January 19th, 2012
Lassila to be honored in Snowbasin Utah
2010 Olympic Champion aerial skier, Lydia Lassila will have a gondola cabin dedicated to her on Sunday 29th January, at the Snowbasin resort in Utah.
Snowbasin is the North American home base of the Australian Aerial Skiing program – “the Flying Kangaroos” and a long term supporter of Lassila and her team mates on the National Team.
Lassila who gave birth to her first child in May, 2011 is on track to return to international competition in late 2012, in the quest to defend her Olympic Championship. Lassila will be joining other members of the Flying Kangaroos in Utah, for a ski camp at the end of January.
Lassila commented from her home in Melbourne Australia: “I am so thrilled that Snowbasin have chosen to recognize me. I look forward to being at Snowbasin at the end of the month, meeting all of our many friends in the community, and just cannot wait to put my skis on and head out skiing.“
Olympic Winter Institute of Australia Chairman, Geoffrey J Henke AO, praised the resort upon learning of the recognition of Lassila:
”Snowbasin has been just so important for our athletes, it really is the Crown Jewel of ski resorts, and our team has been extremely fortunate to have had the benefit of training and skiing at a World Class facility.
We are appreciative that Lydia will be the second of our athletes to be honored with a gondola car dedication, joining 2002 Olympic Champion Alisa Camplin. As an organization we are very proud to have Mrs. Carol Holding as the only honorary member of the Flying Kangaroos, and we remain thankful to Carol and her husband Earl for their ongoing support of our young athletes”
Contact for more information:
Steve Rogers PhD – Manager North American Operations
Steve.Rogers@owia.org +1801 698 3819