CNN Article: How US Skiing Great 'Ted the Shred' Became Daddy Cool

By Mary Leader
Nov 03, 2017

To read the full CNN article, please click here.

Deer Valley To Honor Stein Eriksen on Sunday, December 11th

By Mary Leader
Dec 09, 2016

 

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Stein Eriksen and Ted Ligety

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Stein and Ted Share Their Pride In Being Two Of The Five Men To Have Won Three Gold Medals In The Same World Championship

Join Deer Valley Resort, Stein Eriksen Lodge and the town of Park City in celebrating the life and legacy of the late Stein Eriksen on his birthday, December 11th. Festivities including remarks by Bjorn Eriksen, Russ Olsen and Bob Wheaton will begin at 3 PM at the Stein Eriksen Lodge. The Lodge and Deer Valley Resort will offer some of Eriksen's favorite foods. A plaque commemorating Stein Eriksen Day will also be unveiled.

Shred and Slytech To Complete Move To Park City

By Mary Leader
Nov 17, 2016

Welcome home to Shred and Slytech! Founded in Park City ten years ago by Ted Ligety and Carlo Salmini, the companies' US base will complete the move from New Hampshire this month according to an article in The Bicycle Retailer. Click here to read the full article.

Ted Ligety Named Deer Valley Resort's Global Athlete Ambassador

By Mary Leader
Jun 23, 2016

It is a pleasure to announce a partnership between Ted Ligety and Deer Valley Resort. As a Park City resident, two-time Olympic Champion and five-time World Champion, Ted Ligety will be the Global Athlete Ambassador for Deer Valley Resort. Bob Wheaton, Deer Valley Resort President and General Manager, says, “It is an honor to support Ted and his commitment to the sport of skiing. Ted is an incredible athlete hometown hero and global inspiration. We are thrilled that he has chosen to represent the resort in addition to skiing and training here.” For more of the announcement, click here.

Ligety Captures The Gold At World Championships!

By Mary Leader
Feb 13, 2015

Men's Giant Slalom at FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Beaver Creek, CO.

BEAVER CREEK — Olympic champion Ted Ligety reinforced his status as America's greatest giant slalom racer Friday, winning his third straight world championships gold medal in GS with a scintillating second run on a hill he has owned many times before.

It was Ligety's second medal here and the first gold medal for the U.S. at these championships. The other U.S. medals here are a silver and two bronze. Ligety took bronze in combined.

No other man has won three world championships gold medals in GS — consecutively or otherwise.

This one was one of his most precious wins, though. He hit a rock in the season's first World Cup GS race that ruined an edge on his ski and caused him to finish 10th. He won here in December and followed that up with two second-place finishes, but in the last GS before the world championships break he was seventh.

"It's really hard to rank them, but this one is a little more emotional than some of the other ones, just because this year has been a little more of a struggle," Ligety said. "In 2013 (the last world championships), I was winning everything, so it felt like, not a given but that I should be winning it really easily. Same with the Olympics, I was skiing great before that and knew I should be able to win. This one was a bigger question mark, as far as how I was skiing and how I could handle it.

"To be able to come through and pull it off is awesome."

Ligety has owned this slope in GS, winning World Cup races four years in a row and five of the past six years.

"It's an arcers hill, so you have to be really clean on the edge all the way down," Ligety said. "I love racing in the U.S. That's one of the real anomalies for us, being able to race here in the United States. We're always in Europe, so having that extra comfort level of being closer to home and having friends and family support you is huge."

Longtime rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria took the silver medal and Alexis Pinturault of France the bronze. Those three racers have been the best in GS for several years — usually in the order they finished Friday.

"Ted was today in a league of his own," said Germany's Felix Neureuther, who finished fourth.

Ligety was fifth-fastest in the morning run, 0.24 of a second behind Hirscher, but he crushed the second run, beating Hirscher's second run by 0.69 of a second and Pinturault by 0.89.

Ligety was in first and Pinturault second when Hirscher entered the starting gate for his second run.

"For me it was really important to know that Ted had an outstanding run," Hirscher said. "It was definitely easier for me to make a decision in the starting house. I talked to myself and I thought, 'Two chances, no medal or go for it 100 percent.' I have skied definitely my personal 100 percent and I have given everything. Ted is skiing just brilliant, especially here."

John Meyer: jmeyer@denverpost.com or twitter.com/johnmeyer

Ligety Wins GS in Beaver Creek!

By Mary Leader
Dec 08, 2013

Two Americans on the podium as Bode Miller places 2nd

Utah Important Stop on Road to 2014 Winter Games

By Mary Leader
Jun 06, 2013

Nearly a dozen top-level events, including four World Cups and four U.S. Olympic Trials, will grace the state’s slopes, chutes and ice sheets this fall and winter, in the buildup to the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia. Not since the 2002 Salt Lake Games has the state enjoyed such a spectacular winter-sports lineup, which will provide fans the chance to see many of the elite athletes who will be competing for Olympic gold just a few weeks later. Start making plans to be in Park City for some of these fabulous events!

U.S. International Figure Skating Classic: September 11-15, SLC Sports Complex

USOC Media Summit: September 29-October 2,  Waldorf Astoria, Park City

Speedskating World Cup: November 15-17, Utah Olympic Oval, Kearns

Bobsled & Skeleton World Cup: December 6-7, Utah Olympic Park, Park City

Luge World Cup: December 13-14, Utah Olympic Park, Park City

Speedskating Olympic Trials: December 27-Jan. 1, Utah Olympic Oval, Kearns

Nordic Combined & Ski Jumping Olympic Trials:  December 28-29, Soldier Hollow, Midway and Olympic Park, Park City

Short Track Olympic Trials: January 2-5, Utah Olympic Oval, Kearns

U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships: December 31-January 7, Soldier Hollow, Midway

Freestyle Skiing World Cup Aerials & Moguls: January 9-11, Deer Valley Resort, Park City

Freeskiing Grand Prix Halfpipe & Slopestyle: January 17-19, Park City Mountain Resort, Park City

 

 
 
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