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Aspen Peak - 2016 - Issue 2 - Winter

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ASPENPEAK-MAGAZINE.COM  65 PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEXIS BOICHARD/AGENCE ZOOM/GETTY IMAGES THE BEST OF THE BEST …DESCEND ASPEN MOUNTAIN AT THIS SPRING'S FIS WORLD CUP FINALS. BY PAUL E. ANNA It's on. From March 15 through 19, the world's fastest skiers will take to the slopes of Aspen Mountain as they come to compete in the 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals. This is the first time the Finals, the ultimate event of each World Cup season, have been staged in Aspen, and the first time they have been held in America in 20 years. Not only do the Finals mark the return of the men's World Cup races after a 15-year hiatus, they also herald a new age for ski racing in Aspen: For America's most famed ski town, it doesn't get any better than hosting the world's best. As the competi- tors get ready to ride town's historic Lift 1A to the top of the mountain to test their mettle, Aspen Peak takes a look at the numbers... Tuck, up, and away! Junior Champion Marco Odermatt of Switzerland races the Giant Slalom in the 2016 Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Finals in St. Moritz. The Finals come to Aspen in 2017 for the first time ever. SCENE EVERYBODY 'S TALKIN G ABOU T...

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