Vert Alert Terrain Park Series at Loveland

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March 29, 2005

Georgetown, CO - Loveland Ski Area will host The 2005 Vert Alert Terrain Park Series on April 2 & April 23, 2005 in The Love Park terrain park. Boarders and skiers of all abilities are welcome to compete and will be judged on a variety of skills as they negotiate jumps, boxes, and rails.

,br>"We are excited about the turn out of competitors we saw last season and have come to the realization there is big demand for amateur park events that are not intimidating to the average skier and rider, explains Loveland's Events and Promotions Coordinator, John Sellers.

The competition is open to all ages. Children 17 and younger will need to have a parent or legal guardian sign a release form at registration. Release forms are available for download at www.skiloveland.com/vertalert. Competition fee is $20 and a valid lift ticket is required. Competition fee covers entry to the comp, t-shirt, free lunch from Wahoo's Fish Taco, Mountain Dew and access to thousands of dollars worth of prizes giveaways. Coupons valid towards free registration and discounted lift tickets are available at any Wahoo's Fish Taco.

Registration will be held the morning of each event from 8:30am until 10:00am in the Rathskeller bar located at Loveland Basin. The competition will start at 11:00am and the awards ceremony will be at 4:00pm. Post contest festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Basin cafeteria with great prize giveaways from event sponsors Wahoo's Fish taco, Mountain Dew, Emage Snow & Skate and the ESPN X Games Skate Park.

Loveland Ski Area Spring Events

3-Pin Grin Telemark Festival
April 9
The 9th Annual 3-Pin Grin Telemark Festival & Freeskiing Terrain Classic is a traditional event that brings out some of the best telemark skiers from Colorado to compete. Post competition festivities include live bluegrass/rock music on the plaza from the band Oakhurst, as well as a beer festival sponsored by Coors. Contestants score points on turn quality, terrain choice, speed, air and overall performance as they negotiate bumps, gates, a sizable "kicker" as well as an uphill finish. There will be prizes for top finishers and raffle prizes for all participants.

The Loveland Derby, America's Oldest and Largest USSA Sanctioned Slalom Ski Race

April 16 &17
The oldest and largest standing USSA alpine race in North America returns to Loveland Ski Area, April 16 &17, 2005. Typically fielding 400-500 competitors, The Loveland Derby attracts racers from as far away as Alaska and Florida to compete in the final points race of the season in Colorado. Ski team members for the University of Colorado and the University of Denver will be setting the pace. Many athletes compete to lower their total points and obtain a better seed for next season's early races, while others have been known to show up in zany costumes celebrating the end of another long racing season. Contact the Loveland Basin Racing Club at (303) 571-5580 x 169 for more information and registration.

Subaru Master of The Mountain
April 16 & 17
Loveland Ski Area and Subaru have created an event weekend dedicated to promoting a safe and enjoyable snow-riding environment. Subaru's Master of The Mountain events include free mini-lessons in the Subaru Learning Lane and an insider's look at the operations of the National Ski Patrol including an avalanche awareness and beacon training session. A Subaru command post is set up at the base of the mountain complete with free popcorn, hot chocolate and coffee. The first 100 Subaru drivers to enter the parking lot receive VIP treatment with front row parking right next to Lift #1. Participation is free to all skiers and snowboarders with a valid lift ticket. For more information on any events call (303) 571-5580 Ext. 141 or visit www.skiloveland.com

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