World Cup Skiing-Women’s GS Training

November 24, 2006 | By Jed Jacobsohn | Creative, Olympics

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The Women’s World Cup Skiing event made the annual stop in Aspen, Colorado, starting two weeks of skiing in Colorado, with the Giant Slalom and Slalom being run over the weekend and then a week of men’s skiing in Beaver Creek. Today was the first official day of training for the women, which consisted of a “free ski” with no gates on the race hill for 45 minutes.

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Julia Mancuso is now the undisputed star of the US team, having won the Gold Medal at the Olympics in Italy this year. The pressure is on for her to keep up her winning ways, especially skiing back in her home country. All the top female skiers are here, so it will be a good opportunity for her to perform well.

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Today was a relatively low pressure day for the skiers and the race officials. As a photographer, you could just about go where you wanted with out getting in anyone’s way, like a coach of a TV guy. So it is a good opportunity to go try to get some different pictures than what you would get on race day. Ski photography is very weather dependant, so hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate with us over the next couple of days…although they could really use some snow here!

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