Two Stratton Olympians named to US Snowboardcross Team

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 17, 2010 1:52 pm

Ross Powers and Lindsey Jacobellis, both Olympic medalists who call Stratton Mountain Resort home, were named to the U.S. Snowboarding Snowboardcross Team on Thursday. The announcement was made in Telluride, CO, where Powers and Jacobellis are competing in the U.S. Snowboardcross Cup.

Immediately following the conclusion of the SBX Cup in Telluride, Powers and Jacobellis will return to Southern Vermont. Still reeling with adrenaline from the contest, Powers will be hosting the first ever Ross Powers Boardercross Camp at Stratton Mountain on December 22-23.

It’s not too late to register for the camp, which will touch on every aspect of boardercross from launching from the starting gate to picking a clean line. Campers will leave with a 360 degree understanding of how to best maneuver the boardercross course.

The coaching roster includes Powers, Ben Jacobellis, a former World Cup boardercross competitor and the older brother of Lindsey, and Raschid Joyce, Head Coach of the Stratton Snowboard Competition Team. Lindsey will be home in Southern Vermont for the holidays and is planning to join in on the coaching.

The camp includes two full days of coaching, lunches and a dinner and video session with Powers. The cost of the camp is $299; $199 for Stratton seasonal program participants. Lift tickets are a discounted $25/day. Participants must be 10 years of age or older.