Colorado's Telluride Resort, named Rookie Partner of the Year, was a new event site for U.S. Snowboarding in 2009-10, hosting the snowboarding World Cup, which served as a pivotal Olympic qualifying event for top athletes like Olympic champion Seth Wescott.
The resort made the major commitment to host an elite event and provided exclusive pre-season training for snowboardcross and ski cross athletes over the last two years.
According to USSA Vice President, Events Calum Clark, "Telluride delivered a world class event as if the resort had been organizing World Cups for years."
"Our partnership with the USSA began very organically," said Telluride's Executive Director of Resort Services Elizabeth Howe. "It's been a great ride. The USSA is an incredible partner. Everyone has just been absolutely fantastic."