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Tour Squaw Valley with Franz Weber, fastest skier in the world from 1980-85

Sierra Sun Staff

The Resort at Squaw Creek is offering a Weber weekend, beginning Jan. 23, when guests will get a chance to ski with the one-time fastest skier in the world.

The weekend will kick off with a guided tour led by Franz Weber, who is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as having skied more than 140 mph.

Now the director of skiing at Squaw Creek, Weber will slow it down to spend a day of complimentary skiing with guests of the Resort at Squaw Creek.

Weber is best known for his six-time consecutive World Speed Skiing Championships from 1980-85.

Weber will be available to guests throughout the ski season. Tentatively scheduled for Jan. 23, 26, Feb. 20, 25, March 2,9,16,20 and April 3,10,13, more detailed information can be obtained from the concierge at Squaw Creek.

Weber will meet resort guests in front of the sports shop at 9 a.m. for a morning session for low intermediate skiers.

The afternoon session will be for advanced and expert skiers.

This will offer a chance to mingle with one of the fastest men on skis. It will also give skiers an insider’s look at Squaw’s terrain.

The resort points out these afternoon sessions are not open to beginning skiers.

Weber is now an active sports agent and ski area consultant who speaks five languages fluently. He still hangs out with Franz Klammer and Leonard Stock, both Olympic gold medalists.

The resort is located at the base of Squaw Valley. For information, call (800) 327-3353.

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