Thank You • Danke • Merci • Grazie
Dear North Lake Tahoe Community:
As to the Audi FIS World Cup at Squaw Valley, what a weekend of racing and celebration of our mountains’ incredible legacy and heritage!
My sincerest thanks to the Host Organizing Committee and 350 volunteers from our region who worked so hard to make the first Alpine World Cup in our region since 1969, come to life. From course workers who performed tirelessly to bring about a great ski racing surface for the world’s best skiers to those involved with everything from transportation to venue management and more…EXCELLENT JOB and thank you so very much. It takes a great mountain and community to raise world class level ski racers and it most certainly takes a community to stage a World Cup. We sure were collectively shining for all the world to see over the past few days.
As you may recall, the Red Dog Giant Slalom race venue was used in the 1960 Winter Games and then in 1969, for Alpine World Cup where my good friend Billy Kidd won his last World Cup gold…this track still stands in 2017 as one of the most challenging and complete courses in the world. It’s this same hill where our very own Julia Mancuso learned to ski, going from “pizza pie to French fries” (albeit very quickly)—the heritage and legacy of these mountains and that course have many intriguing facets.
Congratulations to our dear friend Mikaela Shiffrin for her success here at Squaw Valley!
This was the first ever carbon neutral alpine world cup and we even used this event to support our friends and partners at Waterkeepers Alliance and Protect Our Winters, as they lead the global battle on the stark realities of climate change. We thank those two organizations for coming to our community.
I hope everyone enjoyed hosting the world’s best skiers in our great community and thank you for everyone—literally everyone’s — support, dedication and good will and spirits over the course of the past few days.
With tremendous gratitude to you all, we look forward to welcoming you to ski, ride and enjoy our mountains from now through July 4th weekend!
Above all, recall the primary purpose for this event…To inspire the next generation of ski racers coming from these legendary mountains.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Squaw Valley Ski Holdings
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
P.S. As mentioned above, we will be open for skiing through July 4th this summer. That’s what the true mountain spirit looks like and what record-breaking snowfall allows us to do! Come join our team…our very prideful team…here at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, apply online at squawalpine.com or call 530-452-7112.