World Cup hopefuls come out to play in Loveland at NorAm cup today

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 30, 2009 5:11 am

Ski racers hoping to compete in next season’s World Cup flock to Loveland, Colorado this morning to take part in the 2010 Alpine NorAm Cup. This tour is the first step towards a World Cup experience for many of the competitors, as the men’s slalom races begin today and Tuesday and women’s slalom races this Wednesday and Thursday.

Walt Evans is the Competition Services Director for The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association: “The NorAm races, especially the ones at Loveland and Aspen, are a great opportunity for the young rising stars to compete near World Cup level and lower their world ranking. As the season progresses the athletes’ ranking will continue to improve as they compete for a World Cup start. Loveland and Aspen have done a great job in the past with the NorAms, this year should be no different.”

Added Rob Goodell, Director of Business Operations at Loveland Ski Area, “Loveland is honored to host some of the best young racers in the world for the start of this year’s NorAm Cup. The course is in great shape and we encourage everyone to come out and watch the event. The skill level and speed of these racers is something every skier should witness first hand.”

Races start each day at 10:00 AM with the second run at 1:00 PM.