March 1994

Three new names were elevated to the list of Aspen winners in 1994Hannes Trinkl, Cary Mullen, and Fredrik Nyberg. Three events were held this year — a giant slalom and two downhills, the Sister City Downhill and America’s Downhill.

Hannes Trinkl of Austria won the Sister City Downhill on Aspen Mountain, a make-up race for one that had been canceled in Germany earlier in the year. He was faster than second-place Cary Mullen of Canada or third-place Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg. Trinkl’s reign was short-lived, however, as he fell in the “Airplane Turn” the following day in the America’s Downhill.

The race was won by Canadian Cary Mullen, a new North American downhill star from Banff. America’s Downhill was Mullen’s first World Cup win. He was followed in second place by Atle Skaardal of Norway, with Pietro Vitalini of Italy in third. Mullen’s teammate, Ed Podivinsky, placed fourth.

In the giant slalom, Swedish racer Fredrik Nyberg placed first, coming from behind to win the event after finishing fourth in the first run. Christian Mayer of Austria, the Olympic bronze medalist, was second, and Italy’s Alberto Tomba placed sixth.