Opening Press Conference Saturday, Feb. 2 - Canyons Village at Park City.

Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert will join top athletes and regional leaders to open the 2019 World Championships this Saturday at Canyons Village at Park City. Over 1,400 athletes from 40 nations will take part in the 2019 World Championships in snowboard, freestyle and freeski on four venues at three Utah resorts Feb. 1-10.

A press conference will feature organization officials plus top Olympic and World Championship medal-winning athletes just prior to the Opening Ceremony.

WHEN/WHERE
Saturday, Feb. 2
5:00-5:45 p.m.
Grand Summit Hotel (White Pine Room)
Canyons Village at Park City

WHO
Regional Leaders and Event Organizers
Gary R. Herbert, Governor, State of Utah
Stuart Adams, Senate President, State of Utah
Sarah Lewis, Secretary General, International Ski Federation
Dean Gosper, FIS Council, International Ski Federation
Bill Rock, President/COO, Park City Mountain
Tiger Shaw, President/CEO, U.S. Ski & Snowboard

Top Freeski Athletes
Brita Sigourney, women’s halfpipe skiing (Park City, Utah) – 2018 Olympic bronze medalist, four time X games gold medalist
McRae Williams, men’s slopestyle skiing (Park City, Utah) – Defending slopestyle FIS World Champion, Park City local.
Nico Porteous, men’s halfpipe skiing (New Zealand) – 2018 Olympic bronze medalist at age 16
Kelly Sildaru, women’s slopestyle/big air skiing (Estonia) – 2019 X Games slopestyle champion at age 16; Earned 3 X Games medals in same event, only two other athletes have done this at same X Games winter event.

Top Snowboard Athletes
Chloe Kim, women’s halfpipe snowboard (Torrance, Calif.) – 2018 Olympic champion, five time X Games Gold Medalist; Seven-consecutive halfpipe victories since the U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth in January of 2018

Chris Corning, leader in World Cup slopestyle standings, 2nd in World Cup big air standings, 2018 World Cup winner in slopestyle, big air and overall.

SCHEDULE
5:00 p.m. – Press Conference (Grand Summit, White Pine Room)
6:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony (Canyons Village Plaza)
7:00 p.m. – Big Air Skiing (Canyons Village Plaza)

PRESS CENTERS

MEDIA INFORMATION
General media information is available online, including schedule, lodging and transportation information.

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DETAILED SCHEDULE
This composite schedule provides details on training, qualifying and competition times integrated with press room hours and press conferences. Schedule is subject to change. Please check in the respective press room for any updates.