Park City, UT, Sep. 14, 2001--Ski and snowboard fans can have their own 'gold' medal while also supporting the dreams of Olympic hopefuls with the2001/2002 Gold Pass, the ultimate lift ticket good at over 260 American resorts.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) in partnership with the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) unveiled the limited edition lift ticket that offers access to thousands of ski trails across the country including major resorts like Vail, Park City, DeerValley, Aspen, Stowe, Killington, Sun Valley, and Squaw Valley as well as regional ski areas such as Wisp Ski Area (Maryland), HunterMountain (New York), Sevens Springs Mountain (Pennsylvania), and Snowshoe Mountain (West Virginia), to name a few. The Gold Pass isfully transferable - the only such program of its kind - allowing friends, family members and corporate clients to take full advantageof the pass.
"Both the donor and the athletes benefit from the Ski Team's Gold Pass program," said '98 Olympic gold medalist, Picabo Street, who isaiming to win an Olympic medal in her own backyard. "The athletes on our team receive funds for training and development,while the Gold Pass holders get to ski or snowboard almost anywhere in America."
As a collector's keepsake for the upcoming 2002 winter, the Gold Pass has an impact on athletes vying for positions on the 2002Olympic Team as well as young athletes in the development pipeline. The Gold Pass program raises over $1.4 million each year thatsupports the training, development and competition needs of America's Olympic hopefuls.
Support the home team and reserve your Gold Pass today ... then start skiing the country! A limited number of Gold Passes are availablefor $5,000 each ($4,300 is tax deductible). Contact the USSA Gold Pass hotline toll-free at 1-800-9PICABO.
AT A GLANCE
A collector's keepsake for the upcoming 2002 Winter, the Gold Pass has an impact on athletes vying for positions on the 2002 Olympic Team as well as young athletes in the development pipeline.
The program started in 1972 and each year a limited number are minted for the U.S. Ski Team by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA).
Purchasers receive an attractive gold medallion pass, which can be redeemed for a lift ticket at over 260 major participating ski/snowboard areas.
The U.S. Ski Team Gold Pass is fully transferable to an unlimited number of people over the season.
The transferability of the U.S. Ski Team Gold Pass makes it a popular tool of corporations for client entertainment.
The U.S. Ski Team Gold Pass raises over $1.4 million annually for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams, making it the largest U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation fund raising program.
The U.S. Ski Team Gold Pass helps support the training, travel, development and competition needs of U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team athletes as they prepare for the season and coming Olympics.
$5,000 each ($4,300 is tax deductible based on IRS guidelines).
Passes are available now by calling the U.S. Ski Team toll free at 1-800-9PICABO.