Telluride Resort Welcomes USANA Ski and Snowboardcross Cup Dec 12-15

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 10, 2012 2:14 pm

Telluride Resort

Get pumped up as Colorado's Telluride Resort is hosting this year's USANA Ski and Snowboardcross Cup this upcoming weekend!

Two of the most exciting Olympic sports come to Colorado's Telluride Resort this week with the USANA Ski and Snowboardcross Cup beginning Thursday. Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott will join seven-time X Games champion Nate Holland for the fourth year at Telluride in a FIS Snowboard World Cup. 2011 X Games champ John Teller will highlight the field as the Audi FIS Ski Cross World Cup joins the event for the first time. The weekend will close out Saturday with unique team SBX racing at the Paul Mitchell Progression Session. The events will be televised on both NBC and the NBC Sports Network, plus live coverage of Thursday's skicross finals

on the USSA Network.

Skicross and snowboardcross feature four to six athletes going head-to-head down a course featuring jumps, bumps, banks and berms much like motocross on snow.

The USANA Snowboardcross Cup on Friday will feature Nick Baumgartner, who was third in the season opener last weekend.

Saturday's Paul Mitchell Progression Session team SBX event will showcase X Games champ Nate Holland and local rider Hagen Kearney, who opened the World Cup season with a team SBX win last weekend.

The weekend will end with a formal U.S. Snowboarding team presentation on Saturday after the Paul Mitchell Progression Session including live music from The Great Funktier.

Nate Holland, regarding next weekend's events said, “It's great to be in the United States for a World Cup. It really gets me excited for the season. We can always count on Telluride to provide a fun course and enthusiastic fans. I am looking forward to having a strong start of the competition season and being on home turf.”

Next weekend is shaping up to be an exciting one with amazing action just waiting to begin! You definitely don't want to miss this one!