Svindal wins Men's Downhill at Beaver Creek

Aksel Lund Svindal won the 2013 Men's Downhill on the "BOPter" hybrid course at Beaver Creek in frigid and near white-out conditions.
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Aksel Lund Svindal (NOR)
  • Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller (Franconia, NH) finished 13th, the top spot for the U.S. Ski Team at the Audi Birds of Prey downhill.
  • The downhill course combined the upper part of Raptor, the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships women’s speed track, and the bottom part of the traditional Audi Birds of Prey men’s course.
  • The U.S. Ski Team pulled out five top-30 results, including Travis Ganong (Squaw Valley, CA) finishing on the heels of Miller in 15th.
  • U.S. teammates Steven Nyman (Sundance, UT), Marco Sullivan (Squaw Valley, CA) and Erik Fisher (Middleton, ID) went 21, 28 and 29.
  • World Cup giant slalom champion Ted Ligety (Park City, UT) finished 42nd, starting late in the pack just as snow began turn heavier.
  • Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal took the victory, for his second career downhill win in Beaver Creek
  • The downhill will be broadcast at 10 p.m. EST on NBC Sports Network.
  • Saturday, the men head back up the hill for super G on the Raptor-Prey hybrid course, where World Champion Ligety (Park City, UT) will be gunning for the podium. The race will air live on NBCSN at 2:00 p.m. EST.
Highlights Courtesy USSA News Bureau

Canadian Eric Guay was quickest in training on the Men's Downhill hybrid course.

Eric's countryman, Manuel Osborne-Paradis showed he was saving a little bit for later by goofing off with an attempted spread eagle over Red Tail during his training run.

Manuel Osborne-Paradis (CDN)

Sure was warmer when the girls were here.
Ragnhild Mowinckel (NOR)