Catamount to Host U.S. Ski Team Day

By AlpineZone News |
Feb 03 2006 - 09:05 AM

PARK CITY, Utah ??” The U.S. Ski Team has announced that Catamount Ski Area, which straddles the Massachusetts/New York state line in the Berkshires, will host U.S. Ski Team Day, a promotional event to benefit Ski Team athletes, on Saturday, February 11.

Catamount will contribute one dollar for every lift ticket sold to the Team, with proceeds supporting team initiatives. U.S. Ski Team days are being held at more than 65 alpine and cross-country ski areas nationwide.

“We’re grateful for Catamount’s support,” said Bill Marolt, President/CEO of the U.S. Ski Team. “The event is a wonderful opportunity for skiers and snowboarders nationwide to celebrate ours sports during the Olympics. These events help U.S. Ski Team athletes now and in the future.”

“Catamount has been developing competitive skiers and snowboarders for decades,” said Bill Gilbert, general manager at the resort. “It’s part of our heritage, and the U.S. Team has never been stronger than it is this year. Supporting their efforts is the right thing to do, and we hope that skiers will come enjoy a great day of skiing while supporting the Team.”

To celebrate the event, Catamount will host a “30 Second Race” ??“ a fun, recreational race. Unlike races which reward the fastest time, the 30 Second race awards prizes to the skiers who complete the course in exactly 30 seconds ??“ or whoever comes closest.

For more information on Catamount’s Ski Team Day activities, please visit To view a list of participating ski areas across the country, visit

About USSA & The U.S. Ski Team
The U.S. Ski Team, governed by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body of Olympic skiing, fields and maintains teams of world-class athletes for national and international competition, including the Olympic Games. With the vision to be the ???Best in the World’ in Olympic skiing and snowboarding, USSA coordinates nationwide development and elite programs in six distinctly different Olympic sports: alpine, cross country, freestyle, nordic combined/ski jumping and snowboard, as well as two Paralympic sports ??“ disabled alpine and disabled cross country.