Just hours before the scheduled training sessions today in Aspen, CO, the Local Organization Committee (LOC) announced that the training was canceled. The first of two Downhill races is scheduled for this Friday, March 3, 2023, but the course is currently not finished. The International Ski Federation ‘FIS’ decided that the race course needed more prep work, therefore training could not proceed. It is anticipated that training will commence tomorrow and the extra day will be sufficient to finish course prep to FIS standard.
The Men’s FIS World Cup in Aspen consists of two Downhill events and a Super-G event and the world’s speed elite is expected to be in attendance. We can expect to see World Cup overall top-ranked skier Marco Odermatt from Switzerland, as well as Downhill leader Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, to defend their point lead in the FIS rankings.
The Team USA men’s speed team will consist of Ryan Cochran-Siegle, Travis Ganong, Jared Goldberg, Bryce Bennett, Sam Morse, Erik Arvidsson, Wiley Maple, River Radamus, and Kyle Negomir.
From Alpine Canada we can expect to see James Crawford, Cameron Alexander, Broderick Thompson, Jeffrey Read and Kyle Alexander.
Tickets for the event can be purchased on the Aspen Snowmass Website.