Slopestyle Event at Heavenly Open to Everyone

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (Feb. 20, 2014) - The North Face Park and Pipe Open Series Presented by Nissan (PPOS) is thrilled to announce an additional stop at Heavenly Mountain Resort. This fourth and final stop of the 2014 PPOS schedule will feature a slopestyle competition in Heavenly Mountain Resort's Ante Up Park on March 13-15, 2014. As the demand and excitement for freeskiing skyrockets, PPOS is excited to provide yet another opportunity for up-and-coming athletes to compete alongside professionals.

"We are excited to offer athletes one more chance to compete this winter at Heavenly Mountain Resort," said Katie Ramage, The North Face Sports Marketing Director. "The resort's excellently maintained terrain parks will provide a wonderful competition venue with Lake Tahoe as a stunning backdrop."

Heavenly Mountain Resort overlooks the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe making it one of the most unique snowsport destinations. Straddling California and Nevada, Heavenly offers not one, but two states to explore. On the mountain, guests have access to 29 operating lifts, 97 runs and 3,500 vertical feet, the most on the West Coast. Heavenly's Ante Up park offers a variety of features and a multi-jump line. The length and pitch of Ante Up provides a nice, smooth slopestyle flow featuring boxes, rails, jibs and view of Lake Tahoe.

"We have seen the excitement surrounding slopestyle build tremendously this year," said John Wagnon, Heavenly's Director of Marketing. "Heavenly is pleased to be bringing the action to our own Ante Up Park this March."

Registration for the fourth PPOS stop at Heavenly Mountain Resort opens Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 10AM MST on thenorthfaceppos.com. Registration is expected to fill quickly.

All PPOS events are part of the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) competition schedule. The PPOS will work in conjunction with AFP on competition judging with Mike Atkinson serving as head judge for the series.

For athlete or registration information visit www.thenorthfaceppos.com or contact Julia Jimmerson MSI athlete relations manager at jjimmerson@mtsports.com or (801) 349-4616.


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