Hot air isn't the only thing that rises. Amidst cold temperatures, freestyle skiers are the ones getting airborne.
Freestyle skiers rely on the experience of being airborne to perform their gravity defying tricks. The rest of us can feel our hearts race by witnessing how flips, twists, tucks and kicks reach a whole new level when the world's best fly off a ramp or mogul.
Ski season is heating up and Utah finds itself hosting yet another world class event. Skiers will catch air and pound some snow when the FIS World Cup Freestyle competition returns to Deer Valley Resort, Jan. 30–Feb. 2.
The freestyle skiing events showcased during the competition include men's and women's aerials and moguls. Ski runs used during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games will test a new caliber of world class athletes.
Qualifying events will be held each afternoon from that Thursday on, with the finals showcased under bright lights each evening. The sky will also light up with fireworks following the awards ceremonies. If you're looking for places to heat up, a special Freestyle VIP ticket can get you access to on-the-hill events with the athletes themselves.
Park City will also host other activities in association with the competition.
A live concert on lower Main Street will kick off the event Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. Cold War Kids will spark the fire with textured soul-punk music and a new album. All events are free to the public.