Swatch Freeride World Tour heads to Revelstoke, BC, March 9 & 10, 2014

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The Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face is finally making its way up to Revelstoke,BC, the same venue that was supposed to kick off the 2014 tour, but had to be rescheduled to March due to questionable conditions. The fifth stop of the tour, and the last chance for riders to earn a spot in the Xtreme Verbier Championships in Switzerland March 22, the contest will go down on the massive Mackenzie Peak, known as “Mack Daddy.”

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More details provided in the press release below:

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (March 7, 2014)- After a great competition at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, Utah, USA the SWATCH FREERIDE WORLD TOUR BY THE NORTH FACEĀ® (FWT) heads to Revelstoke, BC, Canada on March 10, 2014. This marks the Tour’s fifth stop, and the last chance for riders to make the cut for the Xtreme Verbier championships in Switzerland March 22. As the pressure intensifies, fans from all over the world will have the opportunity to watch the action live on www.freerideworldtour.com.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort continues to be a favorite venue for athletes and fans alike. The colossal Mackenzie Peak, affectionately called “Mack Daddy”, provides riders with 1,644 vertical feet of steep committing terrain suitable only for the most skilled freeriders. The slope averages 50 degrees from start to finish with a wide variety of line choices enabling athletes to express their unique styles on the challenging face.

“Revelstoke Mountain Resort and the Revelstoke Accommodation Association are thrilled to be hosting the Freeride World Tour again this March. The tour shines a spotlight on the cool ski town of Revelstoke and showcases our epic terrain for all the world to see,” said Ashley Tait, Director of Sales and Marketing for the resort. “Our community has joined together once again to welcome the athletes, sponsors and media with a great festival of events taking place at the resort and in town. Please come join us!”

The Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face begins with an athlete autograph session followed by opening ceremonies Sunday, March 9 starting at 3:30PM PST on the Rockford Plaza at Revelstoke Mountain Resort. The first possible day of competition is Monday, March 10 with a weather window scheduled through March 15 to ensure the best possible venue conditions for athletes and spectators. The awards ceremony will take place following the competition at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort Base Area. Complete schedule information is available at freerideworldtour.com/revelstoke.html.