RacingUS NationalsInvitation to the 2005 U.S. Cross Country Championships

FasterSkier FasterSkierNovember 28, 2004

Invitation to the 2005 U.S. Cross Country Championships
Soldier Hollow
Midway, Utah
January 3-10, 2005

Dear Competitors,

USSA and the Soldier Hollow Organizing Committee would like to invite the you to participate in the 2005 U.S. Cross Country Championships, January 3-10 2005, at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah.

The invitation contains information about lodging/meal plans at the Homestead Resort, transportation and car rental information, and the competition program. For on-line registration:
http://echo.bluehornet.com/ct/ct.php?t=788015&c=450356223&m=m&type=1

Information and paper registration are also available on our website at http://www.soldier-hollow.com/events/

We look forward to seeing you in January – best of luck to all!

Sincerely,
Scott Peterson
Chief of Competition
Soldier Hollow

GENERAL INFORMATION

-Team Captain meetings will be in the Lodge at Soldier Hollow
-Registration Deadline: Postmarked no later than December 27, 2004
-Cost for races: $150.00 for 3-5 races, $125.00 for 1-2 races
-Late Registration deadline (paper only): Due to Race Secretary by noon the day before each race. Cost plus $25.00 late fee per race.
-The FIS TD is John Estle and the Assistant TD is Gary Giberson
-Venue and Lodging maps will be available on the web site
-Course maps will be available on the web site
-Contact information at Soldier Hollow:

Scott Peterson
Chief of Competition
Scott.peterson@soldierhollow.com
P.O. Box 2002
Midway Utah 84049
Tel: 435-654-2002
Fax: 435-654-9166

PRELIMINARY EVENT SCHEDULE
(Updated 11/05/04)
January 2 (Sunday) Team Captains’ Meeting 17:30

January 3 (Monday) Men’s Sit Ski 10km/ Women’s Sitski 5km 8:30:30
Women’s 15km Free/Women’s Stand up 15km Free 9:30:30
Men’s 30km Free/Men’s Stand up 30km Free 12:00:30

January 4 (Tuesday) Team captains’ Meeting 17:30

January 5 (Wednesday)
Men’s Sit Ski 5km/Women’s Sit Ski 2.5km 8:30:30
Men’s 10km Classic/Men’s Stand up 10km Classis 9:30:30
Women’s 5km Classic/Women’s Stand up 5km Classic 13:00:30
Team Captains’ Meeting 17:30

January 6 (Thursday)
Women’s 5km Free/Women’s Stand up 5km Free 9:30:15
Men’s 10km Free/ Men’s Stand up 10km Free 11:30:30
Men’s Sit Ski 15km/Women’s Sit Ski 10km 14:45:30

January 7 (Friday)
Team Captains’ Meeting 17:30

January 8 (Saturday)
Sprint Qualification, Men 9:30:15
Sprint Qualification, Women 10:30:15
Sprint Heats 12:00:00

January 9 (Sunday)
Team Captain’s Meeting 17:30
 Awards Celebration TBD

January 10 (Monday)
Women’s Pursuit 7.5km + 7.5km Mass Start 10:00:30
Men’s Pursuit 15km + 15km Mass Start 11:30:30

ACCOMMODATION

The Homestead Resort in Midway, UT will be the official housing authority for the 2005 U.S. Cross Country Championships. The Homestead is a full service, 4-diamond resort offering an array of amenities for teams and staff. The resort hosted the Cross Country and Biathlon teams during the 2002 Winter Games. Over 12 countries used the facilities for housing, meals and much more.

A variety of packages are available including lodging only, meal plans only, lodging and meal plans. Packages start at $55.00 per person, double occupancy.

Please contact Linda Densley at the Homestead Resort for information and reservations. Her telephone number is 435/654-1102 ext 7427 and her email address is linda@homesteadresort.com. Information on the resort can be viewed on their website at http://www.homesteadresort.com/ .

CAR RENTALS/LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

All transportation fees are the responsibility of the individual or athlete, and are not included in the registration fee for the event.

Listed below are the car rental companies at the Salt Lake Airport:

Advantage National
801-531-1199 1-800-227-7368
www.nationalcar.com

Alamo Payless
1-800-327-9633 1-800-729-5377
www.paylesscarrental.com

Avis Thrifty
1-800-831-2847 801-265-6677
www.thrifty.com

Budget Dollar
1-800-237-7251 801-575-2580
www.budget.com

Enterprise
1-801-537-7433
www.enterprise.com

Airport transports (including equipment transport) and daily shuttles to/from the Homestead Resort/Soldier Hollow are available through Aspen Transportation Please contact Aspen Transportation directly for information and reservations. Their telephone number is 435/657-1223 and their email address is kroydon@msn.com.

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