Super Series to Open at Loveland

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Georgetown, CO, Oct. 26, 2000--The 2000-2001 Chevy Truck Super Series kicks off its third season at Loveland Ski Area Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12. Snowmaking crews are working over-time preparing Loveland Valley for the event, expected to draw a field of the world's top skiers from about 17 different countries.

Last season, Switzerland's Didier Plaschy won the Super Series opener and went on a week later to capture first place at the Café de Colombia World Cup at Beaver Creek, Colo. Americans expected to compete at Loveland include Erik Schlopy (Park City, UT) and Colorado's own Sacha Gros (Vail), Caroline Lalive (Steamboat Springs), Alison Powers (Winter Park), and Sarah Schleper (Vail).

Outdoor Life Network will be broadcasting the Loveland event Thursday, Feb. 8 at 9pm EST, kicking off the first of eight one-hour shows highlighting the Chevy Truck Super Series

A men's and women's slalom will be held each day on Loveland's Switchback trail. The first run will begin at 8:30 each morning, with the men's second run scheduled for noon and the women's slated for 2 pm.

"The staff at Loveland Ski Area is honored to have been chosen to host the Chevy Truck Super Series opener. We are committed to providing the best venue possible for the world-class athletes expected to participate in the kick-off of this world class series," explains Scott Fortner, Marketing Director for Loveland Ski Area.

Loveland Valley will be transposed into a mini alpine village including live music, outdoor food and drink vendors, product sampling, free giveaways and contests, as well as free equipment demos featuring snowshoes, skis and snowboards.

The Chevy Truck Super Series, a U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association sanctioned competition, is the U.S. portion of the Nor Am Cup. Thirteen events are scheduled in the United States for top male and female alpine skiers.

CHEVY TRUCK SUPER SERIES

Sat. Nov. 11
Men's SL, 8:30 A.M. and 12 P.M.
Women's SL, 10 A.M. and 2 P.M.

Sun. Nov. 12
Men's SL, 8:30 A.M. and 12 P.M.
Women's SL, 10 A.M. and 2 P.M.