The Tunnel 41 trail off the Mt. Judah Express lift at Sugar Bowl Resort has played host to the 2010 U.S. Ski Cross Team’s pre-Vancouver Olympic Training Camp for the past three days, with medal contenders Casey Puckett and Daron Rahlves fine tuning their final race preparations before heading to the Games.
The course, built by Sugar Bowl terrain park manager J.P. Martin to loosely mirror the Olympic track at Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain, provided the two racers with start gate and hole shot practice, fall-line and speed management repetitions.
And now that the athletes have headed up to Vancouver, the slightly detuned course will be open to the public starting Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010.
Rumor has it that the Sugar Bowl terrain park crew may not maintain the course after the next significant snowfall, so get up to Tahoe soon and enjoy the chance to try out a legit ski/snowboard cross course for yourself now.
Sugar Bowl will host a special Olympic ski cross viewing party at the Judah Lodge on Sunday, February 21 in conjunction with Red Bull, to cheer on Sugar Bowl and Red Bull athlete Daron Rahlves as he races for ski cross gold in Vancouver. â€¨â€¨
For more information on Sugar Bowl Resort visit www.sugarbowl.com or call (530) 426-9000.â€¨