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.
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
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.