The 2018 Alpine Rocky/Central U14 Championships will take place at Steamboat Ski Resort and Howelsen Hill from March 13-18. This event features the fastest ski racers from the 18 state Rocky/Central Region born in 2004 and 2005. Congratulations to all the athletes who have qualified!
- Racer Registration
On-line race registration will open right here for qualified athletes on Tuesday, February 20. Registration must be completed by March 2 to ensure you can get banquet tickets and Junior Championships gear.
- Full Schedule of Events
2018 U14 Championships Schedule
Download the detailed schedule here
Tuesday, March 13
Unofficial Super G training - open to all competitors
Wednesday, March 14
Official Super G training - All Out trail @ Steamboat Ski Resort
Racers will take two runs on a full-length Super G course on the race hill to get used to the snow, terrain and thrilling speed of the course.
Racers take center stage as they enter the Howelsen Hill base area with their teams waving flags and carrying banners, followed by a torch procession and lighting of the Junior Championship cauldron.
Thursday, March 15
Super G race - All Out trail @ Steamboat Ski Resort
High speed technical turns and lots of terrain and jumps will be the highlights for this event at Steamboat Ski Resort. Watch racers ski in excess of 50 mph!
Athlete Fun Night @ Howelsen Hill
Athletes will take to the nordic jumps, speed trap on the landing hill of the big jump, and tryout the freestyle jump into the massive SSWSC airbag. The music will be cranking with games, contests, a photo booth and pizza.
Parent/Coach Mixer @ Howelsen Hill
Coaches and parents can socialize and enjoy the scene at Olympian Hall while the athletes play. Host beer, wine and appetizers, presented by Steamboat Mountain School.
Friday, March 16
Giant Slalom race - All Out trail @ Steamboat Ski Resort
The most technical event of the week, racers will get two races on the rolly and challenging All Out race trail.
Saturday, March 17
Dual Slalom race - Howelsen Hill
The most exciting races of the week will likely be these where skiers will race side-by-side over two jumps through a panel gate slalom course.
Awards banquet and athlete celebration - Top of gondola @ Steamboat Ski Resort
Ride up to Thunderhead on the gondola and watch the sun set over the Yampa Valley while enjoying a fine meal, western music and dancing and a presentation of special awards.
Sunday, March 18
Slalom race - Howelsen Hill
At the end of a long week the athletes will muster all their quickness and skill to navigate the iconic and very challenging Howelsen Hill slalom course. Afterwards the overall champions will be crowned on the big stage next to the Junior Championships cauldron.
- Race Spectating
The event is at Steamboat Ski Resort on the All Out race trail and finishes at the bottom of Headwall North, near the base of the Christie III chairlift. It is a short, easy hike to the base of the race hill and you get a pretty good view. From the Gondola Square at the base, head up on the trail farthest to the left as you look up the hill. It will be about a ten minute hike from Gondola Square to the finish line. To get a little bit better view, climb up the left side (looking up) of the race arena up to the next road, just below a timing building. This will take another ten minutes at an easy pace but is a steeper climb (intermediate trail). If you are skiing, you can see almost the entire course from the middle section. Ski the See Me trail below Sitz, and follow the race fence line to the knoll for the best viewing.
The event is at Steamboat Ski Resort on the All Out race trail. Same as the Super G but the finish is higher up on the mountain. Follow the directions above for the Super G but you’ll need to climb the second part to the timing building to get to the finish. If you are skiing, your best viewing location will be the same place as for the Super G.
Duals and Slalom
The events are at Howelsen Hill on the Main Face. This is an amazing venue for spectators. You can see everything right from the base. There are bleachers in front of the lodge, and even handicapped accessible viewing from inside the lodge for the whole venue. Howelsen Hill is closed to the public during our races, so only credentialed athletes, coaches and race workers will be allowed to ski the hill. Spectators are welcome to climb up alongside the course to the saddle if they wish, but please remain outside of the roped off race arena.
- 2017 Race Result Archives
Video Feed for Dual Slalom and Slalom Races
Look for the dual slalom and slalom races to be broadcast live for all family and race fans. The link will be posted here just before the races.
You can check out last year’s events with these archived feeds. Hear our announcers and watch the racers on Howelsen Hill. The video feed is provided by Steamboat Radio.
Get onto the hill and inside the ropes by volunteering! Positions are still open for each race day, including gatekeepers, hand timers and other on-hill positions. Positions at the Athlete Fun Night Thursday evening are also open. On-hill positions will receive a lift ticket for the day and lunch, and gatekeeper and hand timing positions can earn additional lift ticket vouchers. Sign up here using the non-member login on the right, or contact our volunteer coordinator, Sydney Richeda, via email to sign up or for more information.
Mountain Resorts is the official lodging partner of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Book your stay here.
Be Part of the Conversation!
Visit our events Facebook Page for photos, updates, and additional information! If you have photos you’d like to share with everyone, tag them on social media as #SteamboatU14Champs and tag our facebook page @Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, and our Twitter Feed, @SSWSCHowelsen.
Contact the SSWSC office at 970.879.0695 or email.