Skiing fans are invited to get up close with the 2011 U.S. Alpine Ski Team when the Team is unveiled on Saturday, Nov. 6 during a public celebration in Vail, Colorado, home of the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.
Vancouver medalists Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Andrew Weibrecht and 2006 Olympic champion Ted Ligety are expected to attend the free celebration, which will be followed by an autograph session with the Team.
The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. MT with music, videos, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies in Vail Square in Lionshead. Cheer cards, pom poms and other items will be available for fans to help cheer on the team as they’re introduced and brought on stage for a short kids press conference. The on-stage portion will be followed by an autograph session with the athletes.
In partnership with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, the U.S. Ski Team will kick off a training block earlier that day on Golden Peak and fans are also invited to come out and watch from the base area from 7-10:30 a.m.
To bring awareness to winter’s kickoff and the start of the U.S. Ski Team training at Vail, several athletes took the time during the Soelden World Cup opener to invite the public to share in the festivities: