The much-anticipated 2017 FIS World Cup Finals started today under bluebird skies with the stands filled with cheering race fans and temperatures warm enough to bring up thoughts of pina coladas and Mai Tais. Italy's Dominik Paris won the downhill in 1:33.07, which was .08 seconds faster than his teammate Peter Fill. Fill, however clinched the overall World Cup  downhill title for the season with his second-place finish in the race. Switzerland's Carlo Jana was third.

The women's downhill race followed. Front-runner Ilka Stuhec of Slovenia, who also took the season title, placed first, with a time of 1:36.95. Crowd favorite Lindsey Vonn skied to second place with a time of 1:37.61, .66 seconds behind Stuhec. Italy's Sofia Goggia placed third. 

Here, we share some of our favorite moments from day one. 

 

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