Mountain Sports International announces the highly anticipated first stop of the 15th season of the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour with the Red Bull Powder Disorder in Las Leñas, Argentina on August 9-12, 2011.
“It’s fitting that we’re celebrating the start of the 2012 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour in the center of the Andes, where it began 15 years ago,” said Bryan Barlow, competition director for the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour. “Freeskiing has progressed so much since the tour began in 1998, and this progression will be evident when the world’s most talented freeskiers show up to compete on the biggest, most challenging venues in the southern hemisphere. Red Bull will be a great partner to help us kick off this season as they’re known for taking things to the next level.”
The Red Bull Powder Disorder, the first stop of the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour, is a two day, invite-only event which will feature the top-placing competitors from the 2011 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour as well as Red Bull invited athletes. The competition will be judged based on the FWT judging format which includes points awarded towards line, control, fluidity, technique and style. With man-made kickers throughout the venue, the event will have a special focus on style and air.
“It’s really an honor for Valle de Las Lenas to host this international event for the third consecutive year,” said Federico Norkus, marketing manager at Las Lenas. “The first stop of the Subaru Freeskiing World Tour, the Red Bull Powder Disorder, will undoubtedly set a standard for this type of competition in South America. Snow is already falling over our mountain, and we are eager to welcome the athletes!”