SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23) – Olympic champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will reset the numbers Sunday, starting his journey towards a sixth giant slalom title as he seeks a fourth straight win in the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup season opener in Soelden. Ligety, along with teammates and fellow Olympic champions Bode Miller (Franconia, NH), Julia Mancuso (Squaw Valley, CA) and Mikaela Shiffrin (Eagle-Vail, CO) will open the World Championship season among the favorites this weekend on the Rettenbach Glacier, where over a meter of new snow has fallen. Universal Sports Network will cover the action live both Saturday with women's giant slalom and Sunday for the men.
Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) will go for a fourth straight opener win when the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup debuts this weekend in Soelden.
2014 Snowball Bash in San Francisco Raises Funds for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation
SAN FRANCISCO (October 23, 2014) – The stars were out inside San Francisco’s venerable Bimbo’s 365 Saturday (Oct. 18) as the Bay Area greeted Olympic champions at the San Francisco Snow Ball, a benefit for the athletes of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). Olympic and World Champions from Tiburon’s own Jonny Moseley to Tahoe’s David Wise to freestyle World Champion Jeremy Bloom mixed it up in retro ski attire, with emcee Trace Worthington, himself a World Champion freestyle skier, introducing over a dozen Olympians. Fans danced the night away to the music of Crossroads while raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support America’s Olympians.
SOELDEN, Austria (Oct. 23) - The rolling green fields above the Austrian mountain village of Soelden turned white overnight, with up to a meter of fresh snow blanketing the Rettenbach Glacier. Crews worked feverishly overnight to clear the alpine highway from Soelden to the glacier, with the piste opened for race and television support Thursday afternoon. U.S. Ski Team athletes relaxed at their hotel, cleared snow off the Team's Audis and played in the fresh falling snow. The women open Saturday, men on Sunday, with Universal Sports Network providing live coverage.
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