When the FIS Alpine World Cup circuit comes stateside for its annual domestic swing this winter, two Colorado resorts - Aspen/Snowmass and Vail/Beaver Creek - will host a record seven events in two weeks, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association announced.
A continual light snow that started before dawn and racing first in the field of 63 skiers didn't faze Caroline Lalive as she collected the third top-three result of her World Cup career and the women's first podium result of the season.
Former two-time World Cup downhill champion Picabo Street nailed the bottom section Thursday and hung-up her best World Cup result since 1998, finishing sixth in the opening DH of the season. She led three other teammates into the top 20.