In just one month, the FIS Freestyle Ski competition will come to Deer Valley, with the U.S. Half-Pipe Grand Prix gracing Park City Mountain, followed by the Skicross Grand Prix at Canyons Resort in late February. The events will bring both fans and fun to the Utah mountains.
To help cheer on Team USA, the resorts themselves have teamed up to offer an "Ultimate Fan" package for skiers and boarders who want a one-of-a-kind way to get in on the action. Available to vacationers who stay for five or more days at resort lodging, the package includes Team USA gear, noise makers, face paint, hand warmers, and a requisite patriotic cow bell to cheer on top skiers.
The package is a great way to get a taste of a top-notch ski competition. After all, the exhilaration and excitement of watching a World Cup event in real time - with your own eyes, and not through your laptop or TV set - is truly unbeatable. In addition to the races, the events include concerts, fireworks, award ceremonies and other entertainment options.
For more information about the package, check out the "Ultimate Fan" Package website.
In the mean time, save the dates so you can start planning:
- Jan. 30 - Feb. 2: FIS Freestyle Ski competition, Deer Valley Resort
- Jan. 28 - Feb. 2: U.S. Grand Prix - Half Pipe, Park City Mountain Resort
- Feb. 25 - Mar. 2: U.S. Grand Prix - Skicross & Snowboardcross, Canyons Resort
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