TELLURIDE WORLD CUP NEARING, DEC. 17-20, 2009
TELLURIDE, Colo. (Nov.30, 2009) – Athletes, coaches, media, families and friends from over 35 countries descend upon Telluride the week of Dec. 14, for the Visa U.S. Snowboardcross Cup Dec. 17-20, 2009. Telluride is the sole U.S. stop of the LG sponsored FIS (International Ski Federation) Snowboard World Cup and will feature both SBX (snowboardcross) and PGS (parallel giant slalom) competitions during the second in a series of five Olympic qualification events for the two disciplines. U.S. Snowboarding's men's SBX roster includes Olympic champion Seth Wescott, snowboarding legend Shaun Palmer (South Lake Tahoe, CA), and Olympic silver medalist Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT).
Over 200 locals and regional volunteers have singed up for a plethora of duties - including course and timing volunteer work, VIP hosted events, athlete lunches and various cocktail receptions and dinners. “Thank you to all of our volunteer coordinators including Alex Goodwin, Monica Carey, Jane Miller, Pam Bennett and Jenny Patterson – the glue who has kept this volunteer program together. And a big ‘thank you’ to all who have volunteered, without you this event could simply not happen” said Justin Chandler of the Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club, and Chief of Volunteers for the event.
Meehan Fee, Chief of Lodging for the World Cup is seeing hotel rooms and condos filling up fairly quickly. “We have had an overwhelming booking response from the international teams and USSA,” said Fee. “Telluride World Cup would not be possible if not for the enthusiastic support of our lodging partners. Capella, The Peaks Resort and Mountain Lodge have donated over half of their available bed base to fulfill this event's needs. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and dedication to the Telluride destination.”
Telluride World Cup Planning Committee recently announced the addition of emerging heavy hitter band SAVOY, a trio who has performed live at multiple major music festivals recently, including Monolith Music Festival and Wakarusa. Grounded in their own distinctively powerful brand of electro, Boulder, Colorado’s SAVOY bridges the gap between high-quality studio production and dominating live performances.
“Now SAVOY is emerging as the kind of body-rocking electro act that goes down easy with the rock kids but can still set an underground dance floor ablaze,” said Denver Westword magazine. Friday 12/18 at the Telluride Conference Center. Tickets are $15.
Telluride will be the sole U.S. stop of the LG FIS Snowboard World Cup and will feature an SBX, PGS and the newly added Team Snowboardcross competition during what will be the second in a series of five Olympic qualification events. The heat will be on in the snowboardcross as four athletes race through rollers, jumps and banked turns in an attempt to be the last racer standing.
For more information, please go to www.tellurideworldcup.com.