U.S. Ski & Snowboard and Snowbird announced today that Snowbird, UT will host the 2021 U.S. Freestyle Moguls National Championships March 22-26, featuring moguls and dual moguls competition. This marks the first time in 25 years that the resort will host the event. Snowbird has previously held Freestyle National Championships in 1994, 1995, and 1996.
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Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was originally scheduled to host the 2021 U.S. Freestyle Moguls National Championships. However, due to local COVID-19 health and safety protocols, the California resort is unable to run the event this year.
“We are excited to bring the 2021 U.S. Freestyle Moguls National Championships back to Snowbird. Snowbird has a long history of supporting freestyle skiing and we look forward to bringing the nation’s best mogul skiers together for this important event in the development pipeline. We’re grateful to Snowbird for the opportunity to keep this event on the calendar during such a challenging season.”
– Ashley Deibold, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Freestyle Sport Development Senior Manager
Snowbird’s freestyle history extends back to 1976 when the resort hosted the Professional Freestyle Association’s World Championships. Snowbird has hosted a regional freestyle event annually since 1981, 13 U.S. Freestyle Moguls Selections events, 12 Freestyle Moguls NorAms and two U.S. National Freestyle Moguls Junior Championships. The resort is also home to Wasatch Freestyle, which can trace its history back to 1988.
“Snowbird’s iconic terrain has been home to world championship events for almost 50 years now. We look forward to supporting both the present and future of freestyle skiing through hosting this exciting event.”
– Snowbird President and General Manager, Dave Fields
Due to COVID-19 event and resort operations protocols and taking into consideration the health and safety of resort staff, event staff, and the athletes, the event will be closed to the public. The 2021 U.S. Freestyle Moguls National Championships is contingent on local and state health department approvals based on existing and future COVID-19 rules and regulations. FIS, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the local organizing committee, and Snowbird are taking a unified approach consistent with guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities.