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Best spots to scope out the action

Aspen Times Staff Report

The super G: It’s fast, action-packed and covers a heck of a lot of ground.

So where’s the best spot to see and feel the action?

According to the Aspen Skiing Co., the best place to take it all in is at the bottom of the course, in the comfort of the brand-new grandstand.

The Skico has erected a huge viewing area that not only offers a grand view of the skiers blazing into the finish line, but hot drinks and cookies and a huge viewing screen that will follow the racers’ progress from top to bottom.

“I’d watch from the grandstand,” advised Jim Hancock, chief of race. “Really, the best place to watch the whole race is on television.”

The grandstand is also the best place to watch the slalom races on Saturday. The entire course will be visible from the stands, said Hancock.

For those wanting to get a more intimate feel for the speed of the racers and the dangers they face, the Skico recommends heading up to Gwyn’s restaurant near the Ruthie’s lift. Fans can kick back with a drink and a snack on the deck and watch the racers as they tear through the most dangerous part of the course.

But most importantly, no matter where you choose to take in the action, bring your cowbells and make plenty of noise.


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