A day at the races

Giant slalom course on KT22.

The US Alpine National Championship ski races were held at Squaw Valley last week and weekend. A soggy Wednesday gave way to a glorious bluebird raceday on Thursday. Conditions stayed perfect throughout the weekend with cold overnight temps for a good hard freeze on the course and perfect daytime weather for spectating. Hometown homegirl Julia Mancuso won a record 16th US Championship Title in giant slalom. Travis Ganong of Squaw Valley won the men’s super G. The weekend kicked off with skydivers and live music on the KT Sundeck Friday afternoon. Squaw Valley last hosted the Alpine Nationals in 2002.

The Wailers played the KT Sundeck Friday afternoon.

GS racer tucks toward the finish line on Thursday .

Slalom on Sunday.

Skydivers at Squaw from Nut Hut Studios on Vimeo.

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  • Kevin

    Thanks for posting this. I was there and it was a first class event, run really well. It was amazing to see these professionals lay it down at Squaw. Hopefully Squaw will host more big events like this. The ski team kids had a blast watching their idols and getting to meet the pros. The race department, volunteers, and other employees did a super job.