Vancouver Freestyle Club, Mount Washington Freestyle Club, Kimberly Freestyle Club and the B.C. Provincial Freestyle Teams. Penticton’s Andi Naude, now with the Canadian national team,  is among the skiers who have competed in this series.

The AFC has 34 members from the competition team and Super Youth entered. The event is free for public viewing and begins Saturday starting with moguls at 8:45 a.m. and slope style at noon. On Sunday, the big air competition is at 11:30 a.m. and moguls an hour later.

 

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