Olympic champion Bill Johnson remains in extremely critical but stable condition following surgery for injuries suffered in an accident at the Chevy Truck U.S. Alpine ChampionshipsThursday at The Big Mountain in Montana.
The best thing about Whiteface is the worst thing about Whiteface: no slopeside condos, no base village, just trees. That, of course, means uncluttered scenery-and a 10-mile commute to nearby Lake Placid for lodging.
The gold medal was decided, or so everyone thought. Bode, The Herminator and the rest of Alpine skiing's big boys were already done for, and a few were even congratulating the apparent champ at the bottom of the hill.