Peter Shelton

In Aspen, snow played the villain

Posted in Ski evolution, Watch columns by pshelton on December 1, 2009

The play-by-play guy at Sunday’s World Cup race in Aspen must have mispronounced the last name of Maria and Suzanne Riesch two dozen times. The sisters pronounce their name “Reesh.” The rules of “ie” and “ei” in German are unambiguous. But the P.A. guy kept saying it with a long “i” sound, so that it rimed with Third Reich.

The real villain of the weekend, though, if you listened to disappointed Americans, was the snow. (more…)