SCHLADMING, Austria (AP) — The U.S. Ski Team's finish atop the medals table has been a perfect lead-in to the next world championships — on home snow in Vail-Beaver Creek, Colorado, in 2015.
Organizers finished cutting two new women's courses in Beaver Creek over the summer alongside the existing men's Birds of Prey track. All medal events for the Feb. 2-15, 2015 championships will be in Beaver Creek, while Vail — which is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) away — will host the team event and qualifying races.
It's the third time Vail-Beaver Creek is hosting the worlds after 1989 and 1999 and the fourth overall in the U.S. after Aspen in 1950. U.S. standout Lindsey Vonn lives in Vail and rising talent Mikael Shiffrin is from Eagle-Vail, just west of Vail.