Nashoba Valley Ski Area Hosts Family Fun Ski Competitions

By AlpineZone News |
Jan 22 2013 - 10:14 AM

Nashoba Valley skierGrab your skis and snowboards and enjoy an action packed, family fun day on the mountain at Nashoba Valley Ski Area. Nashoba Valley Ski Area, located in Westford, Massachusetts, will host a variety of competitions, races, and fundraising events in February perfect for all ages and skill levels.

The Jimmy Fund Charity Race on Saturday, February 2, 2013, offers all winter enthusiasts a way to ski for a cause and support the fight against cancer in children and adults. Teams of four will race to the finish to raise funds and awareness for the Jimmy Fund while embracing winter.

Then on Sunday, February 3, 2013, The United States of America Snowboard Association (USASA) Slopestyle Competition will take place at Nashoba Valley Ski Area. Open to all ages, this competition is based on style and difficulty of tricks.

Nashoba Valley Ski Area will host the Free Ride Series Slopestyle Competition on Saturday, February 9, 2013. This event for snowboarders and skiers lets daring athletes test their skills and tricks in the air, on rails and on boxes. Attracting some of the best athletes in the industry to Nashoba, this competition will be an entertaining show for all!

On Sunday, February 10, 2013, Nashoba Valley Ski Area will be home to the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge. This free, fun race, open to all ages and abilities is perfect to enjoy with families or friends, and features a variety of prizes.

WHEN:
Sunday, February 2, 2013 – Jimmy Fund Charity Race
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Open Skiing
12:00 PM Race Begins

Sunday, February 3, 2013 – USASA Slopestyle Competition
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM Competition Begins

Saturday, February 9, 2013 Free Ride Series Slopestyle Competition
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM Competition Begins

Sunday, February 10, 2013 Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration
11:00 AM Race Begins

About Nashoba Valley: Nashoba Valley Ski Area is a full-service ski area offering lessons, rentals, skiing, snowboarding, and tubing; it is also host to various activities throughout the year, all of which make Nashoba Valley Ski Area Boston’s year-round recreational facility. When Nashoba opened for its first season in 1964, there were rope tows servicing four slopes, and the base lodge had a gravel floor and heated by a pot-bellied stove. That first season, staff had to pack the snow on the slopes with shovels due to a lack of grooming machines. Over the years, Nashoba expanded with various sized ski lifts, updated lodges, state of the art snow making equipment and snow grooming machines. They now operate with an uphill capacity of 11,600 per hour, deliver an average annual snowfall of 50”, and have 17 trails open 7 days/nights a week. In 2001, Nashoba Valley Ski Area opened what is now the largest snow-tubing park in New England.

For more information, please visit www.skinashoba.com or call (978) 692-3033.

 

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