US Ski Team to start Training at Vail's Gold Peak

Vail, Colorado - Snowmaking started Monday on the Golden Peak Race trail with about 25 snow guns starting up around mid-day, said Paul Fillion, senior director of mountain operations for Vail Mountain.  He expected the guns to continue blowing snow throughout the night and into the next two days. The guns turn on automatically when temperatures drop below 32 degrees, he said.

The racecourse will once again attract some star power this year. Lindsey Vonn is scheduled to start training there Nov. 2, along with up to 30 members of the men's U.S. Ski Team, said Nigel Cooper, director of program development for Ski and Snowboard Club Vail. As many as 30 members of the womens' U.S. ski team are scheduled to begin training at Golden Peak Nov. 5, he said.

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