Squaw Valley to Host 2013 Alpine Champs

2012-04-07 13:35


OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA (April 7) – After a 10-year hiatus from the Golden State, the 2013 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships will move to Squaw Valley. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) made the announcement during a U.S. Ski Team Day fundraising event Saturday featuring Squaw Valley athletes Julia Mancuso, Marco Sullivan and Travis Ganong, along with a host of alumni including World Cup and World Champion Tamara McKinney. Squaw Valley, host of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, last hosted the U.S. Alpine Championships following the 2002 Olympics.


  • The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced that the 2013 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships will be hosted at Squaw Valley in Olympic Valley, CA.
  • The 2013 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships will be hosted at Squaw on March 17-23, 2013.
  • The announcement was made during a U.S. Ski Team Day fundraising event at the resort on April 7.
  • Squaw Valley athletes including Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso, World Cup winner Marco Sullivan and U.S. Champion Travis Ganong were on hand for the announcement.
  • Squaw Valley hosted the 1960 Olympic Winter Games and last hosted the U.S. Championships in 2002.
  • The U.S. Championships are a culmination of the ski racing year which brings together the U.S. Ski Team and hundreds of young athletes from U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association club programs from across the country.

Bill Marolt, USSA President and CEO

Squaw Valley is an amazing example of how the longtime legacy of ski racing has fostered a culture that continues to motivate great athletes today. Our U.S. Ski Team athletes and USSA clubs from around the country will find Squaw Valley to be an amazing host with a world class venue and depth of experience to produce a great Championships.

Julia Mancuso, Squaw Valley, Olympic Champion
It’s really cool to see all the great stuff happening at Squaw. To have U.S. nationals back just shows the commitment to racing and its roots here in Squaw Valley. It’s nice to be able to stay home and race in my backyard - which I also consider to be the best resort in America - so I am psyched.

Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley, President and CEO
We’re absolutely honored that  Squaw Valley has been selected to host the 2013 U.S. Alpine Championships. Squaw Valley has a very proud heritage of hosting the Winter Olympics and producing a great number of Olympians and world class athletes. We are excited to offer unique and challenging terrain for the competitions on what are some of the most spectator-friendly courses that the Alpine Championships has ever seen.

Scott Baldwin, Nature Valley, Associate Marketing Director
We are thrilled to partner with the U.S. Ski Team to bring the Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships back to Squaw Valley. Squaw's strong racing heritage and diverse terrain will provide the perfect backdrop for competitors and recreational skiers to share in a unique season-closing skiing experience.

Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.

Alpine Meadows
Ranked as a top winter resort by SKI Magazine, Alpine Meadows is known for its abundant and varied skiable terrain, family-friendly atmosphere, and innovative children’s ski and snowboard programs. Alpine’s seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike.  Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 14 lifts.  With its high annual snowfall, the resort boasts one of Tahoe’s longest skiing and boarding seasons, which this past season, along with Squaw Valley, ran through July 4th. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows recently joined forces, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket.