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Alpine stars set to shine at Aspen Mountain

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Starting Thursday, more than 100 of North America’s top ski racers will descend on Aspen Mountain to take part in a week of racing on the famed “America’s Downhill” World Cup course.

The week will culminate Wednesday, Feb. 16 with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association’s National Championship downhill. The winner will be awarded the Roch Cup, one of the oldest championship trophies in U.S. alpine ski racing history.

Members of the U.S. Ski Team are expected to take part, including Steve Nyman, Travis Ganong, Julia Ford and Georgia Simmerling. Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club alum Wiley Maple, who made his World Cup downhill debut in January at Wengen, Switzerland’s famed Lauberhorn, is returning home to compete.

AVSC athletes slated to take part include: J2 national champion Katie Ryan, Kate Mickey, Sarah Gregory, Julia Mueller-Ristine, Alexandra Pavon, Bobby Moyer, Meed Geary, Brannen Haderle, Kevin Hartmann, Devon Cardamone, Micah Evonitz and Nathan Wood.

“We’re excited to host the current and future stars of the U.S. Ski Team and provide them with a warm Aspen welcome,” AVSC executive director Mark Cole said in a news release. “Our alpine coaching staff has worked hard alongside the Aspen Skiing Company Aspen Mountain race crew to prepare the course and make this a world-class event.”

For more information, visit http://www.teamavsc.org/events.


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