Korbel American Ski Classic brings skiing legends and celebrities to Vail Mountain

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WhatToDo.info, the largest vacation-planning resource for the Vail Valley, is getting excited about the upcoming American Ski Classic.

America’s original Pro/Am celebrity ski event returns to Vail Mountain! On March 20 to 24 as the 2013 Korbel California Champagne American Ski Classic again takes Golden Peak by storm. The event will feature on-hill competitions including the Conway Cup community team race, Volvo Legends Giant Slalom, the Korbel Ford Cup celebrity team racing and the Future Legends Race.

The festivities off the racecourse will also keep guests entertained: a free concert, the Hold ‘em for Hope benefit dinner and auction, and the Legends of Skiing banquet.

The 2013 Korbel American Ski Classic kicks off Wednesday, March 20, with the Conway Cup Community Team Race. In its third year, the Conway Cup presented by Korbel is a community race featuring 40 four-person teams in a dual-format race. The winning team will earn entry into the Korbel Ford Cup, along with VIP access and gift bags. The second and third place teams will also walk away with American Ski Classic swag, like VIP bags, social invitations or VIP access. All proceeds benefit the Conway Family Fund.

Olympic, World Championships and World Cup champions will continue the rivalry on Thursday in the Volvo Legends of Skiing Giant Slalom competition, followed by a special free concert. The Legends will then take on the role of team captains for the Ford Cup celebrity team races, as the teams of five attempt to work their way through a two-day maze of head-to-head racing to emerge with the gold medal and a year’s worth of bragging rights.

Providing a festive backdrop to the action on the racecourse will be a full social schedule, with events including the second annual Hold ‘Em For Hope benefit and the Legends of Skiing Banquet. See below for some event highlights:

Wed, March 20

11:30am to 3pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Conway Cup presented by Korbel – Finals/Awards/Party

3 to 5pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Finals/Awards/Party

Thur, March 21
10:30 to 11:30am
Black Forest Race Area, Vail Mountain
Cindy Nelson Race Clinic

1 to 2:30pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Korbel Ford Cup Handicapping

4:30pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Volvo Legends Giant Slalom Qualifiers

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5pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Volvo Legends of Giant Slalom Race

5:30pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Welcome Party presented by Maui Jim

6pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Volvo Legends Giant Slalom Race – Finals

6:30pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Free Concert

Fri, March 22

2:30pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Future Legends Race

7:30pm
The Sebastian, Vail
Hold ‘Em for Hope Fundraiser

Sat, March 23

2pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Korbel Ford Cup Race Finals

3:45pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Battle of the Legends Relay

7pm
Golden Peak, Vail Mountain
Legends of Skiing Banquet
Invitation Only

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