The Méribel downhill Skiing World Cup is always something of a grand finale to the racing circuit, and this year was no exception. With her seventh downhill title on Wednesday, Lindsey Vonn has matched the records for the most downhill titles with Austrian Annemarie Moser-Proell.
Speaking of her downhill victory on Wednesday, Vonn said “It’s incredible. To come back this year to get the downhill title again and to have an amazing season means so much.”
This is no small feat given her two serious knee injuries in 2013. And on Thursday, the American won the super-G race to equal Swedish legend Ingemar Stenmark’s record of 19 World Cup titles. This World Cup win was her 67th, a women’s record.
With Anna Fenninger of Austria setting the fastest pace four runs before Vonn, the American said “I knew I had to win the race to win the globe”.
She remains the most successful female World Cup alpine skier of all time after breaking a 35-year-old record of 62 career World Cup wins.
With history being made right on our doorstep, it’s no surprise New Generation Ski School was at the heart of the action.
When our resorts host sporting events like the World Cup, we provide ‘community service’ hours to help set up and run the event. This can be anything from torchlight descents, to handing out hot chocolate, manning the barriers or injecting pistes so they’re in tip top condition for competitors. Lewis MacLellan, New Generation Instructor in Méribel was on duty during the downhill race and managed to snap Lindsey crossing the line – we reckon he had the best seat in the house!