Stephanie Sweeney, Copper Mountain,  

Tricia Byrnes,USASA,  

USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain, April 1 - 12 

The largest ski and snowboard competition in the world returns for its 10th year 

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — March 21, 2017 — From April 1 – 12, Copper Mountain Resort is proud to host the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) National Championships. Almost 2,000 ski and snowboard athletes are set to descend onto the resort for 12 days to compete in disciplines such as GS, SL, slopestyle, boarder/ski cross, halfpipe and rail jam.   

USASA is a non-profit grassroots organization with 32 regional divisions nationwide. Each of these divisions support athletes of all ages and abilities in local and regional competitions. These events are held in order to not only garner points to qualify for the National Championships but build life skills meant to last. USASA strives to provide a platform for athletes to progress competitively in an environment that’s encouraging and fun.  

“Copper is the ideal location to host our biggest event of the year!  Our families love the layout of the mountain and the amenities provided by the resort,” said Mike Mallon, Executive Director of USASA. “We are looking forward to another great year.” 

As the host of the USASA National Championships for the 10th consecutive year, Copper Mountain Resort works hard to deliver the best environment for athletes to succeed. Copper is committed to the development of both amateur and professional athletes by providing training and competition opportunities year-round. 

“As a long-time partner of USASA, we are proud to be home,” said Jesse True, Senior Vice President of Copper Mountain Resort. “ We really love watching these athletes progress; they are the next Olympians and World Champions.” 

For a schedule of events and more information, visit Keep up with USASA division happenings and their athletes at Follow @CopperMtn and @USASASnow during Nationals for real time information and content. #usasanationals #coppermtn 

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About Copper Mountain 

Located just 75 miles west of Denver, Colo. in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Copper Mountain Resort is an ideal vacation destination with a laid-back, inclusive feeling for all. Three pedestrian-friendly village areas provide a vibrant atmosphere with lodging, retail outlets, restaurants, bars and family activities. During the winter months, Copper’s naturally-divided terrain offers world-class skiing and riding for all ages and abilities. Each summer, the mountain transforms into an unspoiled playground for hikers, mountain bikers and all those seeking a genuine Colorado experience. Copper Mountain Resort boasts a jam-packed event calendar year-round and is home to Woodward Copper – a lifestyle and action sports progression and training facility. Copper Mountain is part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio 

About USASA 

The USASA is the leader in the development of snowboard and freeski competitions in the United States. USASA’s mission is to facilitate fun and fair events for all ages across the country to attract snowboarders and freeskiers, promote their development, provide member education, and influence the future of their sports. 

As a California-based not for profit entity, the USASA is made up of 32 series across the country that host over 500 events annually. The USASA National Championships is the largest snowboard and freeski competition held every year at Copper Mountain, Colorado. Historically, the USASA provides a solid path to becoming an elite athlete. Every member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Snowboard team began his or her development through the USASA network.   

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