Fans of U.S. Ski Team rookie moguls skier Jeremy Cota grin and bare it at the cold Olympic Trials in
Steamboat, Colo. Cota, from Carrabassett Valley Academy, took second behind Patrick Deneen.
The last guys out of town
don’t only get to turn out the
lights, but at World Cup sites
they also get seats in the best
restaurants. Four gentlemen
found themselves at a table in
a scantily populated ski town
recently as the tour moved out
and were amused when a cougar
approached the table and of-
fered herself in no uncertain
fashion. The young waitress had
waited patiently to the side and
when the feline had left asked if
anyone wanted dessert. “I think
we were just offered some,” one
of the men replied.
“That,” she said, “is not on OUR
Rolex, make room for duct tape
Not only is Lindsey Vonn lobbying for a duct tape spon-
sorship (she’s already sponsored by Rolex) following
her unfortunate crash in the Lienz giant slalom, but she
is also becoming an expert on arm braces.
After the 2009 incident (the World Championships
Champagne mishap) that left Vonn in an arm brace,
necessitating that her pole be duct-taped to her hand
while racing, Vonn had a collection of different arm
braces for different functions.
“Seriously, I never knew there were so many ways
to wrap up a hand,” Vonn said from Zagreb, where the
pain in her hand prevented her from skiing as she nor-
mally does. “This injury is definitely different. It hurts
a lot more when I ski. But at least I kind of know the
Sadly, none of the arm/hand contraptions she’s come
across so far are capable of stopping the shooting
pain in her hand the smarting when she smacks slalom
gates. As we all know, however, the two-time World
Cup overall winner and world champion heals quickly.