Throwback Thursday goes to Levi & Aspen 2012

09 September 2013 09:56
Kalle Palander - Levi
Kalle Palander - Levi -
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The sun is shining and the weather is fine… but there are plenty of us who still longingly think about last winter. So as promised, this Thursday, Fisalpine wants to again take you back for a moment and help you relive the best moments of the past season...

Today we are bringing you back to Levi and Aspen!

 

When: 10. – 11. 11. 2012

Where: Levi, Finland

What: Slalom ladies and men

Who Won:

1stplace

HOEFL-RIESCH Maria GER

MYHRER Andre SWE

2ndplace

POUTIAINEN Tanja FIN

HIRSCHER Marcel AUT

3rdplace

SHIFFRIN Mikaela USA

BYGGMARK Jens SWE

Of all the World Cup tour stops, the Lapland one is always special. Apart from the exotic scenery, Levi is unique as the whole town lives for the event. The walk up to the finish area is a showcase for the best products of the region and having a local skier in the lead just added to the experience. In the end, Maria Höfl-Riesch “stole” the show from home favorite Tanja Poutiainen while 17-year-old Mikaela Shiffrin earned her second career podium.

The next day, defending champ André Myhrer started the new season as he ended the previous one, on the top. His fellow countryman Jens Byggmark rounded out the podium, making it his first top three result since 2008.

One of the legends of the sport retired in Levi. As a forerunner, Kalle Palander skied his last World Cup run, saying goodbye to what has been his world since his debut in Madonna di Campiglio back in 1996.

 

 

When: 24. – 25. 11. 2012

Where: Aspen, USA

What: Ladies’ giant slalom and slalom

Who Won:

 

GIANT SLALOM

SLALOM

1stplace

MAZE Tina SLO

ZETTEL Kathrin AUT

2ndplace

ZETTEL Kathrin AUT

SCHILD Marlies AUT

3rdplace

REBENSBURG Viktoria GER

MAZE Tina SLO

 

Bluebird skies and hard snow made for an exciting ladies’ tech weekend in the US Rockies. Tina Maze continued her winning momentum, absolutely dominating the field as she won the giant slalom by almost a second. Aspen held up to its reputation as a challenging hill, with many racers struggling to find a clean line.

One of the toughest slalom stops on the ladies tour also proved that racers needed to at- tack, fight, and risk it all if they wanted to win. The lady who laid it all out on the line was Kathrin Zettel. With very few mistakes and two amazing runs, she scored a well-deserved win.