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Squaw Valley to host Honda Ski Tour

Squaw Valley USA is the fourth and final resort to host the inaugural season of The Honda Ski Tour (THST), a new four-stop skiing competition and mountain festival that features the worlds best halfpipe and ski cross athletes competing for a $500,000 total prize purse over the course of the series.Past tour stops included Sun Valley, Idaho, Breckenridge, Colo., and Aspen/Snowmass, Colo. Athletes confirmed for the ski cross include THST ski cross points leader Stanley Hayer, who recently won the event in Aspen/Snowmass; and Olympian and two-time THST ski cross winner Casey Puckett, who sits 10 points behind Hayer. U.S. Ski Team legend and Truckee resident Daron Rahlves, X Games gold medalists Lars Lewen, Enak Gavaggio and ski cross World Champion Tomas Kraus will also be fighting for the $25,000 winners check.Confirmed athletes for the skier halfpipe include X Games gold medalists and previous THST halfpipe winners Simon Dumont (Sun Valley and Aspen/Snowmass) and Tanner Hall (Breckenridge), who took home $25,000 each for their winning runs. Also in attendance will be Mike Riddle, who sits in second place in overall points standings; and third-place Peter Olenick, who is the only athlete to ever successfully execute a double-flat-spin in competition.THST and The BaseCamp Music Experience will also feature more than 10 big-name musical acts, including G. Love & Special Sauce, Donovan Frankenreiter, The Wailers, George Clinton, Kamphire Collective, DJ Logic, Matt Reardon & Shane Anderson, Wisdom, Native Root and Jillian Ann.For more information visit http://www.theskitour.com.

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