Record 200,000 Fans Turn Out For Alpine World Championships At Vail/Beaver Creek; On To St. Moritz In 2017

World Championships concludeA record 200,000 spectators came to see the races and evening concerts in Vail Valley over the course of the two-week 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, according to Ceil Folz, president of the organizing committee. This was the third time the event has been held in the Vail Valley.

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Mikaela Shiffrin Defends Gold In World Championship Slalom

Mikaela Shiffrin at WorldsMikaela Shiffrin, 19, from Eagle-Vail, Colo., wasn't to be denied defense of her slalom title on her home turf as the FIS Alpine World Championships wind down at Beaver Creek. But, it took a burst of energy near the end of the course. 

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Ted Ligety Wins First American Gold Medal at World Championships Giant Slalom; Flawless Second Run

Ted Ligety Beaver Creek 2013Ted Ligety made it a flawless second run in the Giant Slalom at the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. Friday to snag the first gold medal for the USA so far in this two-week event with only a weekend to go. 

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USA Medal Count Remains Stalled At World Championships; Shiffrin 8th In Giant Slalom

Red Tail Stadium at Beaver CreekThe stalled American medal count at the FIS Alpine World Championships stayed that way Thursday despite the hopes and cheers of hometown fans filling Beaver Creek’s Red Tail Stadium for a Giant Slalom featuring both Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn. 

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A-Mazing Tina Maze Mines More Gold At Worlds In Alpine Combined; Spoils Austrian Party

Tina MazeAnother day at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. and a third medal for Slovenia’s Tina Maze who once again spoiled the Austrian party. American Lindsey Vonn was seventh in the downhill portion of the women’s Alpine Combined event but straddled a gate atop the slalom course and did not finish.

 

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Ted Ligety's 'Go For It' Slalom Gets Him Bronze After 29th Spot In Downhill In Alpine Combined; Austrian Hirscher Wins

Marcel Hirscher wins Alpine CombinedIt’s about the halfway point of the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. and there’s still no gold for the U.S. trophy case. But, the U.S. men continue to provide some surprises as Ted Ligety picked up a bronze medal in the Alpine Combined (downhill and slalom) on the strength of a “let it all hang out” slalom performance.

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USA's Travis Ganong Joins Two Swiss On Podium; Wins Silver Medal In Downhill At World Championships

Travis Ganong Silver Medal at C

American Travis Ganong found himself sandwiched between two Swiss racers all gracing the podium for the first time at an FIS World Championship. Ganong won a silver medal on the Beaver Creek Birds of Prey course Saturday. The USA's Steve Nyman finished just off the podium by just 0.03 seconds in fourth spot.

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No Fairy Tale Ending At Women's Downhill As Vonn Disappoints In Fifth; Slovenian Star Tina Maze Wins Gold

Tina Maze wins WC downhillThe much ballyhooed and anticipated women's downhill at the FIS Alpine World Championships at Beaver Creek, Colo. is now being bally-hooed in Slovenia where Tina Maze, it's own superstar, won gold in a time of one minute, 45.89. 

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Austrians Stay Golden After Men's super-G Won By Hannes Reichelt At Worlds Thursday; Bode Miller's Comeback Crashes

Mens Super G worldsWhat a difference a day makes. After the men’s super-G at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championship at Beaver Creek, Colo. was postponed Wednesday due to heavy snowfall and high winds. Thursday’s re-scheduled race was staged under dream conditions with blue skies on a well-prepared course. 

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Heavy Snow, Winds Doom Wednesday Men's Super G At Worlds; USA's Bode Miller Back On DH Training Course

Prep for worlds at Beaver CreekThe cold front due to hit Colorado's central Rocky Mountain Range and the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Beaver Creek overnight came in later than forecast, giving race officials who were up on the mountain early in the morning some hope that today's race wouldn’t impacted by the weather. It was not to be.

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Austria's Anna Fenninger Wins First Gold At World Alpine Championships In Colorado; Vonn Gets Bronze In Super G

Anna Menninger wins super G at '15 WorldsThe season long battle between America’s Lindsey Vonn and Austria’s Anna Fenniger played out at Beaver Creek Tuesday and it was Fenninger taking home the first gold medal of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in super G. Slovenia’s Tina Maze won silver and Vonn took bronze.

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America's Steven Nyman Ready To Take On The World This Week In Colorado

Steven Nyman at Val GardenaSteven Nyman’s ski boots were on the podium at the base of Beaver Creek just two months ago, after he pulled off a third place finish in the Audi Birds of Prey downhill. Now he’s back, and he’s carrying a payload of perpetual motion – and stoke. 

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Forest Service Leverages World Championships To Kick Off ‘Responsible Recreation’ Campaign

Forest Service campaign on Vail GondoaSkiers and snowboarders often overlook that most of the thrills and spills they have at a Colorado resort take place with publicly owned lands underfoot.

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Alpine World Championships Underway At Snowy Vail/Beaver Creek; Downhill Training, Opening Ceremonies Monday

Preparations at WorldsThe first training run of the much anticipated women's downhill at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek was postponed from Monday morning until 1 p.m. because of snowy weather. Temps are about 20 degrees. Men's and women's Giant Slalom free skiing has been cancelled for the day. Chances of more snow are good through Wednesday.

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Stoke The Alpine World Ski Championships At Vail/Beaver Creek Feb. 2-15; Expect 'Vonn-A-Mania'

Logo -- Alpine World Ski Championships Vail/BCThe FIS Alpine World Ski Championships are just days away and the stoke is running high in Colorado and, for that matter, all across the ski world.

Lindsey Vonn ready for Alpine Worlds

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SnoCountry’s Best 'Still Room At The Inn' Bets

Pine Lodge Beaver CreekAfter all the great early snowfall this season, right now is the time to plan your last-minute holiday getaway.  Although many lodging options may have been booked up months in advance, there’s still room at the inn for that perfect mountain winter retreat.

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U.S. Men, Women Off To Strong World Cup Weekend Starts; Vonn Back On The Course

Birds of Prey Beaver Creek world CupU.S. Ski Team men and women speed racers got their respective North American World Cup weekends off to strong starts Friday (Dec. 5). 

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Lutsen Mountains Makes Unique Top Five Travel List; Plans To Open Nov. 15

Lutsen MountainsSome of the best skiing in the U.S. is found in some of the least discovered locations, according to Travel Blue Book co-founder Greg Johnson, and the Heartland’s Lutsen Mountains is on that list.

 

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Inside Or Out? Beaver Creek Installs First-Ever Combo Lift In The Rockies

Doppelmayr combo lift (Photo courtesy Doppelmayr Seilbahnen GmbH)

In the ski industry these days, it’s all about choice. And now, at Beaver Creek Resort, skiers and snowboarders can choose a chair or gondola – on the same lift.

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High-Speed, High-Mountain Action Keeps Coming In the Colorado Rockies

Disc Golf at Durango

Nearly half of Colorado’s two dozen resorts have reopened for the summer, cranking up chair lifts, mountain biking trails and base-area entertainment through the Labor Day weekend.

 

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