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US skiers try out new world championships course

Updated: April 5, 2013, 5:17 PM ET
Associated Press

So steep and intimidating is the newly designed women's downhill course for the 2015 world championships that Stacey Cook wore extra layers of clothing on her first run to keep from going so fast.

Even then, the speed specialist had to suppress her fear -- and a compulsion to tap the brakes -- as she soared down the hill at Beaver Creek, Colo., during training this week.

Yep, this course is going to suit the Americans just fine. After all, the more demanding the terrain, the better ...

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