World Cup Races Scheduled in Colorado – February 2010

  • September 26, 2009

USTSA is proud to announce that Colorado will be the location of 2 series of FIS World Cup races in February 2010.  It is estimated that approximately 65 racers from Europe, Japan and North America will compete in these races.  These US races are a stop on the World Cup circuit which includes France, Norway, Spain and Austria.

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will be hosting a 3 day event from February 21-23.  The events will include Sprint Classic races on the 21 and 22nd at Howelsen Hill followed by a Telemark GS on the 23rd at Mt. Warner.  US Team Members Lorin Paley, Ben Paley, Erika Walters, Jeffrey Gay, Ken Recker, Charlie Dresen, Shane Anderson, Madi McKinstry and Elizabeth Klemer will have the “home mountain” advantage racing in Steamboat Springs.  Zoe Taylor, at age 14 is too young to race at the World Cup level, but will be cheering her teammates on.

Keystone Resort and the Town of Silverthorne will be the location for the second series of races which will be held Thursday February 25 through Sunday the 28th.  The Classic race will be held on both the 25th and 26th with Telemark GS races held on the following two days.  Silverthorne is the home town of Drew Hauser who was crowned the Junior World Champion last season.  Drew is looking forward to competing at Keystone in front of a home town crowd and sharing his town with the field of international competitors.

The USTSA Board of Directors anticipates that there are racers, not currently on the US Team, who will be interested in racing at these Colorado World Cup events.  Generally these will be racers that have been on the US team previously or have recently raced at the Elite level.  Racers must be 15 years or older.  If you are interested in racing in any of these events, please contact or any of the Board Members listed in the  “Contact Us” section of the USTSA web site as soon as possible.  The Competition Guide, section 12, details the requirements for racing in World Cup events.  In addition, racers are strongly encouraged to attend the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club training camp, which will be held in late December or early January.

                12. World Cup Events

          12.1.1 All World Cup events are open to competitors provided: They have a record of racing in the Elite category and have competitive times. They have approval of the USTSA Board of Directors. They have a USTSA Competitive License. They have a FIS license. USTSA Board approval to race. They provide proof of medical insurance and emergency contact information. Non Team members participating in a World Cup event will sign a contract as required by the Board of Directors.