Blizzard, changing conditions mark wild day

Blizzard, changing conditions mark wild day
Local News

By Chris Freud

BEAVER CREEK — The fat, fluffy snow that fell on Beaver Creek all Saturday was a boon for skiers and snowboarders at the resort, but a mixed bag of conditions for super-G racers at the Birds of Prey World Cup.Several inches of new snow on Saturday morning prompted race organizers to shorten the course — instead of starting above Talons, it started lower with the Peregrine Jump, right above the Pumphouse section. The result was a slower, turning course that favored technical racers such as giant-slalom champs Ted Ligety and Marcel Hirscher.As the race progressed, the snow came heavier, clouds …

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