The Association of Freeskiing Professionals is excited to announce some monumental news for this year's AFP World Tour Finals, which are set to take place on April 10th - 12th during the World Ski & Snowboard Festival in Whistler, B.C.
First, the name. Previously known as the AFP World Championships, we've decided to rename it the AFP World Tour Finals, as it more accurately describes the context of the event, along with coincidentally creating a tongue-in-cheek and memorable acronym…WTF.
All 3 Disciplines
After two years of no pipe, we're incredibly happy to announce that all
three disciplines (Big Air, Slopestyle and Halfpipe) will be included
in this year's AFP World Tour Finals. Stay tuned for more info on prize
Photo by Eric Lars Bakke / ESPN Images
World of X Games
Quite possibly the biggest and most exciting news is that the AFP has
partnered with ESPN to broadcast the AFP World Tour Finals on ABC's
World of X Games. Along with the competitions themselves, athlete
profiles and other features will be filmed on-site during the event,
with the show airing two weeks later, on April 25th.
AFP Awards Dinner
We're also excited to announce that the AFP Awards Dinner will be
returning to Bearfoot Bistro on the evening of Sunday, April 12th, where
this year's AFP World Champions will be crowned. Please note that this
is an invite-only and formal event (so be sure to pack some nice
clothes), and the invitees will be contacted directly with more info
Photo by Henrik Lampert / Freeskier
With the final U.S. Grand Prix and SFR Freestyle Tour Slopestyle Finals
in the bag, invites for Slopestyle will be going out soon, followed by
Hafpipe and Big Air, so be sure to stay tuned to afpworldtour.com, as
we'll be announcing who will be competing in Whistler in the coming
Bobby Brown, Nick Goepper and Gus Kenworthy. Photo by Henrik Lampert / Freeskier
Friday, April 10th
Men's Slopestyle Eliminations / Women's & Men's Slopestyle Finals on Blackcomb Mountain
Saturday, April 11th
• Gibbons Life Big Air on Blackcomb Mountain
Sunday, April 12th
• Men's Halfpipe Eliminations / Women's & Men's Halfpipe Finals on Blackcomb Mountain
• Superhit Contest on Blackcomb Mountain
• AFP Awards Dinner at Bearfoot Bistro (Invite Only)
* Note that all times are in PST and that all times and venues are subject to change.
Stay tuned for afpworldtour.com and wssf.com for more info on the event schedule, list of invited athletes, details on prize money and more, and on behalf of everyone at the Association of Freeskiing Professionals and the World Ski & Snowboard Festival, we look forward to seeing you in Whistler!