Aspen Ready For Vonn, Mancuso and World Cup Opener

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 4, 2009 1:25 pm

Aspen’s already gearing up for the ladies to come to town. World champion Lindsey Vonn (Vail-Ski-Resort” title=”Vail” alt=”Vail” target=”Self”>Vail, CO) and Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso (Olympic Valley, CA) will again headline the Audi FIS World Cup in Aspen over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Winternational is one of the tour’s most classic stops, and the only American stop for the U.S. Ski Team women before the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Last year the event was extremely snowy yet organizers managed to pull off the World Cup without a hitch. Olympic Snowboarder Chris Klug was on hand for the action, and hosted a welcoming party for U.S. Ski Team athletes at his family’s downtown Aspen hotel.


photo: USSA