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Olympic Qualifying Nordic Race Comes to Truckee

Tahoe Donner to host prestigious SuperTour event

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By: Tahoe Donner Association

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KIKKAN RANDALL, the first American woman to win a cross country World Cup title, will compete in the SuperTour. Photo by Reese Brown.
TRUCKEE, Calif. February 21, 2013 – Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center, located in Truckee, Calif., is proud announce that it has been chosen to be one of the host venues for the United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) SuperTour Finals, a Nordic Olympic qualifying cross country race series on Saturday, April 4 through Thursday, April 11.

The United States Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA) SuperTour Finals and U.S. Distance Nationals are the premier cross country ski races in the United States. The event is held annually each spring and features over 200 of the most talented cross country skiers in the world. Among the featured elite athletes scheduled to make an appearance is Kikkan Randall of the U.S. Ski Team, currently ranked second on the FIS World Cup tour.

"The SuperTour Finals is extremely prestigious. This is the most exciting race event to hit the local Nordic scene since the 1960 Olympics at Squaw Valley," says Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center manager Sally Jones. "I encourage everyone to come out to watch how talented and fast these professional and amateur athletes can ski," Jones says, adding that the race course will be spectator-friendly and is easily accessible on skis, on snowshoes, or on foot.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center will be the main venue for the Tahoe SuperTour Finals, hosting an array of daily events including a welcome reception, an athlete speaker series, live music, BBQs, and specialized clinics such as the Fast and Female event, which gives local girls a unique opportunity to hang out with and be inspired by world-class athletes from the U.S. Women's Cross Country ski team.

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Matt Gelso, 24, Truckee local and product of the Far West Nordic racing program, learned to ski at Tahoe Donner. He raced for Alder Creek Middle School and Truckee High School as well as the Far West Junior National Team. As a top competitor for the University of Colorado, Boulder, he captured the NCAA championship in 2010. He is now striving for the U.S. Olympic team. The SuperTour welcomes him! Photo courtesy of the Gelso Family.
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center will host the Prologue on Thursday, April 4; the Classic 10- and 15-kilometer on Friday, April 5; the women's Classic 15- and 30-kilometer on Wednesday, April 10 and the men's Classic 20- and 50-kilometer on Thursday, April 11.

Without sponsors, the SuperTour event would not happen, and officials are actively seeking sponsors to help offset operational costs. This high-profile elite competition series will put Tahoe-Truckee businesses and the community directly in the eyes of winter sport enthusiasts, with media coverage internationally, nationally, and regionally. Those interested in sponsorship opportunities can visit www.supertourfinals-tahoe2013.com/sponsors or call the Far West Nordic Ski Education Foundation at (530) 852-0879. Be sure to request that your sponsorship is earmarked for Tahoe Donner!

Volunteers are needed to help with event operations. Those who volunteer will have a unique opportunity to work alongside some of the best athletes in the world and will earn event souvenirs and swag.

For more information, see www.supertourfinals-tahoe2013.com, tahoedonner.com, or call Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center at (530) 587-9484.

 

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