Mountain Mayhem: World Cup Finals
The Aspen community came together in the spirit of ski racing for the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals from March 15 through 19. The weather cooperated beautifully throughout the week with blue skies, sunshine and warm temps – setting the stage for five days of thrilling ski racing with scores of spectators along the course and in the grandstands to help welcome them to the finish. A special thanks goes to Aspen Skiing Co. for bringing these incredible races to town, all of the sponsors who ensured their success and the hundreds of volunteers who banded together in the name of skiing. American Mikaela Shiffrin’s overall World Cup title only sweetened the entire experience as she clinched the women’s win for the season. Shiffrin accepted the coveted crystal globe Sunday with aplomb, becoming only the fifth American to win the overall title in the five alpine disciplines (slalom, giant slalom, downhill, super-G and combined) since the inception of the World Cup ski tour in 1967, joining Phil Mahre, Tamara McKinney, Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn for this historic achievement.
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