The opening alpine races of the season will kick off the 2016/17 Rocky Mountain Series schedule with back to back Giant Slalom & Slalom contests at Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs on December 10th & 11th. A super awesome way to get your season started and begin your quest to qualify for the USASA National Championship in April!
Howelsen Hill Information
Check in & bib pick up is in the Fireplace Room in the Main Lodge at Howelsen Hill. We will be using the same bibs (black & red) that we used last season, cost is $25.00, cash or card please if you have lost yours. Check out the photo below, if your bib looks like this, you're good to go!
Discounted Lift Tickets @ Main Lodge For athletes, coaches, family & friends
- $15 – Youth (18 & under)
- $25 – Adult (19 & over)
Giant Slalom & Slalom
Saturday Dec 10th & Sunday Dec 11th, 2016
- 9:15 am - Check in (Fireplace Room / Main Lodge)
- 9:45 am - Check in Closed
- 10:00 am - Inspection
- 10:30 am - Course Closed
- 10:45 am - Competitors Meeting - Top of Venue
- 10:50 am - Competition Start – Giant Slalom
- 12:00 pm - Course Reset – Slalom
- 12:30 pm - Inspection
- 1:00 pm - Course closed
- 1:05 pm – Competition Start - Slalom
- 2:30 pm - Awards - (Main Lodge)
The USASA Rocky Mountain Series and Copper Mountain Resort announced today that, due to unseasonably warm temperatures and delays in halfpipe construction, the USASA Revolution Tour Qualifier event scheduled for Dec. 3rd, 2016 has been cancelled.
Click here to view the progress of building the HP at Copper Mtn.
Refunds for those who registered online will be refunded by the USASA beginning tomorrow, November 23rd, 2016.
The Rev Tour Qualifier Halfpipe event will be moved and incorporated into the currently scheduled January 21st, 2017 Halfpipe contest at Copper Mountain.
Where Passion Meets Progression - White Industries
The ISTC has hired Nick Roma and White industries to build our course. The build will take place over the Christmas Holidays and should be up & running by Jan 3rd. We walked the venue with Nick this summer and we feel the plan that he has come up with will work really well with the terrain that we have. Now everything size wise will be up to mother nature. That hasn’t been going so well for the early season, but the weather predictions are saying the jet stream will be dropping down after mid-November. So hopefully we will get hit with some cold wet weather and have plenty of snow to build Nicks vision. The course will remain up till the end of March, providing we have the weather to support that.
Global Rescue recommended for traveling athletes
There is nothing more important to us at the USASA than the health and safety of our athletes. Although equipment is better designed, and we take extensive safety precautions, accidents do happen. This is why we have partnered with Global Rescue to offer their services at a special member rate to USASA athletes and families.