Ski and Snowboard Club Vail wins national honors
BEAVER CREEK – At its year-end banquet Saturday, Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s executive director Aldo Radamus announced that the organization has been named Club of the Year and Alpine Club of the Year for 2010 by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association.Bill Marolt, president and CEO of USSA, said in his letter, “The USSA’s Gold Awards represent the single highest honors in the organization. Among the USSA Gold Awards, the USSA honors a deserving representative from each sector of its structure: an athlete, a volunteer, a coach and a club. The USSA clubs provide the backbone for athletic programs, with coaches and dedicated volunteers providing the direction under which athletes can be successful. These recipients represent the vision, mission and core values of the USSA.”The following was the Alpine Sport Committee’s nomination information: “Ski and Snowboard Club Vail … has had outstanding results this year at all levels – from the World Cup/Olympics to the J5 development, and they consistently qualify numerous athletes for the J3 and J4 Rocky/Central Junior Olympics. This year, SSCV won the overall team standings at the Rocky/Central J4 Junior Olympics by more than double over any other team.”SSCV had dedicated professional coaches on the top who provide amazing leadership to the young and upcoming coaches they have on staff. Ski and Snowboard Club Vail consistently participates and supports the Rocky Mountain Division and the Rocky/Central Region with outstanding events.”SSCV has hosted the R/C J3 Junior Olympics for the past three years and has put on a top-notch event for the athletes that attended. Every year SSCV helps the Vail Valley Foundation host the Beaver Creek World Cup. Their staff and athletes are also on the hill during the event to help with course maintenance.”Ski and Snowboard Club Vail has set up a world-class venue for their athletes. They were able provide early season training for the division, region and the national team this past season. They not only provided injected snow training for alpine athletes but the earliest available freestyle and Nordic venues. Ski and Snowboard Club Vail is an asset to the Rocky Mountain Division, Rocky/Central Region and to USSA. They continue to set the bar high and challenge themselves to meet those high expectations, making everyone better around them.””This award is a tribute to the coaches, staff, volunteers, supporters, and athletes that make up Ski & Snowboard Club Vail,” said Radamus.