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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: 2017 Junior NORAM Champs Event Host

We are thrilled to announce that Kirkwood Mountain Resort will host our 2017 Junior Series NORAM Champs the week of April 3, 2017.

To bring the Junior NORAM Championship to Kirkwood means a great deal to the local community, who has loyally supported a long tradition of world-class freeride competition. Kirkwood has bred some of the most successful big mountain competitors in the world including Craig Garbiel, Josh Daiek, and Hazel Birnbaum. Kirkwood and its surrounding peaks contain massive amounts of challenging terrain, suitable to testing the skills and knowledge of freeriders. From Vista Ridge to the famous Cirque and beyond, the mountain will welcome the most talented young freeriders in North America.

Kirkwood holds a special place in freeride history, as a pioneering host of big mountain competitions in the ‘90s. When the future stars of freeride descend upon Kirkwood in April, the evolution of the freeride movement and this sport will be celebrated.

Expect to witness an incredible show from the spectator and competitor viewing environment in the Devil's Corral. The stadium-like feel will lend an enthralling atmosphere of expectation and excitement to the competition. Both the size and length of the venue options at Kirkwood will ensure a ton of variety for competitors to tackle. This, in turn will guarantee a great show for our spectators and help keep our chosen venues in prime shape for this elite-level competition.

We wish our junior athletes the best of luck in their 2017 competitive freeride events!

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