Squaw Valley USA–From Emile Allais to Shane McConkey, Squaw Valley has always attracted the world’s best skiers and snowboarders. In 1996, the Squaw Valley Freeride Team was created to showcase this level of talent and this season, the team consists of twenty of the most well respected and well-known freeskiers and snowboarders in the country who represent Squaw Valley. This season the resort is also introducing a series of Freeride Team Safety Trading Cards featuring team members that will be available during National Safety Awareness Week and at other special events throughout the season.

The 2002-2003 team roster includes: Aaron McGovern, Anik Demers, Brad Holmes, CR Johnson, Darian Boyle, Jeff Engerbretson, Jeff McKitterick, Jennifer Berg, Jeremy Jones, Jessica Sobolowski, Jimbo Morgan, JT Holmes, Larry Segal, Matt Sterbenz, Mike Telega, Shane McConkey, Shawn Sullivan, Todd Wold, Tom Gilles, Tom Wayes

Squaw Valley USA’s team is a unique and diverse group of athletes that have made a career out of launching themselves off steep cliffs in ski and snowboarding films, powder skiing across the cover of magazines and fiercely competing against other thrill seekers in world renowned events such as the X-Games and Gravity Games.

Squaw Valley Freeride Team Members spend their winter training, competing, and pushing the limits of their sports. When they are not traveling internationally to competitions and photo shoots, they can be found doing laps on KT-22 or mastering new tricks in Squaw’s Terrain Parks and halfpipes.

For more information about Squaw Valley USA’s athlete ambassadors visit the Freeride Team website at www.squaw.com/freeride

Site of the VIII Winter Olympic Games, Squaw Valley USA is located five miles north of Lake Tahoe along the Truckee River on Highway 89. The year-round resort offers 4,000 acres of lift served terrain including three half pipes and three terrain parks, ice-skating, snowtubing, indoor rock climbing, an Olympic Winter Games Museum, shopping, dining and more. For more information call 530-583-6985, or visit www.squaw.com