Many of the best alpine skiers in the nation will race down Narrow Gauge in downhill, super-G and alpine combined events when Sugarloaf hosts the first-ever U.S. Alpine Speed Championships on March 16-21.
The U.S. Alpine Championships is a key component of U.S. Ski and Snowboard’s athlete development program and vital to the success of "Project 26," the organization’s long-term plan to produce the best in the world in alpine racing. The event at Sugarloaf also gives top club athletes from regional programs a chance to see how they stack up competitively against U.S. Ski Team veterans from the World Cup tour. As an International Ski Federation-sanctioned event, the U.S. Alpine Championships also are open to foreign skiers.
"Sugarloaf has always been an excellent resort partner with a challenging, high-caliber track," said U.S. Ski & Snowboard chief of systems and operations Calum Clark. "As I’ve said before, the East boasts a high percentage of our U.S. Ski & Snowboard club membership base, and therefore the fans are wildly passionate about the sport. We look forward to heading to Sugarloaf in March 2019 for the first official U.S. Alpine Speed Championships."