The F.I.S. Alpine World Ski Championships are coming to Beaver Creek, Colorado, for the first time since 1999. Time to break out the cowbells. America, at long last, is a ski-racing nation.
The last time Lindsey Vonn got a shot at downhill racing immortality, a painful crash left her icing her knee in Colorado while the world’s fastest scorched the slopes at the Sochi Games. At Krasnaya Polyana, her Olympic downhill crown got split in two by Slovenia’s Tina Maze and Switzerland’s Dominique Gisin, who tied for the 2014 gold.
Miller, Ligety, Mancuso and first-time Olympian Shiffrin headline what may be strongest American ski squad ever.
Even without the injured Lindsey Vonn, winner of 59 World Cup races, the American alpine racing Olympic team looks one of the strongest ever. The U.S. Ski Team announced its Sochi team Sunday. It includes proven medal winners like Bode Miller, Ted Ligety and Julia Mancuso along with an Olympic newcomer—18-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin—who’s already demonstrated that she’s the woman to beat in slalom and has been making impressive inroads in GS. The Games begin in just two weeks, starting with the men’s downhill on Feb. 9 and the women’s super combined on Feb. 10.
The 64th film features some of the hottest skiers ripping some of the best snow in the world.
Warren Miller Entertainment kicks off its 64th film, Ticket to Ride, Friday, Oct. 11 in Salt Lake City. The film, which was shot throughout the world including locations like Kazakhstan, Iceland, Greenland, Colorado, Utah and Alaska, features skiers like Ted Ligety, Sierra Quitiquit, Chris Davenport, Julia Mancuso and more.
“We spent the winter in search of amazing terrain and deep snow, with some of the world’s top skiers in some of the world’s hardest to access ski locales,” says Max Bervy, Warren Miller Entertainment’s managing director.