EV EN TS
A hallmark of the USSA’s major events production is providing an Olympic season platform of outstanding
qualifying events that bring heightened exposure to skiing and snowboarding. The 17 medal success of
the Sochi Olympics came on the heels of an amazing string of different events across America – all of which
were broadcast nationally, many of them live – running nearly every weekend from November through
• The Olympic season kicked off with the U.S. Ski Team
naming at the Nature Valley First Tracks at Copper
• World Championship test events at Beaver Creek were
seen by record audiences worldwide, with Ted Ligety
and Bode Miller electrifying with first and third in the
Audi Birds of Prey giant slalom.
• The Sprint U.S. Grand Prix, along with a first time
partnership with the Dew Tour, was the platform for
selecting the snowboarding and freeskiing halfpipe
and slopestyle teams with stops in Copper Mountain,
Breckenridge, Park City Mountain Resort and
• A live NBC audience watched the Olympic Trials for
Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined from the Utah
• Deer Valley and Lake Placid showcased the Olympic
freestyle moguls and aerials teams.
• 2002 Olympic venue Soldier Hollow played host to the
U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships.
• Olympic team announcements were highlighted on
national television from the finals of the Sprint U.S.
Grand Prix at Mammoth and the Visa U.S. Freeskiing
Grand Prix at Park City Mountain Resort.
• Kept the focus on future, securing 2017 Audi FIS
Alpine World Cup Finals in Aspen as well as 2019
World Championships in freestyle, freeskiing and
snowboarding to be held in Park City.
Photos Left To Right:
Visa Freestyle International,
Sprint U.S. Grand Prix,
U.S. Nordic Combined & Ski
Jumping Olympic Trials.