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Vail to host homecoming celebration for Vonn

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VAIL, Colorado – Vail Mountain is hosting a homecoming celebration on Sunday at 3 p.m. for World Cup ski champion Lindsey Vonn to commemorate a record-setting season.

“It’s been a truly incredible season, and I can’t wait to get back to Vail and celebrate with my friends and fans,” Vonn said. “The support and encouragement I continue to receive from the Vail community is one of the things that keeps me motivated to do my best.”

During the 2011-12 season, Vonn won 12 World Cup races and became the first American ever to win four World Cup Overall titles and only one of two female skiers in the world to do so. She has won a total of 53 World Cup races throughout her career to date.

The homecoming festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. in Arrabelle Square in Lionshead. Fans can get free snacks and commemorative items while supplies last. Following the celebration in town, fans are invited to meet Vonn and get her autograph until 5 p.m.

While she was born in Burnsville, Minn. in 1984, Vonn considers Vail her hometown as she and her family commuted to Vail for training for several years before finally moving there permanently in the late ’90s to further her racing career. Vonn lives at the The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Vail.

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Vonn signed a four-year deal to represent Vail Resorts in 2009.

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