He won two Olympic gold medals, experienced one of the most horrific crashes in racing history, and nearly lost a leg in a motorcycle accident. The Austrian bricklayer turned ski legend won 54 World Cup races and four overall World Cup titles. In October, Hermann Maier announced his retirement. Here are six takes on what his career meant to skiers.
Transue can do a 360, enjoys old Warren Miller movies, and likes to listen to the Vermont-based jam band Strangefolk before he races. We chatted with him during a pre-World Cup training day at Copper.
We caught up with Mike Meyers, a science and operations officer at the National Weather Service, to find out where the snow from this early season storm is piling up and whether this means we’re in for a snowy winter.