Vail, CO – Vail Resorts will host a homecoming celebration for Lindsey Vonn in Vail, Colo. on Wednesday. The Vail resident recently won Olympic gold and bronze medals in Vancouver and captured her third consecutive World Cup Overall title, making her the winningest U.S. female ski racer of all time with 33 World Cup wins, including a U.S. record 11 this season.nThe homecoming festivities will kick off at 3:30 p.m. in Vail Square, located in the Colorado ski resort town’s Lionshead area. Supporters will be greeted with Lindsey Vonn commemorative pins and memorabilia as well as complimentary cookies, hot cocoa and entertainment including a DJ and jumbo screen videos of Vonn’s racing career highlights to date. Guest speakers including Co-President of Vail Resorts’ Mountain Division John Garnsey, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Executive Director Aldo Radamus, Town of Vail Mayor Dick Cleveland and former Olympian Chad Fleischer will take the stage and introduce Vonn at approximately 4 p.m. followed by a special children’s press conference with the ski racing champion.
Guests who ride one of several exclusive “Welcome Home Lindsey” cars on the Eagle Bahn Gondola throughout the day can register to win one of five 2010-11 Epic 7-Pack Passes. Winners will be announced by Vonn at the conclusion of the homecoming celebration in Vail Square.
“We could not be more proud to welcome Lindsey home to Vail after a season of unprecedented success on both the World Cup and Olympic stages,” said Garnsey. “Lindsey’s unwavering work ethic and poised representation of our country, our community and alpine skiing continues to be an inspiration to all of us at Vail Resorts and particularly to the next generation of young athletes following in her tracks.”
In addition to the homecoming celebration for Vonn on Wednesday, Vail’s 2010 Winter Olympians – including four-time Olympian Sarah Schleper, Olympian Chris Del Bosco and Paralympian Ralph Green – will be recognized during Spring Back to Vail between free concert performances by Robert Earl Keen and Wyclef Jean on Saturday, April 17. Robert Earl Keen is scheduled to take the stage at approximately 5 p.m.