You're invited: ISHA Awards Banquet: Squaw Valley, March 23, 2018

ISHA Awards Banquet at Squaw Valley, March 23, 2018

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The International Skiing History Association's 26th Annual Awards Banquet will be held at Squaw Valley's Olympic Village Dining Hall, the historic mess hall for athletes at the 1960 Winter Olympics.

ISHA partners with the U.S. Ski Team's NASTAR Finals, to celebrate NASTAR's 50th Anniversary. The recreational standard racing program launched in 1967, created by SKI Magazine and its editor, John Fry.

Schedule of events

Go here for updated schedule, effective March 18

Monday, March 19 to Wednesday, March 21
NASTAR registration, training, clinics, course inspections

Wednesday, March 21
3pm ISHA registration desk open at Plumpjack

Thursday, March 22

  • 10am NASTAR Team Race (ISHA to enter one or more teams)
  • 3:30pm NASTAR rock concert at KT22 Base
  • 6:30pm ISHA reception at home of Eddy and Osvaldo Ancinas. Racing community reunion, Olympic Museum presentation, remarks on Squaw’s impressive ski racing history

Friday, March 23

  • 8am to 10am ISHA Ski Historians Colloquium, Olympic Village conference room: Breakfast service
  • 10am to 3pm ISHA Mountain Tours with inspection of 1960 Olympic race courses; lunch on mountain
  • 11:30am Informal lunch at Sandy's Pub, Resort at Squaw Creek
  • 1:00pm Demonstration of traditional Chinese Tuvan skiing, and California longboard racing. Resort at Squaw Creek.
  • 5:00pm ISHA cash bar reception, Olympic Village Dining Hall
  • 6:30-9:30pm ISHA 26th Annual Awards Banquet, Olympic Village Dining Hall. Tickets on sale now!

Saturday, March 24

  • 8:30am-4pm ISHA Board Meeting, Olympic Village conference room: Coffee service
  • 5-9pm NASTAR/US Ski Team awards ceremony and reception, Olympic House (NASTAR credentials required) – possible NASTAR history presentation

Sunday, March 25

10:30am-1pm Liberty Mutual NASTAR Race of Champions

Hotel reservations: 

  • ISHA Headquarters: Plumpjack Inn. At the Plumpjack ask for the ISHA group rate. Call 800-323-7666 and ask for the ISHA block rate.
  • Squaw Valley Village: 10% discount; three-night minimum March 21-25. Call 888-767-1907 or book online (discount applied automatically at this link).

Because more than 1,000 NASTAR participants are coming in for the Finals, rooms are in tight supply. Book early!

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