SUN VALLEY, Idaho. — The 2021 Phillips 66 Masters National Championships have been canceled as pandemic problems persist.
A statement on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard website reads, “The National Committee is sad to report that the 2021 Masters National Championships is officially canceled. Sun Valley has decided that they are unable to host the event this year, as much uncertainty still remains with COVID and events. Considerable effort was made to put together a plan that would allow our championships event to be held following all applicable COVID guidelines, but unfortunately, it is not to be this season. All divisions have training and racing planned over the next few months and we encourage you to enjoy those opportunities. We look forward to gathering as a National group in 2022.”
The event had been scheduled for March 15 – 20. Park City has famously fostered Masters racing at Park City Mountain for decades. Master ski racing athletes are age 18 and older and it’s not uncommon for multi-generations to compete in the same race.