Mountain Mayhem: Aspen Winternational
The world’s fastest women skiers took on Aspen Mountain’s steep slopes over the weekend for Aspen Winternational. All eyes were on Aspen for the races, which were broadcast live on NBC and NBC Sports. A clip of Mikaela Shiffrin skiing Aspen Mountain in a Broncos jersey also made its way on air during the Patriots/Broncos game Sunday night.
As the only stop of the women’s Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour in the United States, the celebration stretched three days with a giant slalom race on Friday, and slalom races over the weekend. The race course was in prime condition, thanks to early-season snow blanketing the slopes, bolstered by snowmaking crews’ diligent efforts.
As racers charged toward the finish line they were greeted with a sea of color, seeing fans holding banners to international flags mounted on the grandstands and the Sentient Jet hospitality tent and even a handful of spectators in costume cheering them on with flair. For results and more info, visit http://www.usskiteam.com.
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“Without any exception the worst snow storm known since the advent of the railroad west of Leadville has been raging over the crest of the continental divide since last Thursday,” asserted the Aspen Tribune on January 31, 1899.