Kidd of Stowe, Vt., and Canadian
Nancy Greene were winners during Aspen’s
first World Cup in 1968. Greene, the 1968 Olympic
giant slalom titlist, was no newcomer to Aspen.
She had won the women’s equivalent of the
Roch Cup, the Bingham Cup, in a race series here
in 1965. Kidd, the 1964 Olympic silver medalist
in slalom, was also an Aspen veteran. He had won
the Roch Cup two years running in 1964 and ’65.
1968 victories in all three events during World
Cup week in Aspen — downhill, slalom,
giant slalom — secured her first-place
standings in the World Cup point chart. Kidd,
whose competitors included Jean-Claude Killy,
Jimmy Huega, Bill Marolt and Spider Sabich, won
the slalom and placed third in both the downhill
and giant slalom. Though Kidd won the Roch Cup
for his collective standings in Aspen, Killy,
of France, won the overall World Cup.
first ever World Cup in Aspen drew the largest
on-course gallery of spectators in Aspen history,
estimated at 3,000. Famed newscaster and ski enthusiast
presented the trophies at Wagner Park.