This weekend, skier Ted Ligety has a reason to celebrate, and Park City Mountain Resort is ready to throw a party in his honor.
The Park City native and U.S. Ski Team member is the first man in 45 years – and the first non-European ever – to win three World Cup championship ski races in a single season (giant slalom, super G and combined). Altogether, Ligety won six World Cup giant slalom events this year and the men’s slalom at the U.S. Alpine Championships, putting him third in the overall world standings.
On Saturday, April 6, Park City Resort will welcome Ligety back to his home mountain with a celebration to honor the decorated skier himself. The homecoming, held in the resort plaza, will begin at 1 p.m. with a parade of flags down PayDay run, followed by a Q&A with Ligety at 1:15. Immediately afterwards, some of Park City’s proudest residents will speak about Ligety’s honors, including former world champion and local namesake Stein Eriksen, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association President Mill Marlot and Park City Mayor Dana Williams. Excited fans will also have the opportunity to meet Ligety with an autograph session at 2 p.m.
If you miss the meet-and-greet with Ligety, catch a free concert by singer-songwriter Bryon Friedman, a former U.S. Ski Team member, at Legacy Lodge at 3 p.m.
For more information, visit Park City’s website.
Park City, UT 84060
Apr 6, 2013 - Apr 6, 2013
Fans of World Cup skier Ted Ligety