A snow day 1 of Masters - March 19, 2012. p. Eric Hoffman
From March 18th to 24th Park City Mountain Resort has the honor of hosting the 2012 USSA Alpine Masters National Championships. Ski racers may qualify as Masters Athletes beginning at 21 years of age, and some of the competitors at this event will be well into their eighties. These skiers are all top notch – having qualified for the National Championships through many other events during the season – and fly down the hill, regardless of age. Events at the Masters National Championships cover nearly the entire gamut of alpine ski racing – there will be super giant slalom, giant slalom, and slalom events, as well as race format known as a “super combined.” A super combined event consists of one run of super giant slalom and one run of slalom per competitor. This unique format combines a speed event and a technical event back-to-back, forcing racers to show proficiency in different skill areas.
We are lucky to host close to 240 racers for each of the five days, which will create some hustle and bustle in our race arenas. For the first time all year we will run two separate races at PCMR on the 22nd and 23rd: one on PayDay and one at Eagle Race Arena. We challenge you to find the sweet spot where you can view both races at once.
Finally, on behalf of the entire Race Department we would like to thank everyone that has supported us or participated in our races throughout this season. We encourage everyone to come out and take a few more runs at NASTAR before it is too late (keep your fingers crossed for snow, or at least highs below 60). Thanks for racing!
Originally from the Pocono’s of Pennsylvania, Travis found his way to Park City three years ago and is now our grooming manager. When not in snowcat you can find him skiing or snowmobiling in the Utah backcountry or enjoying the skiing here at Park City Mountain Resort.