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Sugar Bowl to host skier-cross viewing party

DONNER SUMMIT and#8212; Sugar Bowland#8217;s own Daron Rahlves will be making history Sunday, Feb. 21, as he and teammate Casey Puckett race for gold in the Olympic debut for skier-cross. The most decorated downhill racer in U.S. history, Rahlves has changed disciplines and even overcome a dislocated hip suffered at the X-Games to lead his team to Vancouver and a chance at Olympic gold. To celebrate this inaugural event, Sugar Bowl and Red Bull are hosting a Skier-Cross viewing party at the Mt. Judah day lodge. Olympic action will be on flat screen TVand#8217;s throughout the Lodge all day, with skier-cross racing scheduled to begin at noon. Red Bull drink specials will be available at the Sierra Vista Bar.

Skier-cross, a burgeoning alpine discipline, combines naturally occurring terrain and artificial features like jumps, rollers, banks and gaps, and pits four skiers racing head-to-head down the course together. Sugar Bowl recently hosted the U.S. Skiercross Team for an Olympic Training Camp before they headed north to Vancouver, and now that same course on the Tunnel 41 run, while slightly and#8220;detuned,” is open for public skiing and riding.

Sugar Bowl Resort celebrates 70 years in 2009/10, having served up some of the best skiing and riding in the region since 1939. For more information on Sugar Bowl Resort, visit http://www.sugarbowl.com or call (530) 426-9000.