The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the proposed site of an Audi FIS Ski World Cup in 2017. U.S. Ski Team officials are supporting the return of World Cup ski racing to the Olympic venue of Squaw Valley for the first time since 1969.
- Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is being submitted by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association as a candidate for a March, 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup.
- The proposed March 10-11 World Cup would feature women’s giant slalom and slalom.
- The International Ski Federation will make its final 2017 calendar decision in June.
- Squaw Valley last played host to an alpine World Cup in 1969 with men’s and women’s giant slalom and slalom. The legendary Billy Kidd won the slalom.
- Racing will take place on Squaw’s Red Dog run.
- The race would be a lead-in to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals scheduled in Aspen March 15-19.
- If the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows proposal is accepted, it would mean a record 16 Audi FIS Ski World Cup events would be held in America in the 2016-17 season.
- The event would bring Olympic champions Julia Mancuso, Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin to Squaw Valley