MEDIA NOTE: Media accreditation is now closed. If you have a specific editorial assignment, please contact Chief of Press Tom Kelly directly.

Welcome to the 2019 World Championships for snowboard, freestyle and freeski. Our three host mountain resorts are happy to welcome media to cover this remarkable event featuring some of the most exhilarating events in winter sport.

The event will include over 1,300 athletes from 36 nations competing in 25 World Championship medal events from February 1-10. Check out this link to learn more about the event.

This guide will provide you with a general overview of media accreditation and access for the entire period of the Championships. The event will be held at four different venues at three separate mountain resorts. Solitude Mountain Resort in Big Cottonwood Canyon will play host to snowboardcross and skicross. Park City Mountain in Park City will be the site of parallel events, halfpipe and slopestyle (at Park City Mountain base) as well as big air (at Canyons Village). Deer Valley Resort is the site for moguls and aerials.

Information for online accreditation is located below. Once approved for accreditation, media may pickup credentials at any venue.

We look forward to seeing you this February. If you have any questions on accreditation, lodging or other logistics, please reach out to me personally.

Tom Kelly
Chief of Press

Map of venues:

Media Contact

Tom Kelly - Chief of Press
2019worldchampsmedia@usskiandsnowboard.org
+1.435.602.9799

2019 Media Accreditation

Media accreditation for the World Championships is now open for any news media wishing to provide on-site coverage at the event. Please submit one form per applicant by clicking on the link below. Media outlets requesting more than one credential will need to complete multiple form submissions. This credential application is for the sole use of the working news media assigned to cover the 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World Championships.

Two forms of accreditation are available for news media. A Media accreditation will provide access to the media centers and finish area media mixed zone. A Photo accreditation will provide access to the media centers and designated finish area photo zones. A limited number of special access photo armbands will be issued to select media outlets. Please note any requests on your accreditation form.

Please note that this event takes place at four separate venues with driving distance between them. Please visit here for a complete schedule of events. Public transportation exists from Salt Lake City to Solitude, and around the Park City area itself. There is limited public transportation between Salt Lake City and Park City. Please contact Chief of Press Tom Kelly with any lodging and transportation questions.

Media Lodging Guide

The 2019 World Championships will be contested at four different venues. Lodging reservations for the entire region can be made using the tool below. Use the code FISMEDIA for a 10% discount at select hotels. The 2019 World Championships lodging is hosted by Stay Park City, and is your source for advice on where to stay and what to do in the area.

Solitude Events
The best lodging options for the Solitude events Feb. 1-3 is in the Cottonwood area of Salt Lake City. There are three modern hotels (Residence Inn, Hampton Inn, Hyatt Place) along with a selection of restaurants. The Hampton Inn is offering a 10% media discount. You can transfer from airport to hotel with taxi, Lyft or Uber. Bus service is offered from the hotel area to Solitude on UTA bus route 972 ($4.50 each way).

Park City/Deer Valley Events
Media covering the Canyons Village, Park City and Deer Valley events Feb. 3-10 should stay in the Park City area. The best lodging options will be in Kimball Junction, located on the main highway a short distance from the venues. There is regular, free bus service all day and evening from Kimball Junction to the venues. Media wishing to transfer from the Salt Lake City area to Park City can use taxi, Lyft or Uber.

There is regular bus service between Salt Lake City and Park City on UTA route 902 ($4.50 each way). Service begins in downtown Salt Lake City and makes stops on the east side before continuing on to Park City’s Kimball Junction Transit Center. The Hilton Home2Suites on Foothills Blvd. is convenient to the route 902 bus.

Press Conferences

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
1:15 p.m. Snowboard cross Press Conference, Solitude Press Room
Featuring top U.S. and select international SBX athletes plus resort leadership. Media access to snowboard cross and ski cross training before and after press conference.

Saturday, February 2, 2019
5:00 p.m. Opening Press Conference, Canyons Village Press Room
Featuring top U.S. and select international halfpipe and slopestyle athletes, along with FIS, organizing committee and resort leadership plus Utah Governor Gary Herbert.

Monday, February 4, 2019
4:00 p.m. Moguls/aerials Press Conference, Bald Eagle Room, Snow Park Lodge, Deer Valley
Featuring top U.S. and select international moguls and aerials athletes, along with resort leadership.

Post Event Press Conferences
Official press conferences with the top three finishers will be held following all daytime events at Solitude Mountain Resort and Park City Mountain in the respective press centers. Press conferences will not be held following night time events at Canyons Village or Deer Valley Resort, although top three finishers will be available in the finish area following awards.

Media Information Services

The FIS website and mobile app are a resource for event start lists, results and live scoring. Download the FIS mobile app for IOS or Android, or click on the links below.
FIS Website - Snowboard
FIS Website - Freestyle/Freeski

Breaking news and ongoing updates will be provided to news media via WhatsApp. Click below to register. You may need to download the mobile or desktop apps.
2019 World Championships Media Updates

International TV and Media

Infront holds the international multimedia rights to this event. International television and radio networks, production or internet companies, news agencies and any other entity asking for access for filming or reporting purposes need to send the accreditation requests directly to Infront for approval. This means that using any kind of filming device is strictly forbidden to non-rights holders. No media may conduct video interviews or shoot video in venue without prior accreditation and visible approved camera sticker. Accredited members of the media are not allowed to broadcast social media video (including but not limited to SnapChat, Periscope and Facebook Live) during the event. Kindly notice that all Internet companies’ representatives need to read and fill out the dedicated form before receiving their personal accreditation.

For further information please contact:

Infront TV & Media Rights Department: rights@infrontsports.com

Domestic TV and Media – Video Transmission outside the USA

Broadcast rights for video transmission outside the USA are handled by Infront. This encompasses all forms of television and Internet transmission. Subject to the prior authorization from the domestic rights holder (U.S. Ski & Snowboard), should you also wish to broadcast your videos outside the USA  (TV and/or Internet), you must obtain a proper authorization from Infront.

Event Results 

The FIS website and mobile app are a resource for event start lists, results and live scoring. Download the FIS mobile app for IOS or Android, or click on the links below.
FIS Website - Snowboard
FIS Website - Freestyle/Freeski

Media Centers

Media centers will be located at each venue. There is no central media center. Confirmed media may pickup accreditation at any media center during scheduled hours.

DIRECTIONS TO PARK CITY MOUNTAIN
Alpine snowboarding, halfpipe and slopestyle are being held at Park City Mountain. The press center is located in the finish area near the Eagle Lift. The best way to reach Park City Mountain is with the Lime #6 bus with parking at the Ecker Hill Park and Ride lot on Kilby Road along I-80, the Kimball Junction Transit Center or the Canyons Transit Hub. Media wishing to drive may park in regular skier parking. Parking is especially busy on weekends.
GPS Coordinates to Park City Mountain Parking

DIRECTIONS TO CANYONS VILLAGE AT PARK CITY MOUNTAIN
Canyons Village at Park City Mountain is located on state route 224, the main road from I-80 into Park City. Regular bus service is available from the Ecker Hill Park and Ride on Kilby Road just off I-80 (Lime route #6) or the Kimball Junction Transit Center (White route #10 - Electric Express) - both with service direct to the Canyons Village parking lot along SR224. Bus service is regular and free. Media wishing to drive may park in the Canyons Village lot along SR224 and take the Cabriolet lift up to the plaza.
GPS Coordinates - Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Parking

DIRECTIONS TO DEER VALLEY RESORT
Freestyle aerials and moguls are being held at Deer Valley Resort. The press center at Deer Valley is in the Northside Room on the second level of Snow Park Lodge. Deer Valley is most easily accessed by regular buses direct from the Old Town Transit Center in downtown Park City. It’s a five minute bus ride that drops you at the front door of the lodge. You may park in China Bridge lot (free daytime, $3/hour after 5 p.m.) adjacent to the transit center. Media wishing to drive are welcome to park in the main lot.
GPS Coordinates - Deer Valley Resort Parking

Tuesday, January 29
Solitude 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (setup/soft open)

Wednesday, January 30
Solitude 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 31
Solitude 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 1
Canyons Village 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Solitude 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 2
Canyons Village 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Solitude 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 3
Deer Valley 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (setup/soft open)
Park City 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Solitude 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Monday, February 4
Canyons 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Deer Valley 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Park City 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5
Canyons 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Deer Valley 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
Park City 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Wednesday, February 6
Deer Valley 9:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m
Park City 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Thursday, February 7
Deer Valley 9:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m
Park City 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Friday, February 8
Deer Valley 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m
Park City 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Saturday, February 9
Deer Valley 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m
Park City 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m

Sunday, February 10
Park City 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m

Parking 

Each of the four competition venues is easily reached with public transportation. Media are encouraged to use public transportation networks or to arrive early to find a spot in skier/spectator parking. There are no special parking provisions.

Solitude
Parking is available at the Moonbeam base area (Entry 1). Shuttles circulate regularly between Moonbeam Lodge and Solitude Village, where the press center is located in the Creekside Meeting Room. Public transportation is available on UTA 972 with regular service from park and ride lots at 6400 South and Wasatch, as well as at the base of Big Cottonwood Canyon. A complimentary bus pass for this route may be requested at media check in.

Canyons Village
Parking is available in a large lot just off SR224 at the entrance to the resort. The cabriolet lift or shuttle busses will take you to the venue. The Canyons Resort Transit Hub is at the same location with regular free bus service from both downtown Park City and Kimball Junction.

Park City Mountain
Parking is available in two large lots at the resort base. It’s a 5-10 minute walk to the press center in the finish area. There are also regular free buses from the Kimball Junction or Canyons Resort transit centers, as well as from the downtown transit center. Media can park free at the China Bridge parking lot downtown until 5:00 p.m. and walk to the adjoining transit center for free bus service to the venue.

Deer Valley Resort
Parking is available in a large lot at the resort base. It’s a 5-10 minute walk to the press center on the second floor of Snow Park Lodge (Northside Room). There are regular free buses from the downtown transit center. Media can park at the China Bridge parking lot downtown and walk to the adjoining transit center for free bus service to the venue. China Bridge is free until 5:00 p.m. then $3.00/hour.