If you haven't kept up with US Ski Team racer Ted Ligety at this week's World Championships in Austria we can't blame you - because no one there has either.
Friday morning, the Park City native, and longtime Park City Mountain Resort shredder, won gold in the Giant Slalom, his third win already at this year's world championships - making Ted the first man to win that many golds at a single world championships since Jean-Claude Killy did it 45 years ago.
Ted was already having a great week before winning his third gold in Slalom. (photo: Ted Ligety)
Ted, who won the Super-G and Super-Combined earlier this week, held a lead of more than 1.3 seconds after the GS's first run - prompting Italian racing legend Alberto Tomba to joke that Ted had time for coffee during the second leg.
That's a lot of World Championship gold. (photo: Ted Ligety)
Ted will race for a fourth gold Sunday in Slalom (5:30 am MST, watch live HERE). A win there would link him with Killy as the only men ever to win four gold medals in one world championship.
We're so proud of Ted, whose connection to Park City Mountain Resort goes back virtually his entire life, from exploring the slopes as a young kid to coming up through the local developmental programs. Watch his PCMR story here:
Originally from the Pocono’s of Pennsylvania, Travis found his way to Park City three years ago and is now our grooming manager. When not in snowcat you can find him skiing or snowmobiling in the Utah backcountry or enjoying the skiing here at Park City Mountain Resort.