A skier drops into World Cup race course on Aspen Mountain in 2017.
The 2020 U.S. Alpine Tech Championships (March 28 to 31) at Aspen Highlands and Snowmass not only offer a chance to watch World Cup slalom and giant slalom skiers, but also up-and-coming talent who might one day stand atop World Cup and Olympic podiums. “It’s a very accessible way to see both the current stars of the U.S. Ski Team and the up-and-coming next generation of racers,” says Deric Gunshor, director of event development at Aspen Skiing Comapny Aspen Snowmass is hosting the event with Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team. It immediately follows the 2020 NASTAR National Championships (March 24 to 28) at Snowmass, which overlaps with the U.S. Tech Champs in a side-by-side dual slalom race. Aspen Highlands hosts the slalom and giant slalom races. “It’s easy to watch the finish from the base of Highlands, or take a lap on Thunderbowl and watch from the chair and skier’s-left of the race course,” says Gunshor.
Photography by: Dan Bayer/courtesy of Aspen Skiing Company