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Marlies Schild wins opening slalom

Updated: November 27, 2011, 8:37 PM ET
Associated Press

ASPEN, Colo. -- Once Marlies Schild cleared the first gate on this tricky course, the Austrian skier was well on her way to a win.

Schild captured the season-opening World Cup slalom Sunday, easily beating Maria Pietilae-Holmner of Sweden with a blistering final run.

Along with it, Schild gained a measure of redemption after she missed the opening gate on the Aspen course last season and didn't finish. It was a rather rookie mistake that left Schild upset, embarrassed and highly motivated.

She ...

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