Staywinterpark – Lodging Supplier for the 2009 USCSA National Championships

Two years ago, Winter Park Resort stepped in at the last minute to host the 2007 USCSA National Championships due to inadequate conditions at the event’s original location. Almost as soon as the event was over, the Resort put in a bid for 2009 and was duly awarded with the contract.

Also two years ago, Staywinterpark was chosen as one of the official lodging companies to accommodate the athletes, their families and friends during this event. Once again, Staywinterpark has been selected to provide lodging for this year’s Championships, to be held March 3-9, 2009.

The United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association (USCSA) is the sports federation for collegiate team ski racing and snowboarding in America. Athletes can be part of a team at any college in the United States. The USCSA has alpine, cross country and snowboard collegiate competition programs and assures that student athletes of all levels and abilities should have access to a quality and exciting venue of competition.

In excess of 178 colleges from coast to coast, field some 4,700 men and women, alpine, cross country and snowboarding athletes in over 200 race events annually. Competition takes place across three progressive tiers. Conference qualifiers determine the participants at the six USCSA Regional Championships. The Regionals are the last step on the road to the annual U. S. Collegiate Skiing and Snowboard Championships, the showcase event in college ski and snowboard competition. It is anticipated that in excess of 1,000 visitors, comprising 500 athletes and their coaches, families and friends, will descend on Winter Park this March for ten competitions across the alpine, cross-country and snowboarding disciplines.

Staywinterpark is proud to offer some of the best lodging deals for the athletes and their families, coaches and dignitaries for the duration of the championships. Referring to Staywinterpark’s involvement in 2007, Judy Sullivan, USCSA Event Coordinator, singled out Melissa Morrow – Staywinterpark Group Coordinator – for special praise in saying, “how much I appreciated how easy and how reasonable you made housing for our Nationals last year. Thank you for all your help, but most of all thanks for making everything so easy”.

This year, Staywinterpark is looking for a repeat performance, and according to Judy, lodging rates “reflect incredible price breaks just for USCSA. Melissa is aware of the special problems we face and has said that she can be flexible in working with USCSA teams and parents regarding payments, tax exempt status, bedding requirements and tuning rooms”.

Rates start at just $104.00/night for 1-bedroom condos, $140.00/night for 2-bedroom units and $187.00/night for 3-bedroom condos which represent savings of 35% on regular prices! For specific unit availability, to make a reservation or for more information, Melissa may be reached by calling the special USCSA Nationals toll-free hotline, 1-866-685-9876, or by e-mailing melissa@vacationsinc.com.

Brian Lence, President of Staywinterpark says, “We are delighted that Staywinterpark has once again been selected as a major lodging provider for this event. We have forged a very close relationship with the event coordinators and personnel at the USCSA and were thrilled to learn of the Nationals’ return to Winter Park so soon after the last event here. Staywinterpark has developed a solid history of catering to the specific needs of visiting teams, coaches and families coming to Winter Park for organized competition, and we are thrilled to be given the opportunity of playing our part once more. Two years ago I said that “to have so many young and talented athletes in our midst has been refreshing and energizing”. I am looking forward to more of the same in three weeks’ time.”

Staywinterpark is the largest and longest established rental management company in Winter Park, Colorado having provided private vacation rentals in the Winter Park & Fraser Valley for over 36 years.

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