2014 U.S. Alpine Championships returning to Squaw Valley

The U.S. Alpine Championships, which brought thousands of fans to Squaw Valley this spring, will be returning to the resort next year.

Set for March 19-23, the championships will be staged after the XXII Olympic Winter Games, which will be held Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia.

Athletes expected to compete at Squaw include Julia Mancuso, who won the Olympic gold medal in the giant slalom at Turin in 2006 and claimed two silver medals at the 2010 Games in Vancouver; Ted Ligety, Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller and Mikaela Shiffrin.

“It’s great to get to race at my home mountain, and it’s awesome to have Squaw’s support for ski racing,” Mancuso said.

“We had a hugely successful event this year, but will be offering even more programming in 2014 as we welcome our American Olympians home from Sochi with a community-wide celebration honoring athletes across the winter disciplines,” said Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley CEO and president.