PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
Parents and Athletes of the USASA SW Colorado Series: Our continued lack of snowpack has caused an undue strain on the ski/snowboard industry in Southwest Colorado.
Due to a number of issues including a lack of snow, Mountain resources, and availability of terrain parks, I am announcing additional event cancellations for the SW Colorado Series for the 2017-2018 Season.
The following SLOPESTYLE events have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled for this season:
1/20/2018 – Slopestyle 1 – Powderhorn
1/27/2018 – Slopestyle 2 – Telluride
1/28/2018 – Slopestyle 3 – Telluride
There is a bit of good news here… THE POWDERHORN RAIL JAMS WILL BE HELD!
Powderhorn does have a good terrain park to host our Rail Jam events on Sunday Jan 21st… We will hold BOTH Rail Jams that day. Discount Lift tickets will be available for Sat 1/20 and Sun 1/21 so athletes will be able to practice in the park on Sat. Please sign up ONLINE for the rail Jam events as soon as you can.
I will send out an additional email for the Powderhorn Rail Jams, as soon as I finalize ticket prices.
What does this mean for Nationals? If you are very interested in qualifying for Nationals, I recommend that you compete in a neighboring Series (as a SW CO Athlete) in their events. I understand that folks plan their winters out far ahead of time, and your schedule may not allow you to travel to other locations to compete. That said, I DO plan on requesting some sort of relief for Nationals Qualifications due to our weather and area mountain situations. There are NO guarantees for Nationals. In addition, there is a bit of a challenge in granting a Nationals invite to an athlete in a discipline the athlete did NOT compete in that season…. especially, if there were other events in that discipline in neighboring Series. SO.. if you have the opportunity to visit in a neighboring Series… go 4 it!
You can go to the USASA National Website (https://www.usasa.org) to find events at neighboring Series.