Sun Valley to Host Collegiate Skiing/Snowboarding National Championships March 6-12

Country’s Top 450  Collegiate Skiers/Riders Expected To Compete Sun Valley, ID, March 3, 2011: Sun Valley Resort looks forward to welcoming about 450 Collegiate ski racers when the 2011 U.S. Collegiate Skiing and Snowboarding National Championships touch down here for the country’s showcase college ski/snowboard event. The 33rd Annual National Championships will be held March 6-12, giving Sun Valley an opportunity to show off the area’s distinct and unique amenities to some of this country’s most prestigious college students. More than 52 colleges and universities from around the U.S. will be represented. Schools include Brown University, Cal-State Long Beach, Cornell, Duke University, Ohio State, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Davis and Santa Barbara, UCLA,  University of British Columbia, University of Nevada – Reno, University of Oregon, the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy – West Point, Yale and University of Idaho and College of Idaho.

Events will include Nordic, Alpine Slalom and GS, Snowboard  GS, Freestyle and Super Pipe competitions. Venues will be at the Sun Valley Nordic Center, Baldy Mountain and the Dollar Mountain Terrain Park. All events are free to spectators. Events include (Tuesday March 8), 1.5K Freestyle Sprint Qualifiers, 9 am, Sun Valley Nordic Center White Clouds Loop; 1.5K Freestyle Sprint, final heats, 11 am, White Clouds Loop; Opening Ceremonies, Dual Slalom Exhibition, Cookout, 7:30 pm, Dollar Mountain Lodge; (Wednesday, March 9), Women’s Nordic 8.5K Classic, 9 am, Sun Valley Nordic Center White Clouds; Women’s Alpine Giant Slalom, 1st run, 9:30 am, Greyhawk, Baldy; Slopestyle Competition, 10:30 am, Dollar Mountain Terrain Park; Men’s Nordic 8.5 Classic, 11 am, White Clouds – Diamond Back; Women’s Alpine GS, 2nd run, 1 pm, Greyhawk; (Thursday, March 10) Men’s Alpine GS, 1st run, 9:30 am, Greyhawk; Boarder-X and Skier-X Qualifer, 10 am, Dollar Mountain BX Run; Men’s Alpine GS, 2nd run, 1 pm, Greyhawk; Friday, March 11),Women’s Nordic 15K, Freestyle, 9 am, Diamond Back; Women’s Alpine Slalom, 1st run; 9:30 am, Greyhawk; Boarder-X & Skier-X Bracket Competition, 10 am, Dollar Mountain BX Run; Men’s Nordic 15K, Freestyle, 11 am Diamond Back; Women’s Alpine Slalom, 2nd run, 12:30 pm, Greyhawk; (Saturday, March 12), Men’s Alpine Slalom, 1st run; 9:30 am, Greyhawk; Women’s Nordic 3X5K Relay, 9 am, Leif’s Loop; Halfpipe Competition 10:30 am, Superpipe; Men’s Nordic 3X5K Relay, 11 am, Leif’s Loop; Snowboard GS, 1st run, 11 am, Greyhawk; Men’s Alpine Slalom, 2nd run, 12:30 pm, Greyhawk; SB GS, 2nd run, 1:45 pm, Greyhawk; Final Awards Ceremonies, 7pm, River Run Lodge.