March 1992

Four-time winner of America’s Downhill, Peter Mueller of Switzerland, raced the Aspen Mountain course for his last time in 1992 as he was forced into retirement at age 34. Mueller, who last won Aspen’s downhill in 1986, said the Swiss Team had decided he was too old. “They’re so stupid,” said Mueller, who maintained that experience was still on his side, despite the younger, faster skiers dominating the event.

Mueller’s teammate, Daniel Mahrer, won the downhill, with Mueller in 19th place. Mahrer set a new course record, formerly held by Mueller. Leonard Stock of Austria placed fourth and Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg, seventh. Americans AJ Kitt and Tommy Moe took eighth and 47th.

The super G course this year was so fast, half the field failed to negotiate it, including Swiss racers Franz Heinzer and Marc Girardelli. Olympic gold medalist in the event, Kjetl Andre Aamodt of Norway, won.