University of Colorado Host 2010 Skiing Championship
Steamboat Springs is a small city in Routt County, Colorado. Although it is surrounded by magnificent landscapes and picturesque natural wonders to marvel at, Steamboat Springs is mostly known as one of the best skiing destinations in the world. Steamboat Mountain Resort, located on Mount Werner high up in the Colorado Rockies, is the main attraction to this quaint city and in 2010 it will once again welcome hundreds of athletes and spectators to is spectacular slopes for the 2010 Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championships.
Over and above its proud hundred year heritage, Steamboat Springs also has a history with the NCAA Skiing Championships, as it was hosted here five times in the years 1968, 1969, 1979, 1993 and again in 1996. The six peaks at the Steamboat Mountain Resort offer near perfect skiing conditions almost all the time, with neatly maintained snow, exciting trails and excellent facilities. The University of Colorado will once again bring the championship to Steamboat Springs, which assures skiers of excellent snow and a successful meet.
The announcement that the University of Colorado will be the hosts for the 2010 Men’s and Women’s Skiing Championship was made by the NCAA on the 2nd of September 2008. Using the Steamboat Mountain Resort as a venue, offers competitors three thousand skiable acres and hundreds of trails to compete and practice on. Athletic director of CU, Mike Bohn was quoted saying: “This is another great opportunity for the University and the state of Colorado to demonstrate the commitment to the sport of skiing. We look forward to hosting the championships and providing a first-class experience for all the other universities and student-athletes who will be participating”.
Steamboat Springs will not only be the venue for the 2010 Men’s and Woman’s Skiing Championships, but the Giant Slalom events will be held on Mount Werner at the Steamboat Mountain Resort, and the Nordic and Slalom events will take place at Howelson Hill, the oldest ski area in Colorado, between the 10th to the 13th of March 2009. Steamboat Springs has a long running association with winter sports, and especially skiing, and are honored to see the NCAA Skiing Championships return to their city and to Colorado.