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“It’s all downhill from here…”
“Markets now frozen solid…”


On Friday, December 5, the New York Stock Exchange will celebrate the “Birds of Prey” International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup ski races with a live, remote bell-ringing from Beaver Creek Resort to open the Exchange market for trading.
NYSE Euronext SVP Scott Cutler; Robert Katz, Chief Executive Officer, Vail Resorts, Inc., and NYSE-listed Colorado Listed Company Chairmen, CEOs and Executives, will join the remote bell-ringing live from BeaverCreekMountain Resort. The bell ringing will take place at 7:30 a.m. Mountain Time, 9:30 a.m. EST. The “Birds of Prey” FIS Men’s World Cup Downhill Race will be held on Friday, December 5, 2008.

Of course Bode could give a crap about the suits as he is more directly involved:

Defending overall champion Bode Miller clocked the fastest time in Tuesday’s opening training session for the men’s World Cup downhill at Beaver Creek, Colo.

Miller, a two-time winner at Beaver Creek, negotiated the notorious Birds of Prey course in one minute 42.82 seconds.

“I skied normal today,” Miller said. “This is one of my favorite hills.”“It is a pleasure to ski it any time. That is why it is hard for me to back off and ski really conservative on a day like today, when you never know how many times you’re going to get to run this hill … I try to get the most out of this hill.” [as do we all Bode ]

Betsy and I hope to make it up and spot some of you around Red Tail Camp (note cell phone coverage can be spotty at that location).

A quick course run:
http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1029812821

General Info:
http://beavercreek.snow.com/info/winter/wa.wc.asp
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Hey Don, we'll be up this weekend and plan to catch some races.

I'll see if we can reach you via phone.

I'm especially interested in the Super G on Sunday.

There may be few chances left to see Bode and Hermann ski the same run.
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Been there since Monday afternoon and things are looking good for the races! See everyone there
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There may be few chances left to see Bode and Hermann ski the same run.
Bode-Maier…how good is that For the BoP downhill race [if they could xgame it side by side ] I would envision Bode out in front at peregrine jump, goshawk jump with a little wobble putting Maier ahead at russi’s ride and screech owl where he then fumbles a bit and Bode pulls out after golden eagle and holds out on the abyss to finish. Regardless, Bode will get the time win this year.

We’ll call you day of and see if we can connect.
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Been there since Monday afternoon and things are looking good for the races! See everyone there
I find the downhill training was cancelled due to snow today and with more coming perhaps you're helping to scrape it off.. So conditions are still good despite the snow?
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Can someone please explain to me WTF the NYSE has to do with downhill ski racing?

Other than some folks getting a pretty sweet pass out of Manhattan for a couple of days, that is.
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Can someone please explain to me WTF the NYSE has to do with downhill ski racing?

Other than some folks getting a pretty sweet pass out of Manhattan for a couple of days, that is.
That is all.

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I'm all for having fun at work, so I wouldn't normally be one to throw stones...but what a year for this kind of fun.
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They must have forgotten to send me my ticket to BCreek out of Wall Street.
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Can someone please explain to me WTF the NYSE has to do with downhill ski racing?
Actually I’m beginning to think the NYSE has more to do with a WC skiing event than perhaps the WC have in common with the popular skiing industry. Number one seller K2 thinks so as they don’t sponsor anything there.
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I'm all for having fun at work, so I wouldn't normally be one to throw stones...but what a year for this kind of fun.
Backasswards ya think but inline with NYSE promoting its CO trading Companies who are in turn schmoozing needed institutional investors. Ring that bell...It’s time to buy! That’s the business of this venue schmooze-a-thong. And if you’ve ever seen the privates flying into Eagle and the commercial and residential palaces open up at the Beav for the week long party…a recession you say?
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They must have forgotten to send me my ticket to BCreek out of Wall Street.
Funny...There was a time with this event where [as a little common stock holder] if you would knock on the door and only describe the NYSE trading symbol of that company holding one of the many extravagant private parties you’d be welcomed, champagned, sexed and then given a lift pass including half day instruction. [Of course you need to sign over your directed proxy for the half day instruction ]
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