New Mogul Site for the Freestyle Club
The Mount Washington Freestyle Club has been operating up at Mount Washington Alpine Resort for seven years, and this year hopes to become a permanent fixture with the creation of a mogul site.
The new site would be situated on the Lower Retirement Run, just below the Terrain Park, says Gina Stubbs.
In March 2008 the Club hosted the B.C. Freestyle Championships, drawing competitive skiers from all over the Province. The event’s success has spurred the Club into plans for the permanent site.
In the summer of 2009 the Club will do some clearing and some earth moving to prepare the site. “What we need to do is ensure the ground has the right pitch to it,” Stubbs explains. They will set up a world-class FIS mogul site and a big air site.
“With the permanent mogul site, we will be able to host Provincial events more easily. Then we can look at hosting a Junior National,” Stubbs says.
She says Resort staff is encouraging the project because a permanent mogul site could attract teams needing venues for Olympic training in 2010.
For now, the Club is busy securing community sponsorships to help offset costs. “This is a huge financial endeavour for the Club,” says Stubbs.