It was a day at Beaver Creek, Colo. that may well have set the stage for Olympic drama in February. American champion Ted Ligety won his fourth straight Audi FIS World Cup Giant Slalom pushed by the USA’s Bode Miller coming back from a year off recovering from injury.
The Lindsey Vonn recovery watch continues and it looks better every day for the American champion as she rebounds from injury and pushes toward Sochi. Vonn finished 11th in the second weekend downhill at Lake Louise, Alberta, leaping 29 spots from Friday’s 40th place result on her more cautious first race day back.
America’s Lindsey Vonn finally began what she hopes will be a two-month return to glory in February in the Sochi Winter Olympics. Vonn finished 40th at Lake Louise, Canada on a course she has dominated. But, all that mattered this time was she’s back.
UPDATE 12/5: Lindsey Vonn will definitely return to the race course Friday (Dec. 6) for the first of two downhills at Lake Louise. She skipped the second training run, saying she has the course “dialed in.”
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Just when it looked like Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn was on the road to a comeback in time for the Sochi Games in February, she crashed once again Tuesday in a downhill training run at Copper Mountain, Colo. She was not admitted to the hospital, however, and underwent an MRI in nearby Vail.
Summer was certainly good. But, winter looks really, really good according the monthly report issued this week by DestiMetrics. Western U.S. lodges are in a position to post record breaking numbers.
It didn’t take long for the USA’s teen star Mikaela Shiffrin from Eagle-Vail, Colo. to make it clear her stunning performances last winner were no fluke. Shiffrin, 18, dominated the opening World Cup slalom in Levi, Finland Saturday with a wire-to-wire victory.
It’s early and snow cover, depth, run length and number of lifts running varies across North America’s ski resorts. But, if you’re ready to play, more than 42 ski areas are ready help you do it this weekend (Nov. 16-17).
Thousands of fans were on hand as the U.S. Alpine Ski Team was named for the new season. Olympic gold medalists Ted Ligety, Bode Miller, and Lindsey Vonn were on hand, as was World Champion Michaela Shiffrin.
Freestyle skiing champions, a film producer and a ski show pioneer were among those named to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame in an announcement this week by Co-Chair Bernie Weichsel.
Soelden, Austria hosted the season’s first Audi FIS Alpine World Cup action over the weekend with Americans Ted Ligety and Michaela Shiffrin in form for the Olympic year.