World Cup podium finisher, Eliza Outtrim represents Steamboat on her helmet as she makes her way down the moguls course (Sarah Brunson)
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (Feb. 7) – One year out from the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team’s moguls squad is on-snow at a camp in Steamboat Springs, CO emulating the same program it will take into the Olympics next February. Led by Olympic Champion Hannah Kearney (Norwich, VT) the team will practice a dry run for what is to come next season. Steamboat will be the final training camp in January 2014 before the Olympic squad heads to Sochi for the Olympic Winter Games.
The U.S. Freestyle Ski Team is in Steamboat for a training session before leaving for its first trip to Sochi, Russia, the venue for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
Steamboat is the training facility used by many U.S. Ski Team athletes like World Cup podium finishers Eliza Outtrim (Hamden, CT) and Jeremy Cota (Carrabassett Valley, ME).
Steamboat will be the final camp in January, 2014 before the Olympic squad heads to Sochi.
The Olympic test event will take place on Feb 15, 2013.
QUOTES Eliza Outtrim Steamboat is where I have trained for a lot of my career. It feels like home for me and to have the majority of the team there before we head on our first trip to Sochi is pretty cool. The Steamboat course is great, and the staff and community are always really welcoming to us, it's really a freestyle community there.
Scott Rawles, Moguls Head Coach One of the main reasons we're having this mid season camp at Steamboat is to use it as a dress rehearsal. Steamboat will be our last camp before we leave for the Olympics in Sochi next year. The team leaves for Sochi later this week for our test event so it seems like a no brainer.
From what I've seen in pictures, the course at Steamboat looks very similar to the course in Sochi - so it just makes sense to have our camp here.
Steamboat is always really great to us, they have such longstanding freestyle tradition there, it feels like home to a lot of our athletes. We get such great support from both the resort and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and all the staff. It's called Ski Town USA for a reason!