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USSA National Club Day

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The parade kicked off with the Killington Ski Club and Killington Mountain School on Feburary 15, 2014, at 9:00am EST.

USSA Club Day parade kicks off at Killington

Next stop was at one of USSA's newest USSA clubs, the Hermitage Club at Haystack.

Hermitage Club at Haystack

The Okemo Mountain Training Center took the torch for the next stop.

Then Smuggler's Notch Ski Club brought the parade to Northern Vermont.

Smuggler's Notch paired the SkillsQuest Olympics with USSA Club Day

From there the parade visited the Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers in New Hampshire.

Waterville Valley's National Club Day banner

Next a stop to the site of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games and the New York Ski Education Foundation.

The Wachusett Mountain Race Team brought the parade into Massachusetts.

The Wachusett Race Team gets ready for the parade

The Camelback Ski and Snowboard Team took the torch through Pennsylvania.

The torch shines bright at Camelback!

Still lots of snow and great skiing as the parade heads south to Wintergreen as the USSA Club Day parade hits Virginia.

The Wintergreen Race Team cheers on the USA for gold!

The parade takes to the air and flies into Wisconsin where jumpers of all ages take flight at the Flying Eagles Ski Club.

A jumper takes flight at the Flying Eagles Ski Club

Central Cross Country (CXC) had its eyes on the women's 4x5km relay in Sochi today as it took the next spot in the parade.

Next, Team Afton represented the racing crazy state of Minnesota with a huge crowd on hand.

Big parade crowd at Afton Alps

Then a jump across the plains to the Crested Butte Mountain Sports Team in Colorado.

USSA Club Day parade at Crested Butte

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail took the torch from there, check out the video.

The Durango Winter Sports Foundation brought the parade to beautiful southwestern Colorado, then a trip back north to the Winter Park Competition Center. The Flagstaff Alpine Ski and Snowboard Team brought the parade to its furthestmost south point and its tenth state, Arizona.

Back up to Utah, home of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, where the parade first visited the Rowmark Ski Academy.

Rowmark parades down the trails at the Utah Olympic Park

The Park City Youth Sports Alliance represents many ski and snowboard programs in the Park City area and took the parade next. Many of these programs train at the Utah Olympic Park, including the Park City Nordic Ski Club which celebrated the parade with a fun race.

Park City Nordic had a fun race for USSA Club Day

Park City Freestyle joined forces with Axis Freeride, taking the parade through the longest human slalom we've ever seen.

PC Free had fun on USSA Club Day!

Next the parade worked north into Wyoming with the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club. It continued into Montana at the Great Divide Ski Area where 11 clubs and 157 athletes in the USSA Northern Division ripped down the mountain with torches!

From there the parade trekked west to California and the Bear Valley Snowsports Education Foundation.

Then to Lake Tahoe where Sugar Bowl athletes brought their great energy.

Sugar Bowl skiers celebrate USSA National Club Day

Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, was the largest club to take a part in the USSA Club Day parade. Then the parade traveled north, to the 49th parallel to be exact, to visit the 49 Degrees North Ski Team in Washington.

Check out the TV coverage of the 49 Degrees North parade!

Oregon was the next stop, with the Cascade Winter Sports Club first.

The Cascade Winter Sports Club paraded past the historic Timberline Lodge

The Skiyente Ski Club paraded through town in heavy snowfall.

The Alyeska Ski Club hosted the parade finale, making Alaska the 17th state represented on the parade route.

The USSA would like to thank all of the clubs that participated in the first annual USSA National Club Day parade and festivities. These USSA clubs are special organizations that make the sports of skiing and snowboarding come alive. The Olympians you're watching on NBC got their start in USSA clubs, as have countless lifelong skiing and snowboarding families. Go USA!

Team Afton brought out Old Glory to celebrate National Club Day and our U.S. Olympians

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