March 20 2014
Park City, Utah (March 19, 2014) – U.S. Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety returns to the mountain where he learned to ski and race Saturday, March 29 when Park City Mountain Resort, in cooperation with Coca-Cola, hosts a welcome celebration for the Sochi Games and World Cup champion.
Ted will sign autographs and take pictures with the public 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the resort plaza.
“We are thrilled to team up with Coca-Cola in welcoming Ted back to his home mountain,” said Jenni Smith, president and general manager of Park City Mountain Resort. “Ted learned to ski, and later to race, right here on our slopes – we are proud and honored to welcome Ted back home as a Winter Games gold medalist for the second time.”
Ted won gold in alpine Giant Slalom last month in Sochi, becoming the only American male alpine skier to ever win multiple Olympic gold medals (his first came in the 2006 Turin Games). More recently, Ted clinched his fifth World Cup giant slalom season title in Lenzerheide, Switzerland March 15.
When home between World Cup events, the Park City native can still be found hitting his favorite powder stashes at Park City Mountain Resort.
Images of Ted Ligety skiing at Park City Mountain Resort are available here, with a mandatory “Park City Mountain Resort” photo credit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/pcmrmedia/sets/72157640292637844/
About Park City Mountain Resort Consistently ranked among North America’s premier resorts by the ski and snowboard industry’s most respected publications, Park City Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Park City, Utah and is only a 35-minute drive from Salt Lake City International Airport. This winter, Park City Mountain Resort celebrates its 50th anniversary. More information at parkcitymountain.com.
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