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Ted Ligety wins World Cup giant slalom

Updated: December 6, 2011, 11:01 PM ET
Associated Press

BEAVER CREEK, Colo. -- The way Ted Ligety carved into turns looked so easy. The way he glided in between sections of the steep course appeared so elegant.

Even when he's skiing on edge in a giant slalom race, pushing to the brink of his ability -- as he insisted he was doing Tuesday -- it hardly seemed that way.

No wonder some of his rivals have taken to calling him, "Mr. GS."

Ligety turned in a blazing second run in frigid conditions to capture a World Cup giant slalom ...

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