Squaw Valley USA Squaw Valley is set to host the 2nd Annual CaliforniaState Winter Games February 12-13, 2000. This amateur Olympic-style wintersports festival includes an Opening Ceremony, lighting of the torch, afireworks show, and a variety of wither sports events.

Participants are expected from all over California to come and representtheir home towns in the following events: alpine slalom & giant slalomraces, snowboarding slalom & giant slalom races, snowboard half-pipe, andnew this year, both skiercross and boardercross competitions. Two additionalcompetitions, fencing and ice-hockey, are scheduled to take place in nearbyReno, NV.

A development program of the United States Olympic Committee, thismulti-sport event aims to attract new interest and exposure as well as reachout to young adults and their families to showcase these dynamic wintersports. The California State Games is a unique statewide event, bringingmany diverse elements of Californias population together to celebrate acommon bond: amateur sports. One of the benefits of this event is that itplays a prominent role in education, drug awareness programs, sportsmedicine, coaching and much more.

The games are open to all amateur athletes ages 8 and up. Registration feesare $25 for one event and $20 for each additional event and gold, silver andbronze medals will be awarded to the winners. Interested participants maypre-register either online at www.calstategames.org or via phone at 619-282-1360.

Squaw Valley is located five miles north of Lake Tahoe along the TruckeeRiver on Highway 89. This season the year-round resort celebrates 50 yearsof dedication to skiing and snowboarding excellence. Offering 4,000 acres oflift served terrain, a snowboard park, ice-skating, bungee jumping,snowtubing, rock climbing, an Olympic Winter Games Museum, shopping, diningand more, Squaw Valley has something for the entire family. For moreinformation please call 530/583-6985, or visit www.squaw.com.