STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The streets of Steamboat Springs are frequented by Olympians who call the mountain town home. And next weekend, two-time Olympic gold medalist Ted Ligety will join their ranks as he travels here to compete in dual slalom as part of the World Pro Ski Tour, also known as the WPST.
Ligety will be one of a few dozen slalom skiers who will gather at Howelsen Hill, the oldest operating ski area in North America, to battle for the Moose Barrows Trophy over three rounds of action on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, concluding with the finals under the lights.
The race is the second of six in the WPST series that concludes with the World Championships in April at Taos Ski Valley in New Mexico. However, Ligety didn’t compete in the initial competition in Vail, so his inaugural WPST race will be in Steamboat.