Fierce competitors Lindey Vonn and Maria Riesch spend Christmas together

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 24, 2010 1:21 pm

Lindsey Vonn and Maria Riesch are arguably the best female skiers on the planet.  Fierce competitors that battle each other each and every week on the World Cup of skiing.  So naturally it makes perfect sense that the two don’t like each other, right?  Wrong.  The two are very close friends and the have started a tradition where Lindsey and her beau spend Christmas with Maria in Garmisch Partenkirchen.  My sister lives there and i have been there several times.  It is an amazing ski town with incredible mountain views and fantastic locals.  I wish i was there eating yummy German food, gluvine and schnitzle.  I wonder if that is part of a world class athletes diet!?  Anyway, Lindsey posted this on her facebook page.  If you are a fan, like her because she regularly posts and talks about what she’s going through….


photo: getty images/AFP Emmanuel Dunand

“Merry Christmas everyone! I’ll be celebrating Christmas with Maria Riesch and her family in Garmisch again this year. It has become a great tradition that Thomas and I very much enjoy. The Riesch family is always so nice and welcoming, it’s so nice to have a home away from home for the holidays! Happy holidays! xo LV”