PARK CITY, Utah ??вЂќ The U.S. Ski Team announces that SKI SUNDOWN will host U.S. Ski Team Day, a promotional event to benefit Ski Team athletes. The program will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2006, at more than 65 alpine and cross-country ski areas across the nation, including SKI SUNDOWN in NEW HARTFORD, CT. All participating resorts will donate one dollar per lift ticket or track pass sold that day to support U.S. Ski team initiatives.
“I’m excited about the enthusiasm for U.S. Ski Team Day,” said Bill Marolt, President/CEO of the U.S. Ski Team and a former Olympian himself. “We are thankful for Ski Sundown’s support. U.S. Ski Team Day will provide an outstanding opportunity for skiers in southern New England to celebrate our sport during the Olympic period, and to help the athletes of the U.S. Ski Team to be ???Best in the World’ in 2006.”
“We are excited that our guests will have an opportunity to be honorary Ski Team members for a day,” said Dotty Craig, Marketing Director for Ski Sundown. “New England skiers are among the most energetic as a group, and we’re looking forward to sharing their patriotic enthusiasm on ‘U.S. Ski Team Day’. Ski Sundown’s owner and general manager, Bob Switzgable is pleased to link the snowsports community and our nation’s athletes with this event.”
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 ??вЂњ disabled alpine and disabled cross country.