Vail Resorts says "Congratulations" to Lindsey Vonn on her Olympic gold medal in the downhill at Vancouver, and celebrates their hometown hero by naming a run after her on Vail Mountain.
The expert International trail on Vail Mountain has been renamed "Lindsey's." It's perfect, as the International run is the site of the women's speed events during the World Alpine Ski Championships, held at Vail and Beaver Creek in 1989 and 1999. It's also centrally located on Vail Mountain.
"We could not be prouder of Lindsey and her success at the Olympic Games. She truly embodies the Vail spirit with her perseverance in the face of adversity, dedication and hard work, and commitment to excellence - both on and off the snow," said Rob Katz, chairman and CEO of Vail Resorts.
Vonn was the first American woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the Downhill. She took a bronze in the Super G. She is once again the overall World Cup Champion.
Vonn was born in Minnesota, but commuted to Vail, beginning in 1984, for her ski racing. She moved to Vail permanently in the late '90s to compete with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail, before blasting onto the U.S. Ski Team and the international circuit.
Lindsey represents all five of Vail Resorts' mountains: Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, and Breckenridge in Colorado, as well as Heavenly in California/Nevada.