Looking for some excitement in California this weekend? Head to Mammoth Mountain where the two most recent Olympic gold medalists and a select group of fierce competitors compete for both team and individual glory.
Newly crowned Olympic combined champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) punched through the second run of a weathered-delayed giant slalom Sunday to claim the first World Cup victory of his young career in a race where the top four skiers were just four-hundredths of a second apart.
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.