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Vail, Beaver Creek To Host 2015 World Ski Championships

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ANTALYA, Turkey — The Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts in Colorado will host the Alpine world championships in 2015.

The International Ski Federation picked the American bid Thursday ahead of Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy, and St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The decision sends the biennial event back to North America after seven straight championships in Europe.

Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn was a 14-year-old course volunteer when Vail-Beaver Creek last staged the worlds in 1999. Vail also hosted the event in 1989.

The winning bid calls for a new women's downhill course for the championships.