Lindsey Vonn and Maria Riesch: good buddies, good competitors

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 12, 2009 10:54 am

Lindsey Vonn and Maria Riesch are good buddies. They’re also competitors. That’s one of the reasons ski racing is such a great competitive sport. Yes, you do compete against others for that podium spot, but at the end of the day, you’re really just competing against yourself.

Both Lindsey and Maria have been hard at work training for this weekend’s slalom races in Levi, Finland. Maria will be defending her World Cup slalom title in the women’s race on Saturday. She started the circuit with an 18th place finish in the GS in Soelden, Austria. Lindsey came in ninth in that one. 

Just for some midday work distraction, check out this video of pals Lindsey and Maria at a photo shoot in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Good luck this weekend girls!


Lindsey Vonn photo courtesy of                                                                                                                                    Maria Reisch photo courtesy of