This spring, Squaw Valley hosted an incredibly successful Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships, so the mountain is stoked to welcome the return of the annual event to close the 2014 Olympic Winter Games season. The championships will take place March 19-23 featuring some of the top Olympic-bound athletes, including Julia Mancuso, Ted Ligety, Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, and Mikaela Shiffrin. The U.S. Championships are a great way to celebrate the culmination of the ski racing year by uniting the U.S. Ski Team and hundreds of aspiring young athletes from U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association club programs from across the country.
“It’s great to get to race at my home mountain and it’s awesome to have Squaw’s support for ski racing,” exclaimed Olympic Champion, Julia Mancuso. “They did an exceptional job this season, so I definitely look forward to some more great races on home snow after the Olympics.”
Squaw Valley was the home of the 1960 Winter Olympics and is a legendary internationally renowned mountain featuring over 3,600 skiable acres along with six peaks and 30 chairlifts. In addition, they previously hosted both the 2002 U.S. Alpine Championships and the 2013 event seeing thousands of fans taking over Olympic Valley throughout the five-day championships.
“We are thrilled and honored to be hosting the U.S. Alpine Championships at Squaw Valley for a second year,” commented Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley President and CEO. “We had a hugely successful event this year but will be offering even more programming in 2014 as we welcome our American Olympians home from Sochi with a community-wide celebration honoring athletes across the winter disciplines.”
Look out for the U.S. Alpine Championships next spring and get stoked for Sochi 2014 Winter Games coming up in just a few months!