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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

New Saab/Salomon X Wing Rally at Squaw Valley USA

Squaw Valley USA is getting the chance to host the excitement of all-mountain skiing with a new hot-blooded series: The Saab/Salomon X Wing Rally. This is a unique all-mountain event challenging skiers to explore their favourite resort from top to bottom, for a chance to win a trip to Europe. The Saab/Salomon X Wing Rally will take place in Squaw Valley USA on February 3, 2007.

It is one of five U.S. based Saab/Salomon X Wing Rally events taking place this winter. Other resorts hosting the X Wing Rally are Crystal Mountain in Michigan, Copper Mountain in Colorado, Loon Mountain in New Hampshire and Killington in Vermont. At each event, fifty teams of two explore inbound terrain and use scavenger hunt tactics to seek out check points. Participants accumulate points by finding waypoints, sighting targets, and tracking vertical, there is no set course or strategy. Teams have the freedom to ski and explore the mountain on their own terms. Participants can opt to be outfitted with Salomon X Wing All Mountain skis, ideal for tackling any type of terrain and snow conditions. Each team will be provided Suunto S6 watches and digital cameras to track vertical and document targets.

The top three teams from the Squaw Valley event will be entered into a lottery to win a trip to Europe to participate in the Saab/Salomon TransAlp X Wing Rally, the ski experience of a lifetime. Over 300,000 vertical feet will be skied as teams traverse the Alps in a Saab 93 Aero Combi and ski 7 resorts in one week; 3 Vallees, Chamonix, Cervinia, Zermatt, St Moritz, St Anton and Soelden.

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