Posted on October 24, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Start to Vail’s 50th anniversary season marked with homage to resort’s ski racing tradition
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Vail will start its 50th anniversary season in style, as Olympic champions Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Julie Mancuso and other U.S. Ski Team members gather Nov. 15 for the annual Nature Valley First Tracks event, which includes the ceremonial naming of the team and a fan appreciation and autograph session.
The event also kicks off opening weekend at Vail, where the lifts will roll on Nov. 16.
“It’s always fun for me to meet people who are as passionate about skiing as I am. The U.S. Ski Team naming in Vail is a blast and the community really comes out to support us,” said Lindsey Vonn, only the second woman to win four overall World Cup titles, and the first American woman to win an Olympic downhill gold medal. (more…)
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Posted on July 20, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
U.S. Ski Team racers will train for speed events at Copper Mountain starting in Nov. 2011. PHOTO COURTESY FOREST MILLER AND COPPER MOUNTAIN.
New speed center will help racers prep for early season World Cup contests
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — This coming November, Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety — along with the rest of the U.S. Ski Team — will be able train for speed events at Copper Mountain thanks to a new partnership between the resort and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
“The U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper will be a game changer for U.S. athletes,” said USSA president and CEO Bill Marolt. “It will provide unparalleled training for our elite athletes prior to the World Cup season and play an integral role in our strategic development plan for the next generation.” (more…)
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