The Freeride World Tour "Huck Cup" hosted by Sierra-at-Tahoe

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 04, 2016 / comments

Thea Hardy, Communications Manager at Sierra-at-Tahoe, announced that the resort will host the Huck Cup. The terrain in Huckleberry Canyon will take on skiers and riders competeing for a spot on the Freeride World Tour. The Huckleberry Gates will welcome the competitors to the mountain.

The Huck Cup, presented by Subaru, is a 2-Star Freeride World Tour Qualifying event held at the resort on February 26-27, 2016. The Freeride World Tour is a worldwide circuit of freeride skiing and snowboarding events. Athletes compete on legendary and challenging terrain at the most renowned resorts around the world. The event will take place in Huckleberry Canyon, 320 acres of backcountry terrain accessed by five gates at the summit of Sierra-at-Tahoe.

According to Hardy, "Sierra is the only Lake Tahoe resort to host a 2-Star Freeride World Qualifying event this year. The scope of terrain in Huckleberry Canyon creates an ideal place for skiers and snowboarders to compete and earn qualifying points for the Swatch Freeride World Tour."

Freeride World Tour Americas Manager, Tom Winter, had this to say, "Huckleberry Canyon is a great venue for a 2-Star event. It has a wide variety of lines, easy access and fantastic opportunities for spectators to watch all the action and cheer all of their friends. We’re really pleased with the partnership and this is an event that we expect will be part of the FWQ for a long, long time."

Hardy says that roughly 80 men and women will compete for a $5,000 cash purse. Athletes must be licensed to compete in the Freeride World Tour. Interested athletes can register for the Huck Cup online at www.freerideworldtour.com. Discount lodging and ticket packages are available for athletes through Montbleu Resort Casino and Spa in South Lake Tahoe. Spectators must have a valid lift ticket to enter the viewing area.

Hardy and the staff at Sierra are excited about hosting this world class event. The snow that's on the slopes now along with what's likely to fall prior to the event, should prove to be perfect for the skiers and riders participating in The Huck Cup.