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Seymour, Ritchie Top 30 in Aspen Slalom

By Sierra Ryder - Stifel U.S. Ski Team
March, 3 2024
Seymour competes in the slalom race. (U.S. Ski & Snowboard - Dustin Satloff)

On the final day of the Stifel Aspen Winternational presented by United, Stifel U.S. Ski Team athletes Jett Seymour and Ben Ritchie skied to 25th and 27th place, respectively. 

“It was a challenging course and I had a pretty big mistake, but I am proud of my skiing today,” said Seymour. 

It snowed 18 inches overnight and the course workers were up before dawn to help get the race off. They were able to push all the snow off to get back the ice from the day before for the world’s best slalom skiers. The Stifel U.S. Ski Team squad had three skiers - Seymour, Ritchie and Luke Winters - punch it into the top 30 after the first run, a positive step for the team. 

On the second run, the slalom course was anyone’s for the taking. Seymour was knifing his second run until he had a huge bobble at the bottom. With an incredibly athletic recovery, he still made it to the finish to earn World Cup points. Ritchie also skied solidly with a few bobbles to land another top 30 finish. Winters skied out and did not finish.

“It can be tough to fight through the pressure of home races, but when you ski through it can be really rewarding,” said Seymour. 

It was quite a day for Great Britain’s Laurie Taylor who won the Stifel Bibbo Award, going from bib 49 to eighth place, a career-best finish for the Brit. However it was ultimately the best weekend for Loic Meillard of Switzerland who followed up his two second place finishes in giant slalom with a slalom win. Germany’s Linus Strasser took second place and Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen claimed third place. 

The final men’s technical World Cup season will end in Slovenia next weekend. 

Men's slalom