At Sierra-at-Tahoe's first annual Huck Cup in 2016. (photo: Matt Bombino)

Sierra-at-Tahoe Hosts Freeride World Tour Qualifier

Twin Bridges, CA – California’s Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort will host its second annual Huck Cup, a 2-Star Freeride World Tour Qualifying event on March 3-4.

The Freeride World Tour is a worldwide circuit of freeride skiing and snowboarding events where athletes compete on legendary and challenging terrain at some of the most renowned resorts around the world. Sierra-at-Tahoe’s event will take place in Huckleberry Canyon, 320 acres of backcountry-style terrain accessed by five gates at the summit of the ski area.

Sierra is the only Lake Tahoe resort to host a 2-Star Freeride World Qualifying event this year. The scope of terrain in Huckleberry Canyon creates an ideal place for skiers and snowboarders to compete and earn qualifying points for the Swatch Freeride World Tour.

At Sierra-at-Tahoe's first annual Huck Cup in 2016. (photo: Matt Bombino)
At Sierra-at-Tahoe’s first annual Huck Cup in 2016. (photo: Matt Bombino)

“Huckleberry Canyon is a great venue for a 2-Star event,” says Freeride World Tour Americas Manager, Tom Winter. “It has a wide variety of lines, easy access and fantastic opportunities for spectators to watch all the action and cheer all of their friends. We’re really pleased with the partnership and this is an event that we expect will be part of the FWQ for a long, long time.”

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Competitors will battle for a $3,000 cash purse. Athletes must be licensed to compete in the Freeride World Tour and can register for the Huck Cup online here. Spectators must have a valid lift ticket to enter the viewing area.

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