Vail Cup to be held Sunday
The 2011 Steadman Clinic Vail Cup’s first event of the season is Sunday with a morning slopestyle event in the terrain park and an afternoon giant slalom race on Golden Peak. This marks the second year the The Steadman Clinic has lent its support to this series of competitions that have been going on in Vail since the early-60s. Today the events are competed by 6-14 year olds where participation, fun, development and safety are encouraged.Vail Cup events are free and Beavo, Devo, Buddy Werner and independant participants to come and challenge the kids of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail in any one of the eight disciplines taking place over four different event Sundays though January, February and March. Families can register their children at http://www.skiclubvail.org.Added to the list of events this year is the SSCV Downhill Dash and Snow-A-Thon which is a fday of tracking as much vertical on the slopes designated for either alpine racing, moguls, terrain parks or snowboarding. Kids will be allowed to collect pledges for that day and ski and ride to their hearts content and cash that money into the SSCV Scholarship Fund which supports teammates and others in the valley who may not usually be able to participate in winter sports.Aldo Radamus, executive director of SSCV said, “that without the kind of community support that we receive from organizations like The Steadman Clinic, the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail cannot continue to develop the best kids, athletes and students in the valley. With enhanced financial resources such as provided for the Vail Cup, the SSCV is able to continue to maintain the best human, technical and physical resources for our kids and programs.’All kids involved in the Vail Cup will receive souvenirs and be able to compete for medals each day of competition.