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Olympians to headline U.S. Ski Team Day at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows

Sun Staff report

Legends of American skiing, including Tahoe Olympians Julia Mancuso, Jonny Moseley, Shannon Bahrke, Marco Sullivan, Tamara McKinney and many more, will hit the slopes at Squaw Valley on Saturday, April 7 for the first Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows U.S. Ski Team Day. Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal will also appear as a special guest.

Supporters of the event, which will raise funds for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, have an opportunity to spend the day skiing with U.S. Ski Team and Squaw Valley athletes, Olympians and alumni on the slopes of Squaw Valley.

The event will also feature a U.S. Ski Team Pro-Am Race with afternoon activities including a public autograph session on the KT Deck and live music by San Francisco band Tea Leaf Green. The day will conclude with a star-studded apres ski party at the Olympic Village Lodge.

The event raises funds to support the athletes of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. More specifically, the funds generated through the Squaw Valley event will support elite athlete training, development, competition and educational needs in the critical years leading up to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. A portion of the funds raised also will go directly to the Squaw Valley Ski Team.

Individual tickets to the apres ski party are available for a $150 donation to the team. Family packages are also available for a $300 donation. In thanks of their support, all guests will receive an official U.S. Ski Team T-shirt and be entered into a raffle for the chance to win exclusive gear and prizes.