Bristol Mountain was awarded the bid to host the nation’s top aerial skiers at the next U.S. Aerials Freestyle Championship. The competitions will take place on March 14, 2020.
This event will welcome the United States’ top athletes to compete for the National Championship. Spanning four days, including training, the championship will culminate with finals on Saturday (March 14, 2020, providing spectators ample opportunity to watch athletes soar to heights over 50 feet in the Bristol Valley. In freestyle aerials, athletes complete a series of acrobatic maneuvers in the air after skiing off of 7.5 – 13.5-foot kickers. They are judged based on their amplitude (height and distance in the air), form (style and execution), and landing.
Last year’s champions were Bristol Mountain’s own Chris Lillis (Pittsford, NY) and Winter Vinecki (Gaylord, MI). Chris’s brother, Jonathon Lillis, finished second. The results of March’s event will be used for the selection of the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team and to judge starts for World Cup Competitions.
Freestyle Aerials U.S. Junior National Championships will be visible from Sunset and the Sunset Chair (during operating hours).
11am – 1pm: Junior Nationals Aerial Inspection, Speed Checks, Training, Course Preparation, and Forerunners
1pm – 1:50pm: Junior Aerials Run #1 – Boys & Girls
1:50pm – 2:40pm: Junior Aerials Run #2 – Boys & Girls
3:30pm – 3:45pm: Awards Presentation at the HighPoint Podium
The 2020 Freestyle Aerials National Championship is SOLD OUT.
Please check back as we get closer to Saturday, March 14th in the event that we are able to release additional tickets.
There will be fun activities for the kids, great food, an outdoor bar for the adults and live music by Rochester’s very own Skycoasters.
Gates will open to spectators at 4:45pm.
Get pumped up and enjoy our base area entertainment while you listen to a live performance by The Skycoasters from 5pm – 7pm.
Qualifications Round #1: 6:15pm – 7pm
Qualifications Round #2: 7pm – 7:45pm
Finals: 8:25pm – 8:45pm
Awards Presentation: 8:50pm – 9pm
Bristol Mountain’s Night Operating Season is scheduled to conclude on March 8th this season. Due to the nature of this event there will not be lift access for spectators. Admission tickets must be purchased in order to attend and we do anticipate this event will sell out.
We are encouraging guests to plan on carpooling to the event.
A free parking pass is included with your order when you purchase 3 or more tickets. If you purchase tickets separately and have a group of 3 or more who are committed to carpooling to the event together please contact Guest Services and they will issue a parking pass to you. Off-site parking and shuttle transportation may be available for those who purchase less than 3 tickets who aren’t interested in carpooling. Details to follow.