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24 Hours back in ’99

Aspen wasn’t awarded any World Cup ski races for next season by the International Ski Federation, but it is already on the schedule with a women’s super-G and a technical event for fall 2000.

Aspen officials were hoping to pick up a men’s race date that was held in Whistler, British Columbia, last season. But the FIS decided to keep the race in Canada (see related story).

The women’s races will be held early in the 2000-01 season.

Even without World Cup, next season will start with a bang. Aspen Mountain will once again host the popular 24 Hours of Aspen endurance race, according to Skico spokeswoman Rose Abello.

Gulfstream has signed on as the title sponsor again, she said. The aircraft manufacturer signed on last year when Land Rover pulled out.

Next season will be the 12th consecutive running of what’s now known as the Gulfstream 24 Hours of Aspen. It will be held Sunday and Monday, Dec. 12 and 13, from noon to noon.


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