Lindsey Vonn & Thanksgiving in Aspen = the Anti-Detroit Lions

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on August 11, 2009 4:10 pm

 

Thanksgiving weekend usually means football to the sporting fan.  But, let’s face it, with the Detroit Lions forced upon us each year, the games usually stink.  We are then left without a satisfying sports fix for the Turkey holiday.

Enter Lindsey Vonn!  The two-time defending overall World Cup champ will fill your Thanksgiving weekend with non-caloric happiness.  The Aspen Winternational with two World Cup races will feature Lindsey Vonn and Torino Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso.

The two races are being dubbed as an “Olympic preview”.  It will be your only chance to watch the ladies compete in the World Cup on American soil.  The first race is a giant slalom on Saturday, November 28.  Sunday’s race is a slalom. 

“We are really pleased with the long term partnership we have with Aspen,” said U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Vice President Events Calum Clark. “It is a massive undertaking to prepare a World Cup slope for Thanksgiving weekend, but Aspen has always produced incredible snow conditions for what truly is a world class event.”

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