One of the U.S. women competing at the World Cup races in Aspen is coming back from a knee injury. This season Resi Stiegler of Jackson Hole is working to again be among the best racers in the world.
Stiegler will race in slalom over the weekend. It’s among her first competitions after ACL surgery following a crash during a January training run. Last season, her best competition was at the World Cup in Aspen, where she placed eleventh. She says the Aspen race course is one of her favorites with its rolling hills and curves. She wants a solid race here.
"I’ve always loved Aspen. Whatever happens there, it doesn’t bother me because the place provides such a good feeling. And, it usually puts you in a good place for the rest of the season."
Stiegler, 30, is a veteran of ski racing. She’s competed in two Olympics and raced on the World Cup circuit for 14 years. Last year she skied independent of the U.S. Ski Team, paying her own way to competitions. Her goal this year is to be among the top 15 in the world.