Flow Tailgate Alaska kicks off this week
Flow Tailgate Alaska is blowing up! Set to return to Thompson Pass from March 29 until April 7, 2013, this year’s event promises more educational opportunities, parties, formal and informal competitions and entertainment for all. For ten days each spring, dedicated recreational riders, professional athletes and the industry gather to ride the world’s best mountains and deepest snow conditions at Flow Tailgate Alaska.
Flow Tailgate Alaska is a ticketed event – according to event founder Mark Sullivan, “This year we have really stepped up our game better infrastructure and organization. We will offer more snow science education opportunities than ever before.”
Calling Thompson Pass, ‘wilderness’ is a little misleading – for the past 25 years, the corridor of highway and mountains that surround the Flow Tailgate Alaska basecamp have served as proving grounds for the worlds best skiers and riders. With mountains that rise from basecamp in all directions, Flow Tailgate Alaska is the hub in the middle of the world’s best backcountry.
According to founder Mark Sullivan, “Last year we had riders from 13 countries attend the event – this year we expect a few more- it really is an international gathering made up of some of the most core athletes in the World.”
Flow Tailgate Alaska also plays host to the fourth annual Flow World Freeriding Championships, which test riders skills in the ultimate proving grounds – Alaska’s Chugach range. The Flow World Freeriding Championship is scheduled for April 1-2, 2013.
The best part is, YOU are invited to come and participate – or to tune in online. Tickets to the event are still available through www.worldfreeridefestival.com for $350. The price of admission includes access to all Flow Tailgate Alaska activities, the free beer garden, snow science classes, swag and a lot more. In addition, both audio and video broadcasts will be syndicated for a worldwide audience to tune into the cutting edge of the sport.