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Five U.S. Resorts Highlight 2011-12 World Cup Season

FIS_LogoThe International Ski Federation (FIS) released dates and locations for the 2011-12 Ski and Snowboard World Cup season from its annual meeting held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

For the American audience, the schedule is highlighted by five U.S. destinations throughout the competition calendar. In Colorado, Aspen, Beaver Creek and Telluride, along with Deer Valley Resort in Utah and Lake Placid, N.Y. will all host showcase events.

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Executive Vice President, Athletics Luke Bodensteiner told reporters, “Our World Cup events are the ultimate showcase for our athletes. They’re an opportunity for our athletes to compete on the home field and at our nation’s best venues, in front of American fans and viewers.”

World Cup competition for next year will begin and end in alpine haven of Austria. The first races are Oct. 22-23 in Soelden and the last race will take place in Schlmading in March.

Other key dates include the first snowboard World Cup event held in August in Cardrona New Zealand; the beginning of freestyle in Ruka, Finland in early December; women’s ski jumping starting it’s inaugural World Cup campaign in Lillehammer, Norway, also in December; Nordic Combined starting Nov. 25 in Kuusamo, Finland; and lastly, Cross Country kicking off Nov. 19 in Beitostolen, Norway.

Dates and events for the U.S. spots look like this:

Aspen – Nov. 26-27 – Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Women’s Giant slalom and Slalom.

Beaver Creek – Dec. 2-4 – Audi FIS Alpine World Cup Men’s Downhill, Super G and Giant Slalom

Telluride – Dec. 14-17 – FIS LG Snowboard World Cup Parallel Giant Slalom and Snowboardcross.

Lake Placid – Jan. 19-21 – FIS Freestyle World Cup Day and Evening Aerials.

Deer Valley – Feb. 2-4 – FIS Freestyle World Cup Day, Evening and Dual Moguls.

-Ryan O'Leary

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