Julia Mancuso Gets a High Five

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 9, 2009 1:04 am

Better late than never. The U.S. Ski Team’s Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) has had a mediocre season by her standards, but lately has been turning up the heat. The new National Champion was just four points shy of a win Tuesday as she took second during the 10th annual Verbier High Five event sponsored by Carlsberg.

The High Five pits skiers against each other in five competitions throughout the day. The person with the highest cumulative score after competing in the giant slalom, ski cross, speed skiing, the Carlsberg “triathlon” and a parallel slalom reigns supreme.

Super ski star Tina Maze of Slovenia won the event and Chemmy Alcott of Great Britain was third. World Cup overall champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail, CO) finished fourth, just off the podium, but was still able to best her hubbie,Thomas Vonn  (Park City, UT) who finished last in eighth place, in the men’s ski races.