In Park City, Utah, stands the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Center of Excellence, which helps American winter sport athletes train year round for the Olympics and other world-class competitions. Athletes have called it a game-changer over the years.
Olympic champions Jonny Moseley and X Games Gold Medalist Maggie Voisin recently hosted a virtual fundraiser from the Center that also included an appearance from two-time Gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin.
The Center of Excellence was designed to bring all sports together as One Team, and is an international showcase for American skiing and snowboarding. It is the most significant project for athletes in U.S. Ski & Snowboards more than century-old history. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Center of Excellence is a state-of-the-art facility designed to serve today’s athletes with world-class facilities and to strengthen the development of tomorrow’s Olympic skiers and snowboarders. It was designed to replicate the style and feel of a college campus, inspiring athletes to a higher level of athletic excellence!
The Center of Excellence was funded by private donations from the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Legacy Campaign endowment fund started in 1999, so no money was diverted from athletic programs. In fact, the Legacy Campaign contributes millions of dollars to funding to U.S. Ski & Snowboard athletic programs annually. The Center of Excellence opened May 1, 2009.
The 85,000-square-foot Center of Excellence sits on five acres and blends the best of high-performance athletic facilities including strength-training areas, a gymnasium, ski and snowboarding ramps, trampolines, a nutrition center and recovery/rehabilitation facilities.