Vertical Express for MS at Squaw Valley


February 24, 2007
Squaw Valley, California - (News Release) - For over 20 years, a dedicated group of enthusiastic skiers have gathered at Squaw Valley USA each winter to ski, raise money for the Heuga Center and people with MS, renew friendships, and have fun!

Be a part of the Squaw Valley legacy on March 3-4, 2007. Form a team of three skiers (alpine skiers, snowboarders, and telemark skiers are all welcome!) and start raising money today to help people with multiple sclerosis to lead more active lives through the medical programs of the Heuga Center. (

The minimum fundraising commitment per team is $1,000, but you'll receive a return for your efforts that is priceless: two days of skiing at one of the largest and most famous resorts in the US, bonding with more than 100 new friends at parties and events, a ski clinic with US Ski Team members, prizes, and the incredible feeling of knowing you're doing something to help people in need.

2007 Squaw Valley Vertical Express Event Schedule

8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast @ Plaza Bar,
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Race Clinic with Ski Pros @ Exhibition/Searchlight
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Beer, Wine, and Appetizer Reception @ Poolside Café, High Camp

SUNDAY, March 4
7:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast Bar One
8:00 a.m. Volunteer Orientation Meeting @ Bar One (MANDATORY for all volunteers — be ready to leave for your assigned station immediately following the meeting)
8:30 a.m. Mountain Challenge Safety Meeting @ Bar One (MANDATORY for all racers)
9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Mountain Challenge Begins outside Bar One
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free Time/Lunch Vouchers for Gold Coast Restaurants, Hamburger and Taco Express
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Dual Giant Slalom @ Exhibition/Searchlight

Squaw Valley was Jimmie Heuga's home mountain — the place he trained to win the Bronze medal in the Men's Downhill in the 1964 Olympics. Today, Jimmie's enthusiastic spirit and connection to Squaw Valley continues to help motivate participants in the Squaw Valley event.

So come on out and join the fun. Have questions? Contact Catherine Rudiger, Lisa Cosmas Hanson or Josh Richter, at Or go to to register your team to join the legacy today!



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