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Vail Daily letter: Great Birds of Prey

The world’s best alpine skiing athletes once again descended upon Beaver Creek this past weekend for the 2015 Audi Birds of Prey. The crowd filled Red Tail stadium with cheers as our U.S. Ski Team athletes, including Ted Ligety, Andrew Weibrecht, Steve Nyman and Travis Ganong, ripped down the course. Ligety and Weibrecht walked away from the weekend with second- and third-place podium finishes in the super-G.

The Audi Birds of Prey race weekend continues to be a highlight of the Audi FIS Alpine World Cup circuit. This amazing event would not be possible without the great work of the Vail Valley Foundation, the Talon Crew, Beaver Creek Resort and the whole Vail Valley community. On behalf of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, I would like to thank everyone involved with this year’s race and all the fans who came out to support our athletes.

Tiger Shaw

President and CEO, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association