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It’s not uncommon for Midwest skiers and riders to see world-class athletes training at their home slopes. Otsego’s “O-Park” boasts the only Olympic-sized halfpipe in the region and regularly provides a training ground for the US Ski and Snowboard teams. 

In early 2012, local skiers and riders will get the opportunity to compete on the national stage right in their own backyard. The USSA Revolution Tour unites aspiring skiers and snowboarders to compete in five days of events including halfpipe, slopestyle and skier/boarder-cross. This is a chance for enthusiasts to see history in the making and for young competitors to take the next step toward a career on snow. 

Otsego Club and Resort offers a great venue for the event with plenty of lodging and dining options just steps from the action. After the competition reward yourself with a hearty and elegant meal at Pontresina Steakhouse and save room for the Colossal Messy Sundae.

What: 2012 USSA Revolution Tour’s only Midwest stop

When: Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2012

Cost: $100—includes competition day lift tickets

Registration: Open and filling up fast, click here for more info or to join the waitlist.

Skiing and Riding: Otsego Club and Resort

Stats: 31 trails, five lifts, 22’ Olympic-size halfpipe, 50+ park features

Lift tickets: $60 Adults (18+), $50 Teens (13-17), $40 Juniors (9-12) & Seniors (65+), $5 Children (8 & under)

Best deal: Purchase multiple day tickets together for big savings

Services: Ski/Snowboard School, Rentals, Child Care Center

Pontresina Steakhouse: award-winning fine dining

Appetizers: $6-9

Entrees: $19-36

Dessert: $6-17 (Port w/ figs, bleu cheese and chocolate truffles)

Hours: Opens for the season on Dec. 26—check here for hours of operation

Reservations: 800-752-5510

Hilltop Lodge: Reconstructed in 2008, large luxury guest rooms  

Amenities: Spa, heated outdoor pool, flat screen TVs, high-speed internet, breakfast nooks

Test Drive Weekend: $595 includes two nights accommodations, two days of lift tickets (two Adult, two Child), two breakfasts, blackout dates apply, Blue Spruce Lodge only, limit one per family, per season

Reservations: Click here or call 989-732-5181 ext. 450

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