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FIS Alpine Ski World Championships, Schladming 2013: Women’s Super Combined, Hoefl-Riesch Wins!

02085©anapolitano2013Maria Hoefl-Riesch, Germany – 2013 Super Combined World Champion

02086©anapolitano2013Tina Maze, Slovenia – 2nd place

02087©anapolitano2013x02088©anapolitano2013x02089©anapolitano2013Nicole Hosp, Austria – 3rd place, overjoyed!

020710©anapolitano2013Michaela Kirchgasser, Austria – 4th place

02082©anapolitano2013Kathrin Zettel, Austria – 5th place

020877©anapolitano2013Julia Mancuso, USA – 8th place

020878©anapolitano2013x020812©anapolitano2013Tina Maze of Slovenia, 2nd place.  Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany, 1st place.  Nicole Hosp of Austria, 3rd place.

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Schladming 2013: FIS Alpine Ski World Championships

Schladming, Austria is host to the 2013 FIS Alpine World Championships.  Located in Styria in the heart of the country, this event is being called the Ski Festival with Heart.  The ebullient mood seems to be equal parts Austrian national ski pride and regional culture.

I am arriving a few days in, after both Super G races — missing the drama of Lindsey Vonn’s season-ending crash, as well as the excitement of Ted Ligety’s gold medal in his first-ever Super G win!  So for the next couple weeks, AlpineStyle56 will feature an extra big dose of ski racing action and inspiration. . .

02071©anapolitano2013Medals will be awarded for eleven events over fourteen days.

02072©anapolitano2013Schladming, with neighboring Haus/Ennstal, hosted the Alpine World Championships once before in 1982.

02073©anapolitano2013All races will be held on two slopes with a combined finish arena.

02074©anapolitano2013The voestalpine skygate, a stunning 35 meter high steel arch, adds to the drama of the finish.

02075©anapolitano2013B netting is ready. . .

02076©anapolitano2013. . . and so is Hopsi.

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Off to the Races

race_pennantsToday I travel from Munich to Schladming, Austria for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships.  I am excited for tons of ski racing action and Austrian alpine goodness.  Updates to follow. . .

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I Heart Austria

Logo:  Steirische Tourismus GmbH

In planning my upcoming trip to the 2013 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Schladming, Austria, I came across this fantastic logo promoting the host state of Styria.  It is simple, clean and vital with a charming alpine feel that is both traditional and contemporary.  (And it makes me want to buy logo’d souvenirs!)

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