"The place to ski": US Ski Stars doing their ski training in Sölden
The transatlantic partnership between Sölden and the US Ski Team started already in 2010. Even before there was a kind of cooperation, for example by sponsoring the sports legend Bode Miller. Now Sölden is the renowned "Official European Training Homebase" of the US Ski Team. It's not surprising that the super stars of the scene - like Mikaela Shiffrin, Lindsey Vonn, Ted Ligety and their team mates - take full advantage of all infrastructures provided at the "Hot Spot in the Alps". Patrick Riml from Sölden, US Alpine Director, is very pleased with the cooperation: "We have always ideal training conditions in the Ötztal." As he is born in Sölden he knows the region like the back of his hand. Very frequently, also during the season, he travels to Ötztal with the entire ski team in-between the sports events in order to prepare for the upcoming races.