Editor’s note: The following was written by a Munich, Germany-based journalist who visited Aspen last week on a media familiarization trip hosted by the Aspen Skiing Co.
1. This season the World Cup celebrates its 50th anniversary. The idea to organize a series of ski races for women and men was born 1966 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. The first official World Cup race was hosted in Berchtesgaden, Germany on Jan. 5, 1967. Over the years, World Cup competitions have been hosted in 25 different countries around the world.
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