Placid, NY – February 2018 / Newsmaker Alert / Guests,
friends and employees of the Mirror
Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, a member of the group Small
Luxury Hotels of the World, will be particularly interested in this month’s
Winter Games in South Korea, as one of their own will try to win a third
of Mirror Lake Inn Owners to Ski For His
Olympic Medal in PyeongChang
Weibrecht, son of Mirror Lake Inn owners Ed and Lisa Weibrecht, already
has silver and bronze medals on display behind the front desk of the AAA
Four Diamond luxury property. Andrew was recently named to the 2018 Olympic
team, and is looking forward to competing in his specialty event, the Super
G, for the third time.
one-run race is a hybrid event that combines the key elements of downhill
and giant slalom, that is to say, high speed, precise turning and fast
32-year-old captured a bronze medal in this event at the Vancouver Games
in 2010, and then upped the ante with a silver medal four years later in
Sochi. So now, of course, Andrew’s fans are hoping he can extend the streak
on February 15 in PyeongChang (February 14 in the United States).
am thrilled to be a part of my third Olympic team,” said Weibrecht. “Competing
for the USA is an honor unlike no other, and I’m psyched to give it another
prepare for these Games, Weibrecht has spent time making sure his knee,
surgically repaired last spring, is ready for the rigors of the Korean
course. He has spent the past few weeks at a special pre-Olympic camp in
Italy and Austria, training with fellow ski stars Lindsey Vonn and Ted
Ligety. In recent weeks, Vonn has won two downhills on the World Cup tour,
and Ligety skied to a second place finish in giant slalom. Is Weibrecht
the next to capitalize? And at the Olympic Games, no less? It was a similar
“retreat” that lead to his Sochi medal.
by ski racing standards, is considered a big-game hunter, not unusual for
this avid outdoorsman. He scored his two Olympic medals before he ever
stepped on to the World Cup podium, an aberration in a sport were the climate-controlled
experts always look at World Cup results before making their Olympic prognostications.
since 2014, let the record show that Weibrecht has now matched his Olympic
medals with second and third place podium efforts in World Cup events,
achieving these on the tour’s most demanding tracks in Beaver Creek, Colo.
and Kitzbuehel, Austria.
what resonates the most with this man, known as the War Horse, is his ability
to perform at his best when the most eyes are watching. That is certainly
the case at the Olympic Games and the global audience it attracts.
has been going well,” Andrew remarked recently. “We did a lot of Super
G. I feel like things are coming along pretty well and my knee is feeling
good. As far as I know, I will just be racing that event. Otherwise, I
will be hanging out in Korea, probably will try to do some downhill training
runs to get on the hill, and should be able to get a decent amount of training
before race day.”
to Vancouver, his results were consistent but not in the top three. For
the next four years, he endured injury, surgeries and sickness, and actually
lost some of his U.S. Ski Team funding. But the blonde-haired ski racer
found believers who contributed to his mission, and he thanked them the
best way he could: by shocking the world with his Sochi silver. In fact,
had Weibrecht not encountered soft, slow snow at the bottom of the track
– conditions created by spring-like weather – his silver would have been
however, is a story possibly left for another day, say, February 14, at
the new alpine center, in the county of Jeongseon.
way, Andrew’s family and loyal fans will await his return to Lake Placid
for a hometown celebration worthy of a gold medal in its own right.
the Mirror Lake Inn
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is a luxury lakefront resort, offering its’ guests an authentic Adirondack
experience. The Inn, rated Four Diamond for 33 consecutive years, offers
both Four Diamond world-class cuisine and casual dining options, with impeccable
service amid awe-inspiring views. Only one other property in New York (located
in Manhattan), has maintained the Four Diamond designation longer than
Mirror Lake Inn. It is the only property in Lake Placid that combines Four
Diamond lodging and dining. The Inn's renowned Lake
Placid spa pampers the body and refreshes the mind with a comprehensive
menu of services. The Inn is conveniently located one block from the restaurants
and shops on Main Street in Lake Placid.
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