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A world-class performance

Dear Editor:

Aspen did it again! This past weekend Aspen hosted the 2010 Winternational World Cup, and it was a smashing success. Numerous international coaches and athletes praised the event as being perfect. The weather, the course conditions and the organization made for a world-class event. The races showed the world that Aspen is a truly special place.

Hosting such an event takes a lot of effort from a lot of people. A hearty “thank-you” goes out to the 400 or so volunteers who donated their time. There is no way I could thank everyone, but I would like to note a few people who made the races such a success. The race organizers Nancy, Jen and Leslie somehow managed to keep everything running smoothly. Jim Hancock and his course crew did a remarkable job.

Of special note are the groomers from Aspen Mountain and the alpine coaches from the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club.

Steve Fischer and his staff of snowcat operators put in a several weeks worth of all-nighters getting the trail into such perfect condition. The course conditions received rave reviews from everyone. Thanks, Steve, Andy, Brad, Jess and Jarrod.

The AVSC coaches volunteered a ridiculous amount of hours, making the race the best it could possibly be. Their tireless efforts were well-noted by the course crew, as well as the director of the World Cup, who ranked them as good as any crew in the world. Congrats on a job well done!

Thanks again to everyone involved. Let’s do it again next year!

Pat Callahan

chief of course, Aspen Winternational

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