Beaver Creek hosts one of the most challenging World Cup downhill races for the men this morning, 12/3/10. These are always well attended and exciting events. I work security at the finish area for the Vail Valley Foundation, the sponsoring entity. The American men have not skied well year-to-date but that could change today. Bode Miller had the 4th fastest time in yesterday’s training run and Andrew Weibrecht (see photo below) seems poised for a high finish after medaling in the Olympics last season. My money is on Bode to finish well.