Julia Mancuso arrives at this weekend’s season-ending U.S. National Championships in Winter Park, Colorado fresh off the success of her first World Cup victory in four years in what was on paper the second-best season of her career.
Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, Bode Miller, and Ted Ligety have been training in Vail. On Saturday, November 6, the 2010-2011 U.S. Alpine Team roster was announced. Here are some photos from their training and the event.
Downhill–with its autobahn speeds and spectacular crashes—may be the mountain's riskiest event, but the turny, precise technical courses demand a level of exactitude unmatched in the Winter Olympic arena.