Because of the 2002 Winter Olympic games in Salt Lake City, Utah hosts several of the best Nordic ski racing venues in america. The Soldier Hollow Mix Country Ski Area, and also the year-around ski jumping facility in the Utah Skiing Park, host national and worldwide Nordic occasions each winter. Additionally, Park City hosts the united states Ski Team, therefore the best Nordic sports athletes in the united states train and race here.
The Utah Nordic Alliance organizes numerous occasions for local and regional mix country snowboarders. Principal among individuals may be the Wasatch People Series, that was began in 1979 and has grown to become among the nation’s premier mix country ski race series. Created for people of any age and skill levels, participation is generally about 300 in skate occasions and 200 in classic races. Including many families (three decades isn't uncommon), in addition to US Ski Team sports athletes.
We sponsor an enjoyable race, the TUNA/Whitened Pine Relay, by which each skier is offered a handicap according to previous performance (or gender and age for newcomers). Those who win aren’t known until handicaps are deducted and answers are produced.
For several years, Utah mix country snowboarders have traveled to nearby states to sign up in longer racers. The Boulder Mountain Tour in Sun Valley, ID, and also the Yellowstone Rendezvous in West Yellowstone, MT, happen to be very long time faves. Following the opening of Park City’s Round Valley Trail System this year, Mountain Trails Foundation started a nearby marathon, the Round Valley Roundup. This 40-kilometer race draws in snowboarders from round the intermountain area.